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Zterm Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Zterm for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. 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 10 alternatives to Zterm and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Zterm are GNU Screen, ZOC, dterm (terminal emulator) and CuteCom.

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.

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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. 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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  5. 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.

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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.

    For Mac
  7. 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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    MacTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications.

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    Terminal and console are not the same

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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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    Serial

    • Mac

    Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac.

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