CoolTerm
CoolTerm
1.9.0.3.948
4.8
0.0
CoolTerm free download for Mac

CoolTerm for Mac

01 June 2021

Serial-port terminal app.

What is CoolTerm for Mac

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 CoolTerm

Version 1.9.0.3.948:
New/changed features:
  • Added support for transmit macros.
  • Added code to detect sudden removal of serial devices. When a port is currently open, it will be closed when the device suddenly disappears.
  • Added code to detect re-appearance of serial devices.
  • Added option to automatically reconnect to a re-appearing device has suddenly disappeared before while the port was open. If enabled, CoolTerm will attempt to re-open the port. The re-connect delay can be configured as well. This is useful when attached microcontrollers are being rebooted.
  • The automatic re-connect function also includes the use case when connection settings with "Automatically connect on open" enabled are opened and the selected port is not immediately available. CoolTerm will now automatically connect once the port becomes available.
  • Added special character handling option to combine contiguous CR characters in to a single CR.
  • Added new special character handling option to treat CR characters as real carriage returns. Instead of interpreting CR as a new line character, CoolTerm will instead move the insertion point to the beginning of the current line and overwrite the existing line with newly received characters.
  • Added a "Plain Text" option to the selection of capture formats. When "Plain Text" is selected, the "Special Character Handing" settings are applied to the received data before capturing to file.
  • Added option to wait for line endings before adding timestamps to received data. This emulates the timestamp behavior of the Arduino serial monitor.
  • Added menu item under the View menu to show the current receive buffer fill level.
  • Added preference options to include the serial port selection and terminal window position and size when saving connection settings as default.
Improvements:
  • Extended range for custom baudrate input field. It is now possible to specify custom baudrates up to 100,000,000 baud.
  • Added code to force a GUI update at Connect/Disconnect events as well as when a CoolTerm window first opens and when connection settings are changed. This avoids delays for GUI updates when long GUI refresh intervals are selected.
  • Made further improvements to how unavailable ports are handled. CoolTerm will now re-scan for available serial ports before trying to access the port with the specified name.
  • It is now possible to paste directly into the terminal window when Line Mode is enabled.
  • Updated behavior when pasting text into the terminal window. CoolTerm will now sound a system beep when pasting is attempted while the port is closed.
  • Change the default for "Refresh Serial Ports when opening Options" from false to true.
  • Revised code to reference serial port object by their name instead of their index in array of available ports since that can change when the user adds/removes serial devices.
  • Updated warning dialog when connection settings with an unavailable port are loaded with the option to select a different port, select the default port, or cancel, instead of just selecting the default port.
  • Changed the built-in help to use a HTMLViewer control and updated the help text with a hyperlinked table of contents.
  • Added preference option to use the default web browser instead of the built-in HTML viewer to display the built-in help.
  • [macOS] now building universal binaries for Intel and ARM based Macs.
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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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