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.


 Mandatory tool to any network engineer
I am a network engineer who's been working for a manufaturers for the past 25yrs. Serial is my goto program when I have no choice but hit the console port of those boxes in our lab. It is perfect when coupled with an FTDI usb-serial adapter and provides the nice bells and whistles that come with a GUI. Whether you end up needing VT100/220 Xterm etc. all those needed emulations are here. Tha't quite appreciated when you work on headless CPE VM hosts... All-in-all, excellent piece of software. Thanks!  — Hal06

Had several USB-serial adapters which no longer had drivers for Catalina. Serial claimed to support pretty much anything and, skeptical, I tried it despite the price. It is absolutely true: you run it, if finds and recognises the arcane adapters your are using and it connects. No kext, no nothing. It just works. Would have never believed it if I had not seen it in action. Worth the money!  — w1nt3rs3a

 Must Have for Cisco Admins
This application is great! Plug in your serial adapter and Cisco console cable, then open the Serial app and you’re on your way! No drivers to mess with, no hunting for your adapter in /dev/, no screwing around with screens. It just works! Easily the best 30 bucks I’ve ever spent. It has saved me plenty of time and frustration.  — C_Man1

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 2.0.12 — 22 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.