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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 a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zterm for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is OpenSSH, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zterm are GNU Screen, ConsoleZ, Blink Shell and ZOC.

Zterm alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Zterm.
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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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    Term is for serial communication. OpeenSSH is for SSH. They are not interchangeable.

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    SSH and serial console are not the same

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    GNU Screen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableGNU Screen is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    ConsoleZ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceConsoleZ either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Blink Shell

    • iPhone
    • iPad

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

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingZOC supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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.

    ⚫︎ PortableCuteCom can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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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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  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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