Serial 2 NEW

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Connect your Mac to just about anything.

Connect to routers, servers, firewalls, industrial control and IoT devices with ease.

Hex View NEW

See every byte received in raw hex format allowing you to work with devices lacking a text-based interface. A new send panel allows you transmit data in hex format too.

SSH Support NEW

Serial is now a full featured SSH client with a comprehensive built-in identity manager and the ability to organize and group your favorite hosts.

Telnet and Raw Socket Support NEW

Serial now includes comprehensive support for Telnet, including the RFC2217 extension for remote serial port control supported by many serial device servers. Serial supports raw TCP sockets as well.

Flawless Emulation

Serial is a full-featured terminal emulator supporting Xterm, VT102, and ANSI terminal controls. This allows you to navigate the menu-driven interfaces found in many routers, firewalls and switches and use text based programs including emacs, vi, and nano as if you were connected over the network.

No Drivers

Serial includes built-in, reliable support for almost every serial device on the market, sparing you the hassle of finding, installing, and updating drivers.


 Would not be able to do my job without Serial!
I'm a network engineer and am one of the few Mac users on my team. Serial has been a lifesaver. No messing with drivers or kexts. Just plug in your console cable, it's detected by Serial and you're off to the races. Don't even need to worry about baud/rate settings!  — eric.vanquill

 Worth it
Serial seems expensive for an application that you might think would be simple to write and have plenty of alternatives. But if you have tried other terminal software, you know that this stuff must be exceptionally hard to get perfect. And when you *need* an application like this to work perfectly *right now*, with whatever device you throw at it, your time saved by not messing around with other options is probably worth a whole lot more.  — Amos01

 Best serial software for Cisco Engineer
Simply keeps working. pull the console, and reconnect without having to reset tty!!  — Craig_Personal

Additional Features


Supports devices from FTDI, Silicon Labs, Prolific, TI, Microchip, and many more.


Save time by storing frequently used settings for use with multiple devices.


Capture timestamps for received data.

Break Support

Reliable break support enables password recovery, Cisco ROM monitor mode and more.

File Transfers

Supports XMODEM, YMODEM, ZMODEM and Kermit for file transfers and firmware uploads.


Manual or automatic logging for auditing or debugging purposes.

Extended Baud Rates

Access non-standard baud rates.


Connect to Bluetooth Serial (SPP) and some Bluetooth Smart devices.

Version 2.0.14 — 21.9 MB — Release Notes
Free demo is fully functional for 7 days.
Requires macOS El Capitan (10.11) or later.
Compatible with macOS Monterey (12.0) and runs natively on both Apple and Intel Processors.