Terminal Application

A terminal application, or terminal emulator, is a program that allows its user to access command-line interfaces and text user interfaces for the machine the program is running on or a remote machine via protocols such as telnet or ssh. When one of our support articles references a terminal, we are typically referring to serial terminal emulators that allow access to COM ports on the user’s current machine (for configuring devices such as the BlueSnap RS-232 to Bluetooth adapter). For convenience, here we’ve listed a few terminal applications for each of the most common operating systems. Click on the terminal name to view the download page.

WindowsMac OS XLinux
PuTTYTerminal (built-in system app)Linux console (built-in)
Tera TermzTerm