PuTTY Alternative for Chromebook – SSH Clients and Terminal Emulator 

SSH Client for Chromebook

Chromebook becomes the preferred option for people who want a secure and easy computing experience. It has a built-in SSH client, but sometimes it cannot satisfy all the needs of the user while connecting to remote server.

There are other SSH clients like PuTTY for Chromebook, which provide SSH to connection. There are many other SSH client which gives secure connection while connecting to remote server and many advanced features. Below is some best SSH clients for Chromebook: –

1. Secure Shell

It is an SSH client offered by Google which is suitable for Chromebook. SSH is very essential for communication and remote connection. It connects to remote server without use of using any external security. It supports Linux, Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and BSD operating systems.

Secure Shell Window

Features of Secure Shell: –

  • SCP and SFTP for secure file transfer.
  • Support Android, and iOS device operating systems.

Pros: –

  • Free to use.
  • Regularly Updated.

Cons: –

  •  Require networking knowledge to use it.

2. Terminus

It is a terminal operator which provides SSH to connection. It supports various protocols like SCP, SFTP, and Telnet. It is free to use but for use the advanced feature subscription is required.

Terminus Window

 Features of Terminus: –

  • Multi-session support.
  • Suggest the commonly used command.
  • Secure file transfer.

Pros: –

  • Save sessions.
  • Customizable interface.
  • Secure the data from unauthorized access.

Cons: –

  • Require subscription to use more features.

3. JuiceSSH

It is an SSH client designed to secure connection and access remote connection. It supports various protocols like SSH, SCP, SFTP, Mosh, and Telnet. Juice is officially developed for Android, but it can support another operating system like Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Chromebook. It is free to access. but to upgrade the advanced features subscription is required.

JuiceSSH Window

Features of JuiceSSH:

  • Customizable interface.
  • Support external keyboard.

Pros: –

  • Sharing session with another user.
  • Manage multiple sessions.

Cons: –

  •  Need subscription to acquire more features.

4. mRemoteNG

It is a free and open source for secure remote desktop connection.  It supports various protocols like SSH, VNC, RDP, and rlogin. It is an upgraded version of mRemote.

mRemoteNG Window

Features of mRemoteNG:

  • Support file transfer.
  • Fix bugs.
  • Search feature to find the connection from the entire list.

Pros: –

  • Easy to use.
  • Fast connect to new connection.
  • Multi-tab support.

Cos: –

  • Does not support Linux and Mac.

5. ConnectBot

It is a free and open-source popular SSH client. It is designed for Android, but also support Chromebook to create secure connection to remote desktop.

ConnectBoT Window

Features of Connectbot: –

  • Customizable keyboard.
  • Port forwarding.

Pros: –

  • Easy to use.
  • Update from time to time,

Cons: –

  • Cannot support Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

If you are connecting to other system then need of secure connection is very important. These SSH clients offering the secure remote connection. Further, Chromebook has SSH client also. These emulator offers wide range of features. So, user can get secure remote connection of different system.