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MobaXterm

An advanced terminal that gives Windows users a powerful, Unix-like command-line experience.

Avg rating of 4.1 (14)| 15 comments

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MobaXterm Features

  1.  PortableMobaXterm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionMobaXterm can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
  3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMobaXterm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

MobaXterm information

  • Developed byMobatek
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives97 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about MobaXterm, and it has gotten 202 likes

MobaXterm was added to AlternativeTo by webtechy on and this page was last updated . MobaXterm is sometimes referred to as MobaXVT.

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AlternativeSteve
  
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As the other commenters have noted, MobaXterm has an unlimited free trial with a limited feature set. So if you don't want to spend any money, you may not find MobaXterm as useful. But if you buy the full version, it has a huge feature set that is well integrated and works wonderfully.

Sure, you could build yourself something similar using several different open source and free software tools. I'd done that, but still found value in MobaXterm because it does the work of several disparate apps. The price seemed high at first, but the more I looked around at the alternatives, the more it seemed worth it. Good tools cost money to build, and I want to support the creation of tools like this. There's a reason PuTTY doesn’t have tabs and hasn't changed much in more than a decade: no-one is paying for features to be developed.

MobaXterm literally brings a feeling joy to Linux and Unix connectivity from Windows. In my opinion, it's well worth the price, and is in the same league of other best-of-breed tools worthy of our support, like PhraseExpander, PowerGrep, XYPlorer, and TestRail.

If you want free transportation, you can walk or use a bicycle. If you want to travel quickly, in comfort, and style, you buy a nice car. In this analogy, PuTTY is a bicycle, and MobaXterm is a luxury sedan. There's nothing wrong with either choice. Everyone can decide which option they prefer.

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Nyagu
  
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I would pay for it, if it wasn't 70 dollars a year.

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ignosgt
  
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Even though the policy of the author of Mobaxterm is understandable, this very nice application is not really free and the license cost is quite high compared to other similar tools in the market.

Coming this tool from an Open Source/Free Software world, a more reasonable price could have helped me to go on with the professional license. Besides, many of the features are derivative from open source code that has been given for free for many years by many people.

After months of using it and reaching the limit line, I'll have to switch over to another application. Better don't get used to it.

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Tuckson

Agreed. This piece of software really rocks. It is outstanding compared to other pieces of software, but for me too, the price is an obstacle.

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EastSky

The license for MobaXterm (http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/support/licenses.html) certainly indicates that it is free. Also, from the way it appears from the heading, it is a GPL v3 license. Other components are GPL v2, or the Cygwin license. The source for MobaXterm is found http://download.mobatek.net/sources/ as well (though you need Borland Delphi v7 and commercial components to compile it). That, along with the fact that the license states that you "should" subscribe if you are a business user seems to indicate the same. Regardless, updating to the professional version seems relatively inexpensive (compare to SecureCRT)-- the Multi-execute and horizontal tiling of terminal sessions is unrivaled (at least from what I've seen so far).

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daggerka

Agreed to.

This piece of software reaches peak. All in one is good, but for SFTP WinSCP is better. Shell functions is briliant. Duplicate tab, split functions, simple Tunneling, clicable console. Unfortunately for me too, the price is an obstacle.

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tysinger
  
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This app is worth any price. I am very satisfied with the free version. Now, I want to kick myself for using Putty for all those antagonizing years.

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OlivierB
  
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Tried almost every proposed alternatives, none of them come even close to what MobaXterm offers. I decided to buy a license, and for anyone working with many Linux/Unix servers to manage, it is totally worth the investment.

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softph
  
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Limitations are ok for everyday use. Other options just not usable without a lot of customization.

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alexrazarvin
  
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Bad Support, wouldn't recommend. Nice features though and GUI.

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alexrazarvin

I was able to resolve my issue. Nice software for network engineer and more. Upgraded from old PuttyCM. If price is not an issue for you - this is a must have. Support - there is a room to improve :).

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  • SSH Client
  • Terminal Emulator
  • User interface
  • RDP Sessions in a Tab
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  • windows-rdp
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  • xterm
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