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CoolTerm
CoolTerm
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CoolTerm free download for Mac

CoolTerm

Serial-port terminal app.

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CoolTerm overview

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.

Features include display of received data in text or hexadecimal format, support for multiple concurrent connection (if multiple serial ports are available), the ability to send data in text or hexadecimal format, local echo, hardware (CTS, DTR) and software flow control (XON), logging of received data to text files, and more. Written in Xojo.

What’s new in version 2.0.0.3.1090

Updated on Sep 17 2022

New features
  • New chart display (similar to Arduino serial plotter, but with a lot more options)
  • Configurable toolbar
  • New application, document, toolbar, and LED icons (courtesy of Greg Willits)
  • New UI for transmit macro management
  • Support for delays, serial BREAK, and repetition to transmit macros
  • Support for controlling DTR and RTS signals from transmit macros.
  • Support for raw TCP connections
  • Support for select transmit and receive ANSI Escape sequences
  • Capability to include "Received" and "Sent" labels in capture files
  • Updated Hex Viewer with capability to select and copy/paste hex data
  • Completely overhauled built-in help (HTML stylization courtesy of Greg Willits)
  • [Win] Support for dark mode on Windows systems.
Improvements, changed features
  • Moved option to show/hide toolbar from preferences to connection settings
  • Updated method used to store command line history. The command line history is now only updated if the current command is not equal to the previous one. Empty lines (enter key only) are not recorded.
  • Added capability to manually toggle break signal by clicking the TX LED or via the Connection/Toggle Break menu item.
  • Replaced status label context menus with dedicated quick access menu located in the bottom left of the status bar.
  • Changed "Capture Local Echo" option to "Capture transmit data" and made capturing of outgoing data independent of whether local echo is turned on in the terminal options.
  • Improved responsiveness of RX and TX status indicator LEDs.
  • Split "Ignore Receive Signal Framing Errors" into separate options to ignore serial break conditions and framing errors.
  • Updated status bar label with information on the currently running macro. When a macro is running the status label will change the text color to blue.
  • Added option to automatically start a macro when the terminal opens.
  • Added "Wait for remote echo" option for throttling data transmission.
  • Updated Hex viewer with the ability to vary the number of characters per row when the window width changes.
  • The text selection is maintained across view modes (e.g. plain text and hex).
  • Added an additional date/time format to the Preferences to provide an option to remove time zone information.
  • CoolTerm now checks the availability of fonts specified in loaded settings before applying. If a font is not available on the user's system, the default font will be applied.
  • CoolTerm now checks the existence of the capture path specified in loaded settings before applying. If a capture path does not exist, the default path will be applied.
  • "Wait for Termination String" in the "Capture File Options" is now independent of time stamps. This option can now be used without adding timestamps to captured data.
  • The status display now shows the byte counts with thousands separators.
  • Added option to connection settings to keep the terminal window always on top of other windows.
  • Added menu item to the File menu to reveal the location of the current settings file.
  • CoolTerm now saves crash log information to the user's application data directory.
  • [Mac] CoolTerm now alerts the user when it is being launched from the downloaded disk image.
  • Added "Help..." buttons to various dialogs.
  • Added feature to avoid plain text flicker for Linux platforms (such as e.g. Raspberry Pi) where the way the text display is updated with the receive buffer contents causes the display to be redrawn multiple times when new data is added. The caveat is that enabling this feature will cause certain special character handling features to not work properly, though.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent 'Combine Contiguous Carriage Returns' and 'Handle CR as real Carriage Return' from working properly when 'Format TAB separated text' is enabled.
  • [Win] Fixed bug that would cause a crash when printing the contents of the plain text display.
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Information

License

Free

Size

16.1 MB

Downloads

133288

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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brynparrott
brynparrott
Jan 10 2022
1.9.1
0.0
Jan 10 2022
0.0
Version: 1.9.1
I'd just like to say thanks for making this App free. I deperately need to monitor two USB comm ports simultaneously; allowing me to interact with two separate MCU devices at the same time whilst they communicate via I2C in the background. In fact they seem to be having some trouble; so I need to view the debug on both at the same time to see whats going on.
chdelajoux
chdelajoux
Feb 15 2021
1.8.0.3.861
5.0
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Version: 1.8.0.3.861
2 cool
Guest
Guest
Feb 15 2015
1.4.5.3.242
0.0
Feb 15 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.5.3.242
I use CoolTerm little, but since years. Wanted to say Thank you. Very nice app.
MikeL9213
MikeL9213
Jun 14 2014
1.4.3.3.203
5.0
Jun 14 2014
5.0
Version: 1.4.3.3.203
Great app, thanks for making this available for free. I work a lot with embedded hardware and this is perfect for that. The hex view is especially useful. Thanks.
mr-rebo
mr-rebo
Nov 23 2011
1.4.1.3.162
5.0
Nov 23 2011
5.0
Version: 1.4.1.3.162
Not only is it LION compatible, but the ability to control it with applescript is great. A big improvement over my old terminal program.
Naoh
Naoh
Sep 13 2011
1.4.0.3.157
0.0
Sep 13 2011
0.0
Version: 1.4.0.3.157
This looks like a great alternative to DockLight on Windows. I look forward to trying it out. Maybe I will find myself with even fewer reasons to dual-boot my Mac.
Stonebleeds
Stonebleeds
Aug 1 2010
1.2.0.94
0.0
Aug 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.2.0.94
This is an excellent piece of software that let my Mac keep in touch with my older equipment better than Terminal did.
Ixulian
Ixulian
Sep 9 2009
1.1.2
4.0
Sep 9 2009
4.0
Version: 1.1.2
Great app. After finding out that Zterm did not work with Snow Leopard and my USB to Serial adapter, I found out about CoolTerm... I use it to configure Cisco devices, and so far it's been working great. The only problem I found was that I can't recall previous entered commands by pressing the up arrow key. If this feature was added, then I'd give it 5 stars.
Etj
Etj
May 21 2009
1.0
4.0
May 21 2009
4.0
Version: 1.0
Great little app. Does what it says and useful for those who need this sort of thing. There are still lots of pure serial devices out there, and so for Mac types to try prototyping things this is a great help.
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