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Xshell Alternatives for Mac

Xshell 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 Xshell and 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Xshell are Alacritty, Remote Desktop Manager, Royal TSX and SecureCRT.

Xshell alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Remote Desktop Tools or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Xshell.
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  • Free PersonalProprietary
  • Windows

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    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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    Most users think OpenSSH is a great alternative to Xshell.
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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

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  3. Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralize all your remote connections, passwords and credentials into a unique platform that can be securely shared between users. Drive security, speed and productivity through your organization while reducing risks for your IT department.

    Easily Manage All Your Remote Connections
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    Royal TSX

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

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

    RDP Connections
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    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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    Chrome Secure Shell

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. WindTerm icon

    WindTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A professional SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.

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    PortX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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