Tuesday, 23 July 2013

PuTTYCM (PuTTY Connection Manager) alternatives

PuttyCM (Putty Connection Manager) alternatives:

This post is in continuation with my earlier post  PuttyCM , we have some alternatives to puttycm , you can try them as well.
1) SuperPutty:
This is almost similar to the PuTTY CM. Also, it uses PuTTY as the back-end program to process. You can use different tabs in the same window, here. It allows you to see multiple connections.
There is no difference between PuTTY and this. Both look similar and perform, too. If you are familiar with the former one, the transition to this will be completely effortless and allows the PuTTY SSH Client to be opened in Tabs. Additionally there is support for SCP to transfer files.


  • Docking user interface allows personalized workspace and managing multiple PuTTY sessions easy
  • Export/Import session configuration
  • Upload files securely using the scp or sftp protocols
  • Layouts
  • Supports PuTTY session configurations including Private Keys
  • Supports SSH, RLogin, Telnet and RAW protocols
  • Supports local shell via MinTTY or puttycyg
  • Supports KiTTY
Download SuperPuTTy

2) Multi-Tabbed Putty:
Multi-Tabbed putty is another free application that uses Putty or Kitty (forked version of Putty) in background. It provides clear tabbed user interfaces for each connection. The servers are grouped in a sidebar which is similar to Putty connection Manager. It also allows detaching of tabs and converting them into a general Putty window.

Multi-Tabbed Putty

3) Poderosa Connection Manager:
This is something different. This application does not add on to Putty, and works independently. Users can split the window space into multiple panes and allocate each to a different connection. Telnet and SSH are used to establish connections. Moreover, developers can enhance the functions of Poderosa by using and create new plugins.

Download Poderosa

4)   Putty tab manager :
Windows tool for managing multiple PuTTY instances in a single tabbed window. PuTTY Tab Manager allows you to run multiple sessions of PuTTY , known ssh and telnet client for windows in one window with tabs.
  • One is an executable does not need installation.
  • Platforms  Win32 , you do not need MS. NET framework. 
  • Unlimited tabs.
  • PuTTY menu for each open session.
  • Multilingual (English, Spanish).
  • Support KiTTY  (kitty.exe), "fork" (branch) of PuTTY.
  • Portable version.
  • Send scripts
  • Automatic capture mode . Catch all PuTTY sessions open or opening.
  • Option to launch sessions from a file ( -f <file>).
  • Hotkeys  
    • Add tab [Ctrl] + [Ins] / [ Ctrl] + [+]
    • Next  tab: [Ctrl] + [Tab] / [ Ctrl] + [Page Down]
    • previous tab [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Tab] / [Ctrl] + [Page Up]
Download PuTTYTabManager

5) AutoPutty :
AutoPuTTY is a simple connection manager / launcher -
It's written in C# so you'll need at least Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0
What you can do with it:
- Manage a server list and connect thru PuTTY, WinSCP, Microsoft Remote Desktop and VNC (only VNC    3.3 encryption is supported for passwords yet)
- Easily connect to multiple servers at once
- Import a list from a simple text file
- Protect the application startup with a password (note that the list is always encrypted)
Download AutoPuTTY

6) Tunnelier:
SSH and SFTP client for Windows incorporates:
  • one of the most advanced graphical SFTP clients;
  • state-of-the-art terminal emulation with support for the bvterm, xterm, and vt100 protocols;
  • support for corporation-wide single sign-on using SSPI (GSSAPI) Kerberos 5 and NTLM user authentication, as well as Kerberos 5 host authentication;
  • support for RSA and DSA public key authentication with comprehensive user keypair management;
  • powerful SSH port forwarding capabilities, including dynamic forwarding through integrated SOCKS and HTTP CONNECT proxy;
  • powerful command-line parameters which make the SSH client highly customizable and suitable for use in specific situations and controlled environments;
  • an advanced, scriptable command-line SFTP client (sftpc);
  • a scriptable command-line remote execution client (sexec) and a command-line terminal emulation client (stermc);
  • an FTP-to-SFTP bridge allowing you to connect to an SFTP server using legacy FTP applications;
  • Bitvise SSH Server remote administration features;
  • single-click Remote Desktop forwarding.
Download Tunnelier

7) SecureCRT:
SecureCRT® combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, broad range of authentication options, and data integrity of the Secure Shell protocol for secure network administration and end user access.

Download SecureCRT
8) mRemote:
mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. mRemoteNG adds bug fixes and new features to mRemote.
It allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple yet powerful tabbed interface.
mRemoteNG supports the following protocols:
  • RDP (Remote Desktop/Terminal Server)
  • VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
  • ICA (Citrix Independent Computing Architecture)
  • SSH (Secure Shell)
  • Telnet (TELecommunication NETwork)
  • HTTP/HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
  • rlogin
  • Raw Socket Connections
Download mRemote


1 comment:

  1. I want an alternative of this tool which blink the session tab if there's a new output.
    Exemple :
    in tab1, you launch a command
    you switch to tab2
    I want tab1 blinking when command output something