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minicom is described as 'Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to minicom for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Tera Term, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like minicom are ZOC, Blink Shell, CoolTerm and YAT - Yet Another Terminal.

minicom 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 minicom.
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  • Mac
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  1. Tera Term icon

    Tera Term

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  2. ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingZOC supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  3. Blink Shell icon

    Blink Shell

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Blink Shell is the professional, desktop-grade terminal emulator for iOS. It's a full-featured and highly configurable open-source terminal that can be compiled from the source at GitHub or purchased as a pre-compiled app from the App Store to support the developers.

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  4. CoolTerm icon

    CoolTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CoolTerm is a simple serial port terminal application (no terminal emulation) that is geared towards hobbyists and professionals with a need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc.

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    Most users think CoolTerm is a great alternative to minicom.

    Worked on latest Mac Version. Minicom did not run on Monterey 12.3. Donation ware is very kind.

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  5. 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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  6. picocom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  7. dterm (terminal emulator)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.

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  8. CuteCom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

    ⚫︎ PortableCuteCom can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

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    Zterm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    Poderosa

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Poderosa is a tabbed terminal emulator for Windows.

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    Poderosa supports command-popup feature. This is convenient when you confirm the result of command for a while without scrolling up the buffer.To show the popup menu, press Ctrl+Comma in the shell.
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