pTerm Alternatives

    pTerm is described as 'provides an SSH, Telnet, and raw TCP client for your iPhone or iPod Touch! It is based on the popular desktop client PuTTY ' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to pTerm for a variety of platforms, including Mac, iPhone, Windows, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is OpenSSH, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like pTerm are Hyper (Free, Open Source), Tabby (Free, Open Source), Terminal (Free) and upterm (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 8, 2021

    1. 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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    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.
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    3. Tabby is a terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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    4. Terminal (also referred to as Terminal.app) 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.

      Discontinued

      Deprecated since May 20, 2019. Maintainer suggests using Hyper instead.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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    5. Terminal emulator based on UWP and web technologies.
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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Introducing Prompt: the best SSH client for your iPad or iPhone.
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    6. CLIX ('command line interface for OS X') makes it easy to harness the power of Unix. It becomes both a fish to buy and a series of lessons in how to fish and ultimately a handy way to work.
    7. Harness the native Linux command-line potential of Android with this Terminal.
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