CoolTerm
CoolTerm
1.7.0.3.825

4.8

CoolTerm free download for Mac

CoolTerm1.7.0.3.825

18 May 2020

Serial-port terminal app.

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 CoolTerm

Version 1.7.0.3.825:
New/Changed Features:
  • Added preference setting to disable the save prompt that appears when a terminal window with unsaved changes is closed
  • Added "Remove High Bit from 8-bit Characters" option under "Special Character Handling"
  • Added context menu to port status labels for a quick way to change the baud rate from the main window
  • Added context menu to connection status labels for a quick way to pause/resume/stop file capture
  • Added RX/TX byte counts to connection status label
  • Added configurations options for the connection timer and RX/TX byte counts to Connection Settings (Misc. Settings)
  • Replaced option to reduce refresh rate with new option to configure the refresh interval between 10...10,000ms
  • Obsoleted selection for UTF8 text encoding and added new option to select from a variety of text encodings
  • Updated local echo code for when large files are being sent. The local echo now updates after transmission of each transmit packet
  • Removed Font Settings from the Preferences dialog. Font settings are no longer stored as part of the application wide preferences
  • Added Font Settings to Connection Options to allow individual settings in different terminal windows. Font settings are now stored as part of connection settings
  • [Mac] Setting default for "Enable AppleScript" to true, for consistency when upgrading from previous versions of CoolTerm where AppleScript was always enabled
  • [Mac] Added the following AppleScript Commands:
  • ShowWindow(ID as integer) // brings specified window to foreground
  • Print(ID as integer) // prints the contents of the specified window
Improvements:
  • Added colorization to status labels
  • Renamed "Ignore receive signal errors" to "Ignore receive signal framing errors" Changed the default for "Ignore Receive Signal Errors" to True
  • Renamed "Send Textfile..." menu item to "Send Text/Binary File..."
  • Renamed "Capture Textfile..." menu item to "Capture Text/Binary File..."
  • Renamed "Capture Text Options" group to "Capture File Options"
  • Renamed "Send Text Options" group to "Send File Options"
  • Minor tweaks to Preferences and Connections Settings GUIs to improve look on Linux and Raspberry Pi
  • Disabling startup splash window to improve launch time
  • Updated built-in help

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How would you rate CoolTerm app?

7 Reviews of CoolTerm

4
Etj
21 May 2009
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

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.
(4)
5
whxde
15 February 2015
Version: 1.4.5.3.242
I use CoolTerm little, but since years. Wanted to say Thank you. Very nice app.
(2)
5
MikeL9213
14 June 2014
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.
(2)
5
mr-rebo
23 November 2011
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.
(2)
Naoh
13 September 2011
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.
(1)
Stonebleeds
01 August 2010
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.
(1)
4
Ixulian
09 September 2009
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.
(3)
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4
Etj
21 May 2009
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.
(4)