PuTTY Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to PuTTY for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small OpenSSH iconOpenSSH, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PuTTY and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PuTTY are Small Termius iconTermius (Freemium), Small Guake terminal iconGuake terminal (Free, Open Source), Small Tilix iconTilix (Free, Open Source) and Small PowerShell iconPowerShell (Free, Open Source).

Popular free terminal application. Mostly used as an SSH client. If you're looking for more info about PuTTY like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/2/2020 4:50:00 PM

Alternatives to PuTTY for Linux 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 eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.

    • There is no gui for connection management. Guest • Oct 2017 • 19 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Totally standardized on all platforms (ok, not Windows, but catching up there). Harty1978Mar 2017 • 10 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Up to date. One of the most trustworthy dev teams on the intenet. Brioni1988Feb 2017 • 13 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OpenSSH includes both client and server software Guest • Jun 2015 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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  • Termius

    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. Termius Free Features: • Enjoy a beautiful, hand-crafted interface for all major mobile and desktop systems. • Termius is always ad-free. You are not the product. • Pair credentials and servers for quick access.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS iPad

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  • Tilix

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows. - Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop. - Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell is an extensible command-line shell and associated scripting language from Microsoft. Windows PowerShell integrates with the Microsoft .NET Framework and provides an environment for execution of cmdlets, which are specialized .NET classes implementing a particular operation, scripts, which are composition of cmdlets along with imperative logic, executables, which are standalone applications, or by instantiating regular .NET classes.

    • Since recently Microsoft has integrates OpenSSH in Windows 10 natively, so PowerShell (and Windows terminal) may now connect to SSH hosts from the command line, as you would do from LINUX or OS/X. PuTTY however has many more functions. Guest • Nov 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • PuTTY is for remote terminal access, via SSH, Telnet, serial, etc.. Powershell is a shell for scripting not SSH or Telent access. Guest • Dec 2018 • 17 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Local command shell. Putty is first and foremost a remote connection too. Brioni1988Feb 2017 • 16 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys is hit.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • SecureCRT

    SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.

    • Simply the best telnet/ssh client on the market. Excellent support too! artcrimeDec 2015 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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