MobaXterm Alternatives for Linux

Well known and loved for its remote connection features, Windows terminal app MobaXterm sports a massive set of features spanning a much broader range of use cases. Notably, it bundles an X11 server with all the key terminal apps in one package. On that note, it's also portable so admins can easily use it at arbitrary locations without having to install it.

Similar portable tools can be found with the portable feature. Being able to switch between different sessions using tabs is important for connection apps like these so you can filter for that with the tabbed interface feature.

Most of these types of tools are strictly for the desktop though there are a few mobile tools for Android and iPhone. Windows is a more commonly supported platform, though many tools support Mac as well. Linux users tend to have a wider range of options through their terminals though some of these tools support it as well.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 4:20:00 PM

Alternatives to MobaXterm for Linux with any license

  • Hyper

    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. For developers, extensions are universal Node.js modules loaded by both Electron and the renderer process.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Alacritty

    Alacritty is the result of frustration with existing terminal emulators. Using vim inside tmux in many terminals was a particularly bad experience. None of them were ever quite fast enough. Even so, Linux does have some decent alternatives. For example, urxvt and st give good experiences. The major downside with those options is difficulty of configuration and inability to run on non-X11 platforms.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Terminus

    Terminus is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PAC Manager

    PAC is a Perl/GTK Gnome replacement for SecureCRT/Putty/etc... It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections: users, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros, etc. Unique Linux application to impletement almost every SecureCRT's functionality. Remote and local macros. Remotely send commands with EXPECT regexp. Cluster connections!! Connections on same cluster share keystrokes!! Proxy support.

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 4.5.5.7, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • It is very similar to MobaXterm at least on Linux. It can save sessions with nice GUI. kayvantehraniFeb 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Termius

    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. Termius Free Features: • Enjoy a beautiful, hand-crafted interface for all major mobile and desktop systems. • Termius is always ad-free. You are not the product. • Pair credentials and servers for quick access.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS iPad

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  • Chrome Secure Shell

    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.

    • 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. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

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  • rxvt-unicode

    Rxvt-unicode is a highly customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. Commonly known as urxvt, rxvt-unicode can be daemonized to run clients within a single process in order to minimize the use of system resources. Developed by Marc Lehmann, some of the more outstanding features of rxvt-unicode include international language support through Unicode, the ability to display multiple font types and support for Perl extensions.

    • Discontinued Last update was in 2016

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • sshfs

    This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there's nothing to do. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

    • It's just a file system not a SSH client Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

  • TEXTREME

    TEXTREME is a lively, animated text editor with the feel of a retro videogame complete with sounds and game-like visual effects. The screen shakes as you type while particle effects decorate new characters. Hit backspace and any characters you delete are sent flying off the screen. It's a unique editing experience for the gamer in all of us.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • FireSSH

    FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Waterfox Pale Moon ... Firefox

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  • SecureCRT

    SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.

    • SecureCRT is a good alternative to MobaXterm, because you can run Python, Java or VBS scripts and macros to extend the functionality of the software or to automate repeatedly used functions! Good support in the forum! tiborwApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's just an SSH tool. No support for VNC, RDP, X etc... Misses a lot of features as well. Doesn't support much more then the built-in terminal.app on a Mac. Where MobaXterm is soo much more. All your remote session, tunnels, etc, on loads of protocols in one centralized fast tool. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • RXVT

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    • Discontinued Last updated in 2013.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Termite

    A keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support. Termite looks for the configuration file in the following order: $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/termite/config, ~/.config/termite/config, $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/termite/config, /etc/xdg/termite/config. Termite's exit status is 1 on a failure, including a termination of the child process from an uncaught signal. Otherwise the exit status is that of the child process.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Cash

    Cash is a cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6. Think Cygwin, except: - No native compiling - No ugly DLLs - Works in any terminal - 1/15th of the size Runs using Node.js

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • mrxvt

    Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)

    • Discontinued Latest release Sep. 9, 2008

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • lterm

    lterm is a vte-based terminal emulator for GNU/Linux systems. It is mainly used as ssh/telnet client but can be very easily configured to use any other protocol. Furthermore it can be a usual terminal on local host. Includes some features in order to ease user's work, to avoid repetitive tasks and to improve speed in operations, see a list below.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Electerm

    terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win) based on electron/node-pty/xterm/antd and other libs, it works as a combination of guake and xshell it is still on its early stage, more feature/test will be added features: work as a terminal or ssh/sftp client(similar to xshell) hotkey to bring window back to front(simliar to guake, default is ctrl + 2) support multi platform(linux, mac, win) support multi-language

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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