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    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 Tabby, 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 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MobaXterm are Hyper (Free, Open Source), iTerm2 (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source) and Remote Desktop Manager (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes...
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    1. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.
    2. 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.
      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 almost 2 years ago


    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    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.
      Most users think Remote Desktop Manager is a great alternative to MobaXterm.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      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.
      Terminal vs MobaXterm opinions
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      guest2 Not the same type of application.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

    6. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems
      Royal TSX vs MobaXterm opinions
      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 4 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 about 4 years ago

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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

    7. A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust
    8. 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 vs MobaXterm opinions
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      NO GUI present in any of these
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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