Zterm Alternatives

    Zterm is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zterm for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is OpenSSH, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zterm are GNU Screen (Free, Open Source), ConsoleZ (Free, Open Source), ZOC (Paid) and YAT - Yet Another Terminal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 3, 2021

    1. 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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      SSH and serial console are not the same
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      Term is for serial communication. OpeenSSH is for SSH. They are not interchangeable.
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      Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. Each virtual terminal provides the functions of the DEC VT100 terminal and, in addition, several control functions from the ANSI X3.
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    2. console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.
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    3. 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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    4. Engineering, testing and debugging of serial communication. Supports RS-232/422/423/485 as well as TCP/IP Client/Server/AutoSocket, UDP/IP Client/Server/PairSocket and USB Ser/HID. Optimized for simple command sets of e.g. embedded systems.
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    5. Blink Shell is the professional, desktop-grade terminal emulator for iOS. It's a full-featured and highly configurable open-source terminal that can be compiled from the source at GitHub or purchased as a pre-compiled app from the App Store to support the developers.
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    6. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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      CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

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      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.

    7. Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download.
    8. 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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