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Tera Term Alternatives for Mac

Tera Term 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 25 alternatives to Tera Term and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Tera Term are Royal TSX, SecureCRT, ZOC and dterm (terminal emulator).

Tera Term alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tera Term.
This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021
Tera Term
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Tera Term (Pro) is a free software terminal emulator (communication program) for MS-Windows. It supports VT100 emulation,...

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  1. OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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.

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    Some users think OpenSSH is a great alternative to Tera Term, some don't.

    OpenSSH is not serial terminal client! Tera Term only provides functionality of OpenSSH via plugin.

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  2. Royal TSX

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems.



  3. SecureCRT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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  4. ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support.

  5. dterm (terminal emulator)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.

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  6. Shellngn

    • 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.

  7. Core Shell

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

  8. CuteCom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

  9. Truck

    • Mac

    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.

  10. minicom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download.

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