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 (Free, Open Source), Hyper (Free, Open Source), iTerm2 (Free, Open Source) and Tabby (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.


    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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      Brioni1988 One of the better free Terminals on macOS. Layout (antialiased fonts, line spacing).
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    5. Tabby is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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    6. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    7. 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.
    8. 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.

      Discontinued

      Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2

      http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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    9. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms!
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    10. ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support.
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      Brioni1988 Good commercial terminal on macOS. Has a superset of Kitty's features.
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