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. MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications.
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    2. ClusterSSH controls a number of xterm windows via a single graphical console window to allow commands to be interactively run on multiple servers over an ssh connection.


    3. lterm is a vte-based terminal emulator for GNU/Linux systems. It is mainly used as ssh/telnet client but can be very easily configured to use any other protocol. Furthermore it can be a usual terminal on local host.
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      TinyShell is ideal for anyone who wants command line access to their server, but is limited by HTTP access. Furthermore TinyShell comes with a native MySQL command line client, that some say is even better than MySQL’s own command line interface.

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      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.1 RC, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    4. csshX is a tool to allow simultaneous control of multiple SSH sessions. It will attempt to create an SSH session to each remote host in separate Terminal.app windows. A master window will also be created. All keyboard input in the master will be sent to all the slave windows.


    5. With convenient and powerful user interface, ShellCraft significantly improve your efficiency. ShellCraft implements the standard SSH/Telnet protocol, it can simply connect to various servers.
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