PuTTY Alternatives for Android

    PuTTY is not available for Android but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Termius, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PuTTY and six of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to PuTTY are ConnectBot (Free, Open Source), JuiceSSH (Free), Royal TSX (Freemium) and GSW ConnectBot (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. Termius is more than a mere SSH client – it’s a complete command-line solution that’s redefining remote access for sysadmins and network engineers. Securely access Linux or IoT devices and quickly fix issues from the comfort of your couch via laptop or phone.
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      Termius vs PuTTY opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Termius is a great alternative to PuTTY.
      Can be used on Linux, has a cleaner Interface compared to PuTTY & it's free for students.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    2. ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can use a shell on a remote machine and transfer files back and forth to your phone.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • mosh
      • OpenSSH
      • Dropbear SSH Server and Client
      The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.
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      Most users think JuiceSSH is a great alternative to PuTTY.
    3. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms!
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    4. GSW ConnectBot from Georgia SoftWorks is a simple to use but powerful Telnet/SSH client designed for use in demanding industrial environments and tested on a variety of versions of Android. Easy network licensing and configuration cloning/transfer.
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      dev_ben I have used GSW ConnectBot as an Android Telnet Client alternative to PuTTY and it has never let me down. The product is very stable and the staff that supports the products are top-tier
      Positive comment 17 days ago

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      futan537 GSW ConnectBot comes with very strong security algorithms, considerably stronger than PuTTY and also many corporate features like network licensing and configuration cloning. I work in an industrial environment so these features really matter to me.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    5. * No device rooting is required for all the described features; * Local shell terminal emulator with libusb support and a command line tool to interact with the Android environment; enjoy any Linux distribution under PRoot right on your phone: - compile; - debug; - flash...
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