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KiTTY Alternatives for Mac

KiTTY is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is OpenSSH, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to KiTTY and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to KiTTY are PowerShell, Tabby Terminal, Hyper and iTerm2.

KiTTY alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KiTTY.
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    OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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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    PowerShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingPowerShell supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  3. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableTabby Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableHyper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiTerm2 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingiTerm2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    One of the better free Terminals on macOS. Layout (antialiased fonts, line spacing).

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  6. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Terminal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Terminal (also referred to as Terminal.app) is a terminal emulator included in Apple's Mac OS X operating system. It originated in Mac OS X's predecessors, NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, and allows the user to interact with the computer through a command line interface.

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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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    Royal TSX

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportRoyal TSX support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    iTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users with best command line experience under OS X.

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    Discontinued

    Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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