picocom Alternatives

    picocom is described as 'minimal dumb-terminal emulation program. It is ideal for embedded systems since its memory footprint is minimal (less than 20K, when stripped)' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to picocom for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Cygwin. The best alternative is YAT - Yet Another Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like picocom are dterm (terminal emulator) (Free, Open Source), CuteCom (Free, Open Source), minicom (Free, Open Source) and Zterm (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 3, 2021

    1. Engineering, testing and debugging of serial communication. Supports RS-232/422/423/485 as well as TCP/IP Client/Server/AutoSocket, UDP/IP Client/Server/PairSocket and USB Ser/HID. Optimized for simple command sets of e.g. embedded systems.
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    2. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

    3. Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download.
    4. ZTerm is a terminal emulation program for the Macintosh. In its day, many people used it to connect to Bulletin Board Systems and download files. Now we have the internet.
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    5. Gtkterm is a simple GTK+ terminal used to communicate with a serial port. It is has fewer features than minicom, but is designed to be as easy to use as possible.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The idea is to create a simple and good looking terminal for being able to transmit to and from electronic boards and hardware. It can be configured to show data in hex or string format. It allows manual configuration of the port to use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.
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