CuteCom Alternatives

    CuteCom is described as 'graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices'. There are more than 10 alternatives to CuteCom for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Cygwin. The best alternative is YAT - Yet Another Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CuteCom are Tera Term (Free, Open Source), RealTerm (Free, Open Source), dterm (terminal emulator) (Free, Open Source) and minicom (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 3, 2021

    1. Engineering, testing and debugging of serial communication. Supports RS-232/422/423/485 as well as TCP/IP Client/Server/AutoSocket, UDP/IP Client/Server/PairSocket and USB Ser/HID. Optimized for simple command sets of e.g. embedded systems.
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    2. Tera Term (Pro) is a free software terminal emulator (communication program) for MS-Windows. It supports VT100 emulation, telnet connection, serial port connection, and so on.
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    3. RealTerm is a terminal program specially designed for capturing, controlling and debugging binary and other difficult data streams. It is far better for debugging comms than HyperTerminal. It has no support for dialing modems, BBS, etc. - that is what HyperTerminal does.
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    4. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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    5. Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download.


    6. ZTerm is a terminal emulation program for the Macintosh. In its day, many people used it to connect to Bulletin Board Systems and download files. Now we have the internet.
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      HTerm is a terminal emulator for serial communication.
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    7. picocom is a minimal dumb-terminal emulation program. It is ideal for embedded systems since its memory footprint is minimal (less than 20K, when stripped).
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    8. Gtkterm is a simple GTK+ terminal used to communicate with a serial port. It is has fewer features than minicom, but is designed to be as easy to use as possible.
    9. moserial is a clean, friendly gtk-based serial terminal for the GNOME desktop. It is primarily intended for technical users and hardware hackers who need to communicate with embedded systems, test equipment, and serial consoles.
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