Alternatives to PuTTY for all platforms with any license

  • OpenSSH

    OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux iPhone BSD iPad ... Cygwin Haiku

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    • Totally standardized on all platforms (ok, not Windows, but catching up there). Harty1978Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Up to date. One of the most trustworthy dev teams on the intenet. Brioni1988Feb 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • There is no gui for connection management. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OpenSSH includes both client and server software Guest • Jun 2015 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • KiTTY

    KiTTY is a fork of PuTTY that adds extra features. KiTTY is only designed for the Microsoft Windows platform. For more information about the original software, or...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Fork of putty. But more recently updated and fresher. VladOct 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The same functionality than PuTTY but prettier, and seems faster for me too pablosezparra10 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Arguably the best remote access program out there. Great compact interface, most features I've ever seen, works amazingly fast out of the box. The 10 session limit is what makes this Freemium, so if that is not a big deal for you, this is the software for you. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • cmder

    Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of http://alternativeto .

    Free Open Source Windows clink ConEmu Windows Command Prompt PowerShell

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    • "PuTTY is an __SSH and telnet client__ , developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform." cmder is not an ssh or telnet client. Guest • Jul 2017 • 13 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not an SSH or telnet client. More like PowerShell on Windows.... for Windows.... Guest • Sep 2017 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • cmder wraps console applications into a tab interface, to replace partially putty, it's need to be used with openssh or similar console application Guest • Oct 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's an entire terminal emulator that provides a Unix-y environment. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Install cmder package including git and its unix utils. You will have the best of unix + windows, autoupdates, and performance. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • ZOC

    ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support. ZOC lets...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

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    • More features. Cleaner user interface. Actual support. externitoritusOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Fully features, and rock solid. Never had any stability problem. Perfect for the daily work. AtmanandaOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • One of the few options available on the mac. Brioni1988Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Just let me say one thing: Try managing 200 hosts for 10+ clients in the host directory of Putty and ZOC. hansolo1988May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • tabs, ease of use, very easy to customize grerclNov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • MSYS2

    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • mintty

    Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team. It can be downloaded from the main site or it can be...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • tilda

    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued No activity for over a year.
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  • JuiceSSH

    The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support. Features: - Full colour terminal / ssh client - Popup keyboard with...

    Free Android Android Tablet mosh OpenSSH Dropbear SSH Server and Client

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PuTTY Comments

version 0.61 out after 4 years in development (or hybernation)

Comment by tabakis
about PuTTY · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam
Comment by UncleNinja
about PuTTY · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I love putty. If it weren't for putty, I'd probably be missing several limbs and/or eyeballs right now.

Comment by mv288
about PuTTY · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

This is a bit strange!. This application has 113 likes and its alternatives have only 5 likes?. SSH has been around since ages and many people use it in their everyday development life .... and still there are no better alternatives? ( of course a free one!).

Comment by Mutant
about PuTTY · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i miss putty so much on my mac I use crossover to run it just like a normal application. Apple really needs to redo the terminal app, it sucks!