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30 best PuTTY alternatives for SSH clients for 2020

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  1. Popular free terminal application. Mostly used as an SSH client.

  2. KiTTY is a fork from version 0.70 of PuTTY. It adds extra features to PuTTY.

  3. Enhanced terminal for Windows with X11 server, tabbed SSH client, network tools and much more

    Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app about 20 days ago:

    The multiple supported shells remind me a little bit of the Windows cmder app, which I recall being pretty decent: But the cross platform aspect is really nice, even if in my experience using different terminal apps per platform hasn't been too big of an issue. Maybe except for MobaXTerm feeling better than most Linux tabbed/split terminal offerings due to its usability and support for sending...
  4. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    Best Remote Desktop Software? about about 1 month ago:

    If you have direct connection or VPN connection try using mRemoteNG Https://
  5. SSH client for file transfer, terminal and tunneling.

  6. Xshell is a powerful terminal emulator that supports SSH, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL.

  7. The SuperPuTTY Window Manager for putty sessions. Contribute to superputty development by creating an account on GitHub.

    Share your greatest free tools about 12 months ago:

    There is always SuperPutty. It is putty with a wrapper that allows for tabbed sessions as well as other features. There are a ton of Putty add-ons too that you can download to get Putty to where you want it.
  8. PuTTY Tray is an improved version of PuTTY.

  9. Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.

  10. Portable terminal app that bundles ConEmu and Clink with great looking defaults.

    I'm guilty about 10 months ago:

    First option for many people might be cmder.
  11. Communication: SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, Modem, Serial Cable, ..

  12. FireCMD is regarded as enhanced command line environment for Windows platforms that makes actually interacting with the computer both powerful and user-friendly.

  13. ExtraPuTTY is a fork from 0.

  14. SmarTTY is a neat multi-tabbed SSH client with built-in SSH support.

  15. It's a screen ruler for Windows.

    Dbcritic: Constructively criticizing your Postgres schema... about over 1 year ago

    There is also DBLint (, which has a fairly comprehensive set of checks.
  16. A tabbed SSH solution for Windows, combining PuTTY/KiTTY, WinSCP and VcXsrv


  17. A terminal emulator for macOS that does amazing things.

    2 Days ago I made a comment saying I would quit photography... about 5 days ago:

    Also while the default Terminal is already pretty solid, iTerm2 offers a nice set of extra features out of the box.
  18. Terminal Emulator for IBM AS/400, IBM Mainframe and UNIX server access.

  19. Free structural analysis software for PC and Mac

  20. WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows.

    Can I get the printer.cfg file from SD card about 30 days ago

    I generally just suggest using an app like WinSCP with your SSH login to transfer files off the pi onto your PC.
  21. Manage remote sessions in a professional way. Connect to any server or device in your network with Solar-PuTTY for Windows from SolarWinds. Experience Solar-PuTTY. Get your free Solar-PuTTY download now!

  22. Console is a Windows console window enhancement.

  23. PromptPal - Tabbed Command Console For Windows, compatible with Powershell and Windows Bash.

  24. 5. 1 Transparency not working after upgrade to v9. 09; 5. 2 Remote hosts; 5. 3 Using rxvt-unicode as gmrun terminal; 5.

    tabby - a terminal for the modern age about over 1 year ago:

    There are many terminal emulators, for throughput, predictable behavior with modern features, quake style, theming, tabs, and much more. Most of the features you need are supported by urxvt, and if it's not, there's sure to be another non-electron terminal emulator that has exactly what you need.
  25. ConEmu-Maximus5 is a full-featured local terminal for Windows devs, admins and users. Get better console window with tabs, splits, Quake style, copy+paste, DosBox and PuTTY integration, and much more.

    The amount of times I have accidentally done this... about about 1 month ago:

    On my work system I have local admin but Windows Store is blocked by policy. One of my coworkers over on the DBA team had me install ConEmu which has some nice features similar to to Windows Terminal. Also, Posh-Git is a nice addition to have on top.
  26. OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on.

    is ssh (OpenSSH) impacted by CVE-2022-3786 and CVE-2022-3602 about 5 months ago

    I haven't found a clear answer to this. After checking I haven't found any mention.
  27. Extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards.

    What professional tools are you guys using in your daily work about 11 days ago:

    Professionally, I think Linear ( and Hyper Terminal ( is the most opened tool I use, excluding the IDE and text editor of course.
  28. Guake is a dropdown terminal made for the GNOME desktop environment.

    I want to edit window border but there is no option to. about 4 months ago

    I did discover one irrelevant cool thing though, well worth your time playing with: GUAKE -->
  29. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems

    Connecting to VMs about about 1 year ago:

    Royal TS for general remote desktop use, not VMs specifically. Indefinite trial ("Shareware mode") is fine if you have <10 connections:
  30. The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.

  31. Powerful iOS, Android, Desktop (Chrome) SSH client

    I built my own tool to access all my servers - Let me know... about 3 days ago:

    I always wanted to have an easy connection overview and file access to all of my homelab servers, including things like docker containers and WSL instances that run on them. I have also always been a fan of GUI remote file managers like WinSCP, Termius, Muon (I just prefer them to the CLI workflows) but sadly they only work if you can connect via SSH or FTP based protocols. While it's trivial to connect to a top...