Serial
Serial
2.0.0

4.0

Serial free download for Mac

Serial2.0.0

04 March 2020

Powerful serial terminal for makers and sysadmins.

Overview

Serial is a modern terminal designed to make working with servers, network equipment, and embedded hardware easier for engineers and system administrators. Built from scratch for OS X, Serial eliminates the need to search for and install drivers in order to work with most USB to serial adapters and other serial-port devices. Other powerful features include full terminal emulation so you can use screen-based programs including emacs, vi, or nano, or navigate the menus needed to configure network devices.

What's new in Serial

Version 2.0.0:
  • Added SSH Support
  • Added Telnet Support
  • Added Hex View
  • Added Bluetooth Smart Support
  • Dozens of Bug Fixes and Improvements

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How would you rate Serial app?

4 Reviews of Serial

5
MikeL9213
14 June 2014
Version: 1.0.1

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Wow. This app should be in every network admin's toolbox. This is the most Mac-like of any terminal i've tried. I thought i'd test the claim it works with just about any USB adapter, so I dug up an old el-cheapo adapter I could never find Mac drivers for (it uses a CH341 chip) and plugged it in. Instantly recognized. Cool. I also tried it with a PL2303-based adapter, and it worked. I deleted the vendor-supplied driver for the PL2303 adapter- and it still worked- and now unplugging the adapter while a terminal is open doesn't crash my Mac! The emulation is flawless, worked with emacs and make menuconfig on a Linux box over the console port. Just remember to set TERM=vt100 on the box you're logging into. I'd like to see a "send text file" option like some of the other terminals, and this app doesn't yet have a hex view option.
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derrickthesecman
14 May 2020
Version: 2.0.0
Seems to work great but I'm not seeing the $29.99 price. If you click on any of the links, the price sadly shows $39.99. At $40, I'll keep looking around to see what else is available.
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Thinking-Differently
09 April 2018
Version: 1.3.7
Warning: If you want to trial the program, don’t launch the program until you are ready to start the 7 day count down. I made the mistake of downloading and launching it. But then didn’t have an occasion to use it until after the 7 days had elapsed. So at this point, while Serial might be an absolutely great program, I’m going to use CoolTerm as I have no way to verify if Serial is $30 better than CoolTerm, which is free.
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xvi
27 February 2016
Version: 1.2.2
This is the only serial terminal I tried that could handle my device spitting a lot of data at 115kb/s without any flow control ability. All others, ZTerm X, CoolTerm and some others were dropping chars sooner or later. And it's great to use my PL2303 adapter without installing any device driver. Serial's builtin drivers are a great idea. Congratulations.
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5
MikeL9213
14 June 2014
Version: 1.0.1
Wow. This app should be in every network admin's toolbox. This is the most Mac-like of any terminal i've tried. I thought i'd test the claim it works with just about any USB adapter, so I dug up an old el-cheapo adapter I could never find Mac drivers for (it uses a CH341 chip) and plugged it in. Instantly recognized. Cool. I also tried it with a PL2303-based adapter, and it worked. I deleted the vendor-supplied driver for the PL2303 adapter- and it still worked- and now unplugging the adapter while a terminal is open doesn't crash my Mac! The emulation is flawless, worked with emacs and make menuconfig on a Linux box over the console port. Just remember to set TERM=vt100 on the box you're logging into. I'd like to see a "send text file" option like some of the other terminals, and this app doesn't yet have a hex view option.
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