PuTTY Alternatives for Mac

    PuTTY is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is OpenSSH, 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PuTTY are ZOC (Paid), Termius (Freemium), Tabby (Free, Open Source) and Royal TSX (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. SSH Proxy can help you turn any remote SSH server into a SOCKS v5 proxy, intuitive and easy to use.
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    2. Core Tunnel is the best way to manage your SSH tunnels, with OS X Keychain integration. You can manage multiple tunnels in parallel, supports password/keyboard/pubkey authentication methods, creates local/remote/dynamic port forwarding tunnels & more.
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    3. FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

      Discontinued

      The extension is not working on Firefox 57 and later. The developer ended support and development of FireSSH. The extension still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox and Pale Moon

    4. PortX is a lightweight cross-platform (Windows/Mac/Linux) SSH Client, as well as local shell/terminal emulator. Beautiful tabbed UI for managing multiple sessions. Google Drive syncing session files across devices and OSes is a very handy tool.
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    5. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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    6. SSH Tunnel Manager is a macOS application to manage your SSH tunnels. If you don't know what that is, quite honestly, maybe you don't need SSH Tunnel Manager, but if you appreciate the power of connecting together two networks using the SSH protocol, then STM is for you.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Shellngn is a cloud based SSH client with SFTP and Telnet support. Manage your servers anywhere you are, with a professional and feature-rich SSH and SFTP Client.
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    7. A full featured terminal with built-in OpenSSH support, it’s focused managing and login to hosts efficiently. Don't waste your time; be productive. ## Features Full-featured Terminal • Compatible with Terminal.app and xterm.
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    8. Still using FTP? Truck hauls data 30x faster thanks to its modern rsync engine (included) which compresses, de-duplicates and encrypts – giving significantly higher performance and security, right from the first transfer.
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    9. Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose.
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