Putty
Putty
9.1.4

3.7

Putty free download for Mac

Putty9.1.4

22 November 2018

Terminal emulator.

Overview

Putty is one of the best terminal emulators available today. It supports different types of network protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet, etc. In Windows, it is used as SSH client to connect to your Linux server, or for some other purpose. But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be wondering if there is any software like Putty available for Mac? The answer is yes!

With the help of some other applications, we can use putty on Mac, although Putty is used widely on Windows platform. Official versions of Putty are available on Unix-like platforms, and now it's widely available for Mac systems running OS X 10.11 or later. SSH is available by default on Mac, Linux, or Unix. Although you can use Terminal.app for SSH connections, there are still some benefits to using Putty such as other clients' failure to keep connections live, whereas Putty does. Also it is cool to use Putty as your SSH client if you are doing some Amazon AWS, VMware ESXi or CISCO stuff, transferring files, managing files on a server, or whatever.

What's new in Putty

Version 9.1.4:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later

  • Minor bugfix

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How would you rate Putty app?

16 Reviews of Putty

cig0
13 November 2017
Version: 8.7.0

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I don't get it, macOS has native support for almost all of that and, for what isn't included with the OS (or want to replace with newer or different versions), there is Homebrew. Why would I need this app? I'm genuinely asking. I can't see a single use case for running Putty on a Mac. In fact, it feels unnatural, awkward and weird.
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5
HelmotV
18 January 2019
Version: 9.1.4
Works as expected, the lower reviews are from scumbags who want something for free. This program deserves a 4-5 rating on the apps merits alone.
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ccitrish
18 January 2019
Version: 9.1.4
This program is FREE on shareware! It's a shame you guys are charging $20 for it here! What a rip off!
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1.5
Mirsky
29 January 2018
Version: 8.7.0
I'm writing here with the hope of getting the attention of the developer. I could not find a way to contact the developer otherwise. The big problem I'm having with this app is the the fonts are pixelated. Even the fonts within the app itself are pixelated--such as the screen for changing the app's settings. But the terminal window's font is pixelated as well. I've tried changing it with no luck. The font is almost unreadable in my opinion. So I'm wondering if there's a way to fix it.
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0.5
wr-s
02 January 2018
Version: 8.7.0
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Hueynym
20 November 2017
Version: 8.7.0
I can understand a "convenience fee" for those users who don't want to spend the +/- 40 minutes compiling this on their own systems, as I fail to see any major differences between this app and the most current Homebrew, MacPorts or other repositories where it's completely free. I *do* understand you're providing a "service" compiling it and then selling it. My *Major* issue is that ordinarily you charge $15 for an open-source project. At $5, it would be reasonable and even a no-brainer. However, I've read your responses to other people and you seem to think $15 is "nothing" - well, it's not. I haven't used PuTTY in over 10 years and was going to buy it for purely nostalgic reasons. Thanks, however, to your replies to others, I'd rather spend the extra half hour compiling it on MY 10.13 system. Simon, who wrote PuTTY for Windows (ported FROM *nix) 18 years ago is still at version 0.70 , still maintaining it (for free) because he's a good guy. I'll leave you with this - WINE Is Not (an) Emulator and you mighr want to change your DBA from WINE to WHINE. Good Luck, Tom.
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HelmotV
17 November 2017
Version: 8.7.0
Works as expected
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cig0
13 November 2017
Version: 8.7.0
I don't get it, macOS has native support for almost all of that and, for what isn't included with the OS (or want to replace with newer or different versions), there is Homebrew. Why would I need this app? I'm genuinely asking. I can't see a single use case for running Putty on a Mac. In fact, it feels unnatural, awkward and weird.
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Broz
11 November 2017
Version: 8.7.0
For my needs, I never liked Putty on Windows. It always seemed like it took three steps to get anything done, than only required one step in the built in Mac terminal. BUT, I've never been a heavy Windows user, and was only briefly subject to using ONLY Windows for a year or so. What does Putty do that Terminal, or iTerm 2 don't do? The only improvement in the description is keeping sessions alive, but I can do that easily with iTerm 2, and Terminal. There's mention of CISCO stuff, but I'm not aware of what that might be, but it could be valuable. I think (but don't know) that Putty would be far less convenient to use, given my experience with Putty on Windows. Also, why is it $15 on Mac when it's free on Windows? Yes, I know can get it with MacPorts for free, which is a good thing, because sure as heck wouldn't pay $15. In summary, does it do anything I can't already do with no cost terminal applications and what makes this worth $15?
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HelmotV
02 June 2017
Version: 8.0
Everything works as advertised for me, so 5 out of 5 stars.
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malestock
02 June 2017
Version: 8.0
Although I'm happy that this app finally came out for Mac OS X (Thank You!), I'm very disappointed with it thus far, as the app continuously crashes whenever I got to click different options such as changing the color (won't let me do it), attempt to open a "New Window", or even save or open a session. It was painful enough just trying to change the window dimensions and font as it kept crashing. However, after reopening the app and getting the changes to stick it seems fine... For now. I hope I'm not the only one that's experiencing this issue and that the developer catches wind of it?? I really like this app and don't want to stop using it. I want to give it 4 or 5 stars. :-(
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5
HelmotV
14 March 2017
Version: 7.0
Thanks for helping bring Putty to OSX
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team-noob
01 January 2017
Version: 6.0
I have purchased but their user admin section does not allow you to download the files from the site. Instead I have to reach out to the dev which is a bit of on inconvenience.
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Bordeaux Group
21 October 2016
Version: 6.0
I just posted a small FAQ that answers most of the commonly asked questions here : http://www.wine-reviews.net/p/putty-for-mac-faq.html I hope it helps..
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4.5
twickline
04 September 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Extremely good but not perfect is how I sum it up.. 1. Rescaling Fonts on Windows resizing isn't supported yet (In 1.0.0) 2. Alt-Enter Full Screen isn't implemented yet (in 1.0.0) 3. Close Windows on Exit/Clean Exit is there but not working Are the three outstanding bugs, this is the initial release and those bugs are being worked on for the upcoming 1.1.0 release. Everything else works as expected, the application is stable and secure. So if those bugs aren't show stoppers for you, I suggest you give it a try.
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Guru22
03 September 2016
Version: 1.0.0
VERY useful for those of us that need to log in to Unix systems. I have to disagree with Mikaelf. I'm not a "converted Windows user", but I have to log in to several systems with different terminal emulation, often with line drawing and I've yet to find a Mac app that is compatible across all the systems I need to log in to. I've bought loads of commercial emulators, installed many free solutions but none of them work properly for me. I've been running PuTTY for years under a Windows emulator and to say I'm happy that someone has put the effort into porting a Mac version would be an understatement.

I don't have an issue with a $10 price not to have to run a Parallels/Fusion/Wine subsystem just for this app. The v1.0.0 release of the Mac version does have some features I need missing (but coming according to the Dev, who is very responsive).

1. Rescaling Fonts on Windows resizing isn't supported yet (In 1.0.0)
2. Alt-Enter Full Screen isn't implemented yet (in 1.0.0)
3. Close Windows on Exit/Clean Exit is there but not working for me. This is helpful to know that I have actually exited and not had my connection hung.

Most of the features I need are there, Multiple Instance support/Screen Copy/Paste, Window/Line Drawing, Scrollback, VT100/VT52 work with non-standard line & row counts, Multiple config support etc.

All in all, I'm really happy with it, what's $10 if it allows someone to spend their time porting an app with a limited potential customer base.

My 4 Stars changes to 5 Stars when I can resize my windows with scaling & go Full screen)
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Mikaelf
27 August 2016
Version: 1.0.0
The only people I know that asks for Putty on Mac are converted Windows users. As soon as they realize it's builtin they stop asking. Also, Windows users are reluctant to pay for anything and Putty is free for Windows. Good luck is all I can say.
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