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minicom Alternatives for Windows

minicom is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Tera Term, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to minicom and seven of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to minicom are ZOC, CoolTerm, YAT - Yet Another Terminal and Poderosa.

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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Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto...

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    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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    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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  4. 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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    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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    TTYEmulator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    TTYEmulator is a free terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, raw TCP and serial computing protocols. TTYEmulator is written for Microsoft Windows.

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  7. pqcom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    pqcom on Ububntu
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