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.
Updated on Nov 22 2018
Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later