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    minicom Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to minicom for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is ZOC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try CoolTerm or dterm (terminal emulator). If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to minicom and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to minicom are CuteCom, Zterm, MacTerm and pqcom.

    minicom is mainly a Terminal Emulator but alternatives to it 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.
    This page was last updated Apr 1, 2022
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    Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto...
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    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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      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.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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

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      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.

    3. 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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      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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      Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.
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