Tabbed Ssh Client For Mac

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An SSH client is a software program which uses the secure shell protocol to connect to a remote computer. This article compares a selection of notable clients.

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NameDeveloperStatusFirst releaseLatest releaseCurrent versionBased onLicenseSource available
AbsoluteTelnetCelestial Software (Brian Pence)Active19962016-10-1210.16[1]ProprietaryNo
ConnectBotKenny Root / Jeffrey SharkeyActive2007-112018-11-091.9.2 [2]Trilead SSH-2 for JavaApacheYes
CRAX CommanderSoft4U2 Marcin SłowikActive2013-092015-12-011.10.6libSSH2ProprietaryYes
DropbearMatt JohnstonActive2003-04-062017-05-182017.75MITYes
eSSH ClientEcode SoftwareInactive2002-07ProprietaryNo
lshNiels MöllerActive1999-05-232013-06-262.1GPLYes
OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell)The OpenBSD projectActive1999-12-012019-4-178.0osshBSDYes
PuTTYSimon TathamActive1999-01-222019-03-160.71[3]MITYes
SecureCRTVanDyke SoftwareActive1998-062018-11-158.5.2[4]ProprietaryNo
SSH Tectia Client/ConnectSecureSSH Communications Security (former Tectia)Active1995-072017-06-226.4.15Own implementation in CProprietaryNo
SSH Secure Shell ClientSSH Communications Security Corp.Inactive200020033.2.9[5]ProprietaryNo
Tera TermTeraTerm ProjectActive20042018-08-314.100[6]Tera Term Pro 2.3 (1994–1998)BSDYes
TN3270 PlusSDI USA, Inc.Active2006ProprietaryNo
TtyEmulatorFCS SoftwareActive2002-05ProprietaryNo
ZOC TerminalEmTec, Innovative SoftwareActive1995-07-012018-10-177.21.1[7]ProprietaryNo


The operating systems or virtual machines the SSH clients are designed to run on without emulation; there are several possibilities:

  • Partial indicates that while it works, the client lacks important functionality compared to versions for other OSs but may still be under development.

The list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects the most common platforms today.

NamemacOSWindowsCygwinBSDLinuxSolarisJavaOpenVMSz/OSAIXHP-UXiOSAndroidMaemoWindows Phone
CRAX CommanderYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
DropbearYesNoYesYesYesYes???YesYesYes[Note 1]NoYes?
eSSH ClientYesYes?YesYesYes???NoNoNoNoNo?
lshYesNoNoPartial[Note 2]YesYes???NoNoNoNoNo?
OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell)IncludedOptional[Note 3]IncludedIncludedIncluded[Note 4]Yes?YesYesYesYesYes[Note 1]YesYes?
SSH Tectia Client/ConnectSecureNoYesNoNoYesYesYes[Note 5]NoYesYesYesNoNoNo?
Tera TermNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
TN3270 PlusNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
WinSCPNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes[Note 1]NoNo?
NameOS XWindowsCygwinBSDLinuxSolarisJavaOpenVMSz/OSAIXHP-UXiOSAndroidMaemoWindows Phone
  1. ^ abcOnly for jailbroken devices.
  2. ^lsh supports only one BSD platform officially, FreeBSD.
  3. ^Win32-OpenSSH can be installed as an optional component in latest Windows 10 Release. Portable version can be download from Win32-OpenSSH for other versions.
  4. ^The majority of Linux distributions have OpenSSH as an official package, but a few do not.
  5. ^In the form of a Java Secure File Transfer API.


NameUser interfaceSSH1SSH2Additional protocolsTunnelingSession
[Note 1]
KerberosIPv6TerminalSFTP/SCPProxy client[Note 2]
[Note 3]
[Note 4]
AbsoluteTelnetGUI (multi-session,
YesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesSOCKS 4, 5; HTTP
Dropbearcommand lineNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes?
lshcommand lineNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYes?
OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell)command lineYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesProxyCommand
PuTTYGUI or command lineYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes[Note 5]YesYesYes[Note 6]SOCKS 4, 5; HTTP; Telnet; Local
SecureCRTGUIYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesSOCKS 4, 5; HTTP; Telnet; Generic
SmartFTPGUI (multi-session,
NoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesSOCKS 4, 5; HTTP
Tera TermGUIYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesSCPSOCKS 4, 5; HTTP; Telnet
TN3270 PlusGUIYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoSOCKS 4
TtyEmulatorGUI or command lineYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoSOCKS 4,4a, 5; HTTP Local
WinSCP[Note 7]GUI or command lineYesYesNoNolimited[Note 8]NoNoNoYesYessimpleYesSOCKS 4, 5; HTTP; Telnet; Local
ZOCTDI or command lineYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesSCP through terminal[Note 9]SOCKS 4; 5; HTTP; Jumpserver
NameUser interfaceSSH1SSH2Additional protocolsTunnelingSession
[Note 1]
KerberosIPv6TerminalSFTP/SCPProxy client[Note 2]
[Note 3]
[Note 4]
  1. ^ abAccelerating OpenSSH connections with ControlMaster.
  2. ^ abCan the SSH client connect itself through a proxy? This is distinct from offering a SOCKS proxy or port forwarding.
  3. ^ abThe ability for the SSH client to perform dynamic port forwarding by acting as a local SOCKS proxy.
  4. ^ abThe ability for the SSH client to establish a VPN, e.g. using TUN/TAP.
  5. ^The version 0.63 supports GSSAPI. Successfully tested on Win 8 using Active Directory
  6. ^The PuTTY developers provide SCP and SFTP functionality as binaries for separate download.
  7. ^ Winscp bundles a number of software components including putty. [1].
  8. ^WinSCP connection tunneling.
  9. ^SCP according to ZOC features page.

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NameKeyboard mappingSession tabsZMODEM transfersFind text in bufferMouse input support[Note 1]Unicode supportURL hyperlinkingPublic key authenticationSmart card supportHardware encryptionFIPS 140-2 validationScriptingShared DatabaseAuto-reconnectCA Certificates
OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell)?NoNo?Yes[Note 2]Yesnot native[Note 3]YesYes[Note 4]YesPartial[Note 5]NoNo?Yes[Note 6]
PuTTYNoNo[Note 7]NoNoYesYesNo[Note 8]YesNo[Note 9]YesNoNoNoNoNo[Note 10]
Tera TermYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo??
TN3270 PlusYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes???
  1. ^The ability to transmit mouse input to text mode applications such as Midnight Commander
  2. ^Only when the terminal itself supports mouse input. Most graphical ones do, e.g. xterm
  3. ^No native URL highlighting; however most graphical consoles support URL highlighting
  4. ^OpenSSH needs to be patched to ask for the pin of the smartcard. If you don't want to patch OpenSSH you can use ssh-agent (the link is in french).
  5. ^Validated when running OpenSSH 2.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 in FIPS mode or when running OpenSSH 1.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 in FIPS mode
  6. ^OpenSSH supports the minimal certificate format since v5.4. See the release notes for OpenSSH v5.4. [2]
  7. ^PuTTY does not support tabs directly, but many wrappers are available that do (e.g. PuTTY Connection Manager, SuperPuTTY, MTPuTTY, PuTTYTabManager, mRemoteNG, WinSSHTerm, PuTTY Manager, PuttyTabs and TWSC (Terminal Window ShortCuts)).
  8. ^PuTTY does not support this, some forks of PuTTY do (e.g. PuTTY Tray and KiTTY).
  9. ^PuTTY does not support smart cards, but is supported in puttywincrypt, PuTTY-CAC, and in Smartcard Authentication – Secure & Easy putty version.
  10. ^Putty v71.0 doesn't support Openssh Certificates. See Ben Harris' 2016-04-21 wish. [3] and [4]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^'PuTTY Change Log'.Cite web requires website= (help)
  4. ^'SecureCRT Release History'.Cite web requires website= (help)
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  6. ^'Download Files List – Tera Term – OSDN'.Cite web requires website= (help)
  7. ^'ZOC version number and version history'.Cite web requires website= (help)

External links[edit]

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A modern and powerful SSH/Telnet client with entire fresh design and excellent experience.
With convenient and powerful user interface, ShellCraft significantly improve your efficiency. ShellCraft implements the standard SSH/Telnet protocol, it can simply connect to various servers. The session management function make you managing sessions easily, connecting to session is very convenient from anywhere. It also includes the getting started page to guide you how to start.
Full featured SSH/Telnet protocol
* Telnet protocol with auto-login
* SSH1 and SSH2 protocol with password and public key authentication
* Supports SFTP for SSH2 session
* Everything present in tab such as Telnet/SSH session, session management, host key/user key management
* Multiple default popular themes including Monokai, Solarized etc
* Support split screen
* Configurable font name and font size
* Quick zoom in and out in terminal session
Connect and manage session
* Create and manage sessions in efficient way
* Quick connect to saved session from toolbar address menu or new tab
* Quick connect to remote host from toolbar address bar without a saved session
* Quick connect from OS X status bar whenever the app is active or not
* Auto-connect the default session on app startup
* Folder and tree view in the sessions management tab
* Import and export sessions
* Basic vt100 and enhanced vt mode
* xterm and xterm 256 color mode
* Dynamic configurable terminal buffer size
* Multiple terminal encoding/decoding
* Multiple language input
* Multiple function key escape sequence
* Highlight keyword
Highlighted configurable preference
* Copy the selection automatically
* Paste with right mouse down
* Open new window with default session connected
* Send commands after SSH session connected
* Duplicate or close the tab with double mouse click
* Browser all the default key mapping
* Support pre-defined command by shortcut key

What’s New

- Feature: Supports pre-defined command by shortcut key
- Improvement: Supports set SFTP home directory for session
- Improvement: Supports description for session
- Improvement: Export SSH keys to archive file
- Improvement: Clear screen with shortcut key
- Improvement: Scroll/Page/Line up and down in app menu
- Improvement: Add more shortcut key
- Improvement: Supports to manually freeze the screen before scroll
- Improvement: Add option to open manage session tab when opening new tab or new window
- Improvement: Improve SFTP performance

Ssh Client For Mac Putty

12 Ratings
Tabbed Ssh Client For Mac

I love how simple and beautiful this app is

Been using ZOC terminal for 4 years, which is my favorite terminal of all time. Thought let’s just give this app a try. Experice was pretty decent, but there is something I would love to have.
Even they has option to send command, I will like to have a option where I can save commands with name and click and run any of them.
Something I missed in native OSX terminal is emoji icons, when I brew something native terminal show me a glass of beer. ZOC couldn’t encode that neither this app. I will like to see some emojis here (for fun).
This app is simple, that’s why this is beautiful.

An excellent SSH Tool

UPDATE: 1.0.8 - I just got the latest version and the split screen is very nice and helpful. This is a very nice ssh tool and the splits screen makes it an even better tool for all admins and developers.
Within seconds of installing, I was already connected to my various linux systems. The development team who created this tool really wanted users to have an easy experience.
1. When you launch the app there is a Start Page tab that give you a visual guide of the buttons within the UI.
2. The interface is clean, well thought out, and has an Apple like ergonomics
3. On the fly, it is possible to change the skin for each SSH session which helps you visually keep track of where you are. This is done using a little magic wand looking button at the top right
4. In my eyes, the preferences are very complete with keyboard shortcuts and many options you need for proper telnet and SSH sessions
5. There is a session manager which lets you see a list of all the different systems you have configured
I am very happy with this tool and think anyone who remotes to systems/servers will love this. I hope these guys make an SFTP client in the future because they know how to make a clean and useable interface.

Great app, but recent upgrade made it unusable!

Have been using this app for last 3 years, and never had any complain (apart from minor glitches here and there). But, recent upgrade made it almost unusable. The configure screen fails to launch for any of the saved sessions, and new sessions gets added to the bottom of the list under master tree, irrespective of the folder selected.
I wish they had a forum or bug reporting platform, as I do not want to share this via review.
Overall this is a great app, and does what it should, I am sure these minor issues will be fixed, and I will continue recomending this to my collegues.


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