Putty
Putty
9.1.4

3.7

Putty free download for Mac

Putty

9.1.4
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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cig0
13 November 2017

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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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Version 8.7.0
HelmotV
18 January 2019
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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Version 9.1.4
ccitrish
18 January 2019
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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Version 9.1.4
1 answer(s)
Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
18 January 2019
Sorry freeloaders aren't welcome and you seem to be a freeloader to the highest degree. :D
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Mirsky
29 January 2018
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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Version 8.7.0
2 answer(s)
Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
13 May 2018
Version 9.0 has improved font rendering, you can also change the default font to one of your choice. Also, Fonts below 16 pixels are more smooth.
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Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
20 November 2018
The fonts have been fixed in version 9.1.0 and should render as expected. :)
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wr-s
02 January 2018
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Version 8.7.0
Hueynym
20 November 2017
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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Version 8.7.0
1 answer(s)
Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
20 November 2017
Thanks for your opinion...
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HelmotV
17 November 2017
Works as expected
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Version 8.7.0
cig0
13 November 2017
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.
Like (7)
Version 8.7.0
1 answer(s)
Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
15 November 2017
Go get for free then, best of luck to ya.. I have never in my life seen people squeal over $15 as much as you and your TROLL friend below are. I know it's hard times and all but your acting like it's all that's between you and the bread line.

"I can't see a single use case for running Putty on a Mac. In fact, it feels unnatural, awkward and weird."

That's your simple opinion, but thanks for sharing it...
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Broz
11 November 2017
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?
Like (3)
Version 8.7.0
3 answer(s)
Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
15 November 2017
Go get it with MacPorts then, then you can save your $15 that you apparently need. :)
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Broz
Broz
15 November 2017
Wine Reviews, please tell me why I would want it, even if it's free through MacPorts? Nobody has given me any reason to move from iTerm 2 or Terminal.

If Putty had an advantage, I might consider trying it, but I see no advantages, and several disadvantages.

My comments may sound snarky, but that's not my intent.

Terminal on macOS is a really, really good terminal program. So is iTerm. What makes Putty better?
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Wine Reviews
Wine Reviews
15 November 2017
seems like your set against it and haven't even used it, I'm not one to grovel for acceptance or peoples McDonald's money OK. So if your happy with iTerm 2 or Terminal I suggest that you stick with them. Because their free right?

Why $15 for the app? well, I've put a few hundred hours into trying to make the FREE version more feature complete and stable on macOS and while people living in their parents basements until their 40 can give away their time and work I personally can't. And trust me I don't see anywhere close to the $15 price after cost on this end.

Maybe I'll go into the iTerm 2 listing and start asking why anyone would want to use it... Then you can see how it makes you look like a Troll to go into one listing and complain and promote the other... = petty !
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HelmotV
02 June 2017
Everything works as advertised for me, so 5 out of 5 stars.
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Version 8.0
malestock
02 June 2017
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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Version 8.0
1 answer(s)
malestock
malestock
03 June 2017
So, here's an update....

I was able to get the color and other settings the way I wanted simply by directly editing a session in the Putty directory (~/.putty/sessions). After doing so and firing up PuTTY all seems well. I still would like to see the GUI issues fixed at some point.

After manually editing the config/session to how I want, so far, so good. I like it a lot. I am now changing my two-star rating to three stars. ;-)

Hopefully, in a future release, we can see multiple sessions in one window using tab-switching to change between sessions. Currently, PuTTY will open various sessions in different windows. Then, I'd like to see transparency included as well. If/when those two things are added, I will gladly change my rating to 4 or 5 stars. ;-)

Thank you again for creating this app for Mac. It's a long time coming. Keep up the good work. :-)
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