Serial
Serial
1.4.2

4.7

Serial free download for Mac

Serial

1.4.2
19 October 2019

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 1.4.2:
General:
  • Prevents duplicate device entries caused by DriverKit
Added:
  • Warnings for several devices that do not work correctly with Apple's DriverKit drivers
  • A workaround for potential crash in the Bluetooth stack on some versions of macOS

3 Serial Reviews

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MikeL9213
14 June 2014

Most helpful

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.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.1
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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Version 1.3.7
1 answer(s)
Ean
Ean
30 June 2018
IMHO Serial is well worth $30 and far superior to CoolTerm if one needs to communicate with lots of different devices because it already contains drivers for just about everything. Stick with CoolTerm if you're got only one setup to work with.
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xvi
27 February 2016
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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Version 1.2.2
MikeL9213
14 June 2014
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.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.1
$29.99

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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