Download SSH - Best Software & Apps

  • XShell

    6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free terminal emulator for personal and professional use

    8
    376 votes
    • PROS: The open-source nature of this bundle is not associated with any download fees., Multiple languages are now supported by XShell.
    • CONS: As this is a rather technical program, Previous experience is recommended., At least 50 megabytes of free hard drive space will be required.
  • PuTTY

    0.71

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Complete and reliable Telnet and SSH client

    7
    529 votes
    • PROS: Highly configurable, Very reliable
    • CONS: Not easy to use for newbies, No documentation
  • OpenSSH

    p1 6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Prevent security attacks on your system

    7
    96 votes
    • PROS: Enables rock-solid encryption, Lots of preferences at hand
    • CONS: Could prove tricky for novices
  • Xming

    6.9.0.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run This Display Server For Free On Windows

    9
    26 votes
    • PROS: It is easy to make it portable, Fantastic free X server, Has MinGW compiler suite
    • CONS: Non-programmers and/or non-IT scholars will have no idea what this is, Not as configurable as Cygwin/X, Have to pay if you wish to use it commercially
  • SecureCRT

    7.0.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Terminal emulation with strong encryption and data integrity

    7
    57 votes
    • PROS: Supports many authentication protocols, Emulates several different terminals
    • CONS: Authentication protocols not necessarily secure, Requires registration
  • PuTTY Portable

    0.62

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Like Putty in your hands...

    7
    44 votes
    • PROS: Supports all SSH secure servers and logins, Free and portable, Includes xterm terminal emulator
    • CONS: Does not remember password data
  • Tera Term

    4.102

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source emulation software for personal computers

    8
    9 votes
    • PROS: This open-source terminal emulator is free to download and modify., It is able to work with most major terminal protocols and port connections.
    • CONS: This bundle is highly technical in its nature., Bugs might still pop up from time to time., Free
  • WinSCP

    5.15.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safe, open-source file transfers

    7
    168 votes
    • PROS: Ensures FTP transfers are secure, Supports session saving, 2 interface styles, Excellent security configuration, Pared-down style
    • CONS: Not as simple as other FTP clients, Takes a while to configure security settings
  • Yummy FTP

    1.11.9

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    An FTP Client With Enough Features To Feast On.

    9
    68 votes
    • PROS: Strong file management, Great permissions control, Excellent feature set, Fast on most devices
    • CONS: Hard to manage window width, Looks a bit plain, Minimal basic help, Slow on very old devices
  • ZOC Terminal SSH and Telnet Client

    7.04.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Terminal Emulator and SSH/Telnet Client

    8
    22 votes
    • Tunnelier

      4.39

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      SSH In Securely Through A Tunnel Of Your Own Customization.

      7
      18 votes
      • PROS: Very feature-complete, Fantastic port forwarding, Fairly customizable, Graphical SFTP compatibility
      • CONS: Requires server compatibility, Some learning required, Some features command line only, Somewhat slow to connect
    • Fugu

      1.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Open source SFTP

      6
      32 votes
      • PROS: SFTP, SCP, SSH, Directory upload
      • CONS: Rudimentary interface
    • AnyConnect

      4.7.00144

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A Free program for Android‚ by Cisco Systems Inc.

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      No votes yet
      • iMazing

        1.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a removable storage drive

        6
        129 votes
        • PROS: Easy as pie: plug your device and use it, Support for drag and drop
        • CONS: Folders' and file's names are not clear
      • FlashFXP

        4.4.2.2016

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Connect to a variety of servers via FTP

        8
        129 votes
        • Dolphin

          4.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Nintendo Gamecube and Wii emulator

          6
          34 votes
          • MaSSHandra

            2.0.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free 3D Network and Datacenter Diagramming Tool

            8
            7 votes
            • Poderosa

              4.0.2

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Tabbed terminal emulator for Windows

              7
              14 votes
              • SSH Explorer

                1.8

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A user friendly SSH client for server managment

                -
                No votes yet
                • KiTTY

                  Varies with device

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A terminal emulator with its own unique features and functions

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • PROS: More than a simple SSH client, Over 25 features more than PuTTY 067
                  • CONS: It can be confusing if you do not configure automatic saving correctly, Some people may never need or use the extra functions
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