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 ZOC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tera Term or YAT - Yet Another Terminal. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to minicom and eight of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to minicom are CoolTerm (Free), dterm (terminal emulator) (Free, Open Source), Poderosa (Freemium) and TTYEmulator (Free).

    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. 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.
    5. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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    6. Poderosa is a tabbed terminal emulator for Windows. Against common terminal emulators such as Putty or TeraTerm, Poderosa has following features. Tabbed style GUI
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    7. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.
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