MacTerm
MacTerm
4.1.20180825

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MacTerm free download for Mac

MacTerm4.1.20180825

13 December 2018

Terminal emulator for both local and remote shells.

Overview

MacTerm is a complete replacement for the macOS Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications.

Its many features include powerful terminals supporting 24-bit color, a very flexible preferences system that can import iTerm2 color schemes, TEK vector graphics, dynamic search, notifications and keep-alive, macros, a floating command line window, special keypads, a session manager, and even a basic Python scripting interface.

What's new in MacTerm

Version 4.1.20180825:
  • No longer in "beta".

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13 Reviews of MacTerm

Teslanaut
15 June 2010
Version: 4.0.0.b.20100608

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Anyone remember the days of MUD? I remember. Those were some fun days. :)
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WordWeaver
06 June 2015
Version: 4.1.0.b.20150528
Being an old school BBSer -- I run my own BBS at telnet 202.128.4.177 and BBS website at www.armageddonbbs.com -- I downloaded this app to see how well it works as a telnet client for BBSing. I use an iMac running Yosemite 10.10.3, and my BBS uses the Hermes II BBS software.. I encountered several problems while trying to set up this app for BBSing purposes, and also when attempting to log on to my BBS. Being as a true PC-ANSI-based BBS uses the CP437 character set -- i.e., extended ASCII or high ASCII glyphs -- to draw ANSI graphics, I tried to change the default font in the app from Monaco to a font which actually contains the CP437 symbols, in the translation section of the app's preferences. I actually have three different fonts on my machine which meet this requirement. However, regardless of whether I tried to change the default format, or set up a new format specifically geared towards BBSing, the app would not let me change the font. In each case, whenever I clicked on the field to change the font, it would launch Apple's font chooser, where I could select a different font and font size. However, despite repeated attempts to alter the default setup, or to create a new one, or to alter the "Throwback" format, MacTerm refused to accept the font change, and in all cases in remained at Monaco. Using the "Throwback" format did give me the desired black background which is standard for old style BBSing, but because I could not change the font, the ANSI graphics look rather crappy. It does show the high ASCII glyphs, but they don't look right because it is the wrong font. However, MacTerm does properly display the 16 PC-ANSI colors. As I recall though, flashing characters were not working. Trying to log on to my BBS revealed more problems. The first is that hitting the return key does absolutely nothing. I can type in my user number, but hitting the return key does not advance me to the next line where the BBS asks me for my user password. There also appears to be a problem with MacTerm not echoing back my typing to me. It worked sometimes, but more often than not, it didn't. Sometimes there was a long pause before it would display them, and sometimes it would simply not display them at all. Likewise, the backspace/delete key is not working fully either. MacTerm refuses to allow me to delete the first character that I type in a line. Being as I was unable to even log on to my BBS with MacTerm, I can't say how the rest of the BBS looks with it. However, due to the inability to change the font, I imagine that it likewise looks rather crappy, just like the ANSI welcome screen. I am also wondering if MacTerm suports the X, Y and Z modem transfer protocols. If not, then just like Apple's terminal app, it is rather useless when it comes to downloading files from BBSes. While Apple's terminal app doesn't handle BBS file transfers either, I will note that when properly set up -- as explained on the Armageddon BBS website -- my BBS looks wonderful in the Terminal app. You will find plenty of screen captures of my BBS on the website. Look in the links section that is located on the lower half of the home page. Anyway, due the problems which I encountered, I can't agree with the developer's assessment in his description above that MacTerm "is now a complete replacement for Terminal". Perhaps it works well in other areas, but not for old school BBSing.
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Jazzyguy
19 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0.b.20121118
Excellent app and free! I like the features!
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WisdomL0RD
28 September 2012
Version: 4.0.0.b.20120804
The floating command line window is awesome. Thanks for keeping this free.
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Drtyrell969
20 February 2011
Version: 4.0.0.b.20110212
Sorry, no color presets, no run.
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Teslanaut
15 June 2010
Version: 4.0.0.b.20100608
Anyone remember the days of MUD? I remember. Those were some fun days. :)
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Macmend-com
03 October 2003
Version: 3.0a31
Just downloaded the latest version, as i have been looking for a telnet client that was easy to use and away we go, no problems and does what it says on the tin, so top marks, got me on the router and checking the WAN I have just taken over the management of.
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Anonymous
24 September 2003
Version: 3.0a31
Work very fine for me! Mac OS X 10.2 with Ibook G3.
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Kevin Grant
21 January 2003
Version: 3.0a29
I regret any startup problems users have encountered in the past, but I only have 3 machines to test with. Please report problems directly to me, so that I may fix them. It is most valuable if you enable the Crash Logs feature of the Console utility and then send me any relevant logs written to the Library/Logs folder of your home folder. Thanks!
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Anonymous
20 December 2002
Version: 3.0a28
Crashes on launch. Runs its search for scripts...then bails. Looks good in the screen shots. I'd love to try it, but not really possible if it won't run. OS X 10.2.2
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J-Hughes
19 December 2002
Version: 3.0a28
So far, every version of MacTelnet X I've tried has crashed immediately upon launch. I'm running Mac OS X 10.2.2. Any ideas?
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Neil
04 October 2002
Version: 3.0a27
The description says: "Macs do not have terminal screens or a "command line interface", but telnet applications offer you both." Huh??? This app is for OS X and OS X ships with Terminal. Just type "telnet" in the terminal window.
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Anonymous
04 October 2002
Version: 3.0a27
Maybe the description should be updated. . . "Macs do not have terminal screens or a "command line interface""
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Anonymous
10 July 2002
Version: 1.0pr1
Will this app do anything more than the telnet app built into OS X, accessible via the *command line interface* of the *Terminal* utility??? (btw, OS X has ssh as well, a secure version of telnet)
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