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WinSSHTerm 2.11.0

Editor’s Rating

Reviewed on June 13, 2017

While KiTTY and PuTTY are great SSH clients for connecting to remote computers, they have drawbacks that may put off many users. For example, they do not include certain important features like the ability to manage multiple sessions simultaneously. Enter WinSSHTerm, a tabbed SSH tool designed to unleash the power of these SSH clients in a simple and intuitive way. The portable application gives them a user-friendly graphical user interface that allows you to manage multiple sessions with relative ease among other things. The software supports file transfers and X applications.

In order to run WinSSHTerm, we needed at least Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. We saved the program to our desired destination and created its shortcut on the desktop for quick access. Being portable, the software didn’t make changes to the system registry.

Of course, we needed either KiTTY or PuTTY on our system first for the program to function. If you do not yet have the required components, however, the program can download them automatically. In addition to the above named SSH clients, you can also install VcXsrv to run X applications on remote systems and WinSCP for secure file transfers.

WinSSHTerm opened a graphical user interface with four menu options and a pane on the left with tabs for multiple connections. We organized our connections into folders and easily navigated among them using keyboard shortcuts. The program even allowed us to open several sessions on the same window, which simplified the process of monitoring them simultaneously.

The search function enabled us to easily locate all saved connections and quickly launch a session in a preferred window. The context menu let us choose whether to copy files, clone sessions, rename or delete connections, add a new connection, close all but the active one and open them in either new tabs or windows.

WinSSHTerm provides an intuitive graphical user interface for KiTTY and PuTTY SSH clients, which gives you access to more functions. You can even use it with X applications, and it supports file transfers.

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