Since I spend a good portion of my work time working on a terminal emulator in Windows, I’ve come to appreciate the features that SecureCRT provides. The biggest feature that I enjoy is tabbed connections. Much like modern web browsers, SecureCRT give you the option of opening multiple terminal connections within the same window via the use of tabs. While SecureCRT is a great program, it does require a license, which currently runs about $100. I had searched for Window-based terminal emulators with tabbing capabilities awhile ago, but did not find anything that compared to SecureCRT – until now.
mRemote is a Windows-based application that allows you to use the very popular terminal emulator PuTTY in a tabbed environment. Unlike SecureCRT, this application is free.
See my review in the following videos:
The Quick and Dirty
mRemote is an open source, terminal emulator that runs on Windows (XP and Vista). It runs on top of Putty and provides a tabbed terminal emulation experience…for free. While SecureCRT provides the same experience(and is a better option in my opinion), it costs about $100 for a license while mRemote is free. Did I mention that it’s free?
mRemote is an excellent application with a couple of flaws: it is no longer being developed and may not work with Windows 7. These limitations may make it radioactive for some Network Engineers, but the program is stable and has a few nice extra features that definitely warrant it a test drive.