minicom Alternatives

    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 an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to minicom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is ZOC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tera Term or YAT - Yet Another Terminal. Other great apps like minicom are Blink Shell (Paid, Open Source), CoolTerm (Free), dterm (terminal emulator) (Free, Open Source) and picocom (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 3, 2021

    1. 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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    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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
      Most users think CoolTerm is a great alternative to minicom.

    6. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.


      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.

    8. 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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    9. MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications.
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