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PAC Manager Alternatives for Windows

PAC Manager is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to PAC Manager and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to PAC Manager are WinSCP , OpenSSH, mRemoteNG and MobaXterm.

PAC Manager alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PAC Manager.
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  1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPuTTY consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    This alternative is disputed. PuTTY is still a legitimate alternative to PAC Manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    PAC supports the grouping of connections. For example, Groupname of AIX has all of my AIX hosts, etc

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    PuTTY doesn't handle multiple connections in a tabbed interface. PAC Manager does.

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    Cannot save connections -> no connection manager

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  2. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeWinSCP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ PortableWinSCP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionWinSCP can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingWinSCP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWinSCP either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.

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    This alternative is disputed. OpenSSH is still a legitimate alternative to PAC Manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    PAC manages multiple ssh sessions while openssh handles one at a time.

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    OpenSSH only handles one session at a time

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  4. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

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    Most users think mRemoteNG is a great alternative to PAC Manager.
  5. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

    ⚫︎ PortableMobaXterm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMobaXterm is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionMobaXterm can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMobaXterm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  6. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWindows Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWindows Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  7. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

    ⚫︎ PortableKiTTY can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. 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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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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    Bitvise SSH Client

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    SSH client for file transfer, terminal and tunneling.

    ⚫︎ PortableBitvise SSH Client can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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