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    KiTTY Alternatives

    KiTTY is described as 'opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software' and is a very popular terminal emulator in the network & admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to KiTTY for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KiTTY are ConEmu, cmder, OpenSSH and MobaXterm.

    KiTTY is mainly a Terminal Emulator but alternatives to it may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KiTTY.
    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2022
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    KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds...
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    1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.
      PuTTY vs KiTTY opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PuTTY is a great alternative to KiTTY.
      Brioni1988 The original tried and trusted.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      jens82 The differences are minor. Both are great tools.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    2. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.
      ConEmu vs KiTTY opinions
      This alternative is disputed. ConEmu is still a legitimate alternative to KiTTY, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Brioni1988 A local shell. Kitty/Putty and the likes are remote connections.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      ConEmu doesn't provide SSH connections
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Want a shell that makes remote connections instead of or in addition to connection to local Windows machine
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    3. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .
      cmder vs KiTTY opinions
      This alternative is disputed. cmder is still a legitimate alternative to KiTTY, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Harty1978 It's nice, but no remote features.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      Want a shell that makes remote connections instead of or in addition to connection to local Windows machine
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    4. OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
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    5. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.


    6. PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.
    7. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.
    8. Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.
    9. iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
      iTerm2 vs KiTTY opinions
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      Brioni1988 One of the better free Terminals on macOS. Layout (antialiased fonts, line spacing).
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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