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Serial Alternatives

Serial is described as 'Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac' and is an app in the development category. There are eight alternatives to Serial for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is iTerm2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Serial are KiTTY, Fig Terminal, Prompt and CoolTerm.

Serial alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Serial.
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Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac.

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  1. iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiTerm2 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingiTerm2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

    ⚫︎ PortableKiTTY can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Fig Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Fig adds VSCode-style autocomplete to your existing terminal. Move faster with Fig.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFig Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Prompt

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Introducing Prompt: the best SSH client for your iPad or iPhone.

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    CoolTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CoolTerm is a simple serial port terminal application (no terminal emulation) that is geared towards hobbyists and professionals with a need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc.

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    Zterm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    ZTerm is a terminal emulation program for the Macintosh. In its day, many people used it to connect to Bulletin Board Systems and download files. Now we have the internet.

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    Get Console

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Get Console is the first ipad and iphone serial port terminal application providing serial terminal connectivity without jailbreaking. The app store description advises it works on network devices, but offers a standard VT100 emulation.

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    goSerial

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    A Universal Binary for simple serial terminal emulation. Note: Does not support VT terminal type emulation.

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