Free MobaXterm Alternatives for Mac

    MobaXterm is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Hyper, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MobaXterm and many of them is available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MobaXterm are iTerm2 (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source), Tabby (Free, Open Source) and Remote Desktop Manager (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.
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      Hyper vs MobaXterm opinions
      Some users think Hyper is a great alternative to MobaXterm, some don't.
      Hyper is just a terminal. No file manager, port forwarding or session management (X11, VNC, etc..)
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

    2. iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
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    3. Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.
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    4. Tabby is a terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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    5. Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralize all your remote connections, passwords and credentials into a unique platform that can be securely shared between users. Drive security, speed and productivity through your organization while reducing risks for your IT department.
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      Most users think Remote Desktop Manager is a great alternative to MobaXterm.

    6. Terminal (also referred to as is a terminal emulator included in Apple's Mac OS X operating system. It originated in Mac OS X's predecessors, NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, and allows the user to interact with the computer through a command line interface.
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      guest2 Not the same type of application.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

    7. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms!
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      Most users think Royal TSX is a great alternative to MobaXterm.
      Most alternatives mentioned here have nothing to do with what MobaXterm provides as features. This is the ONLY real alternative for MobaXterm. And no, i have nothing to do with Royal TSX and i hate that it's not open source.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Can't easily send commands to multiple terminals and allow user to choose which open terminals to send to like MobaXTerm, also UI isn't as's the details that matter
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      multiple connection support such as ssh vnc teamviewer rdp
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    8. iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users with best command line experience under OS X.


      Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2

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    9. Termius is more than a mere SSH client – it’s a complete command-line solution that’s redefining remote access for sysadmins and network engineers. Securely access Linux or IoT devices and quickly fix issues from the comfort of your couch via laptop or phone.
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      NO GUI present in any of these
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    10. Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.
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      Chrome Secure Shell vs MobaXterm opinions
      Some users think Chrome Secure Shell is a great alternative to MobaXterm, some don't.
      It only supports one time of connection, doensn't have any of the tools or features, and doesn't come close in session management etc.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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