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Termius in action (Image: Crystalnix)

Let me preface this post by saying that I know very little about SSH clients.

I rarely, if ever, need to use SSH — mercifully, for a server noob like me — so this article is more of a spotlight on a tool than anything attempting to so much as glance in the ballpark of a review or full-bodied recommendation.

Many of you use SSH regularly, be it to connect to a local machine, a remote server, a Docker container, virtual machine or something more fruity, like a Raspberry Pi cluster.

Termius is a terminal emulator app n’ then some that lets you remotely manage whatever you need to using whatever device you have to hand, be it an Android smartphone, an iPad or a Linux laptop.

Now, I know what you’re thinking at this point: you use Linux. You can open up a terminal window and issue a SSH command in a few keystrokes. You don’t need a separate standalone SSH client.

And to be honest, that’s entirely fair.

But Termius is a little different. Pitched as an “innovative cross-platform SSH terminal”, Termius comes with a bunch of features baked it that, it says, makes it easy (or even easier) to ssh in to a bunch of different machines, on a regular basis.

Features include:

  • Automatic UNIX & Linux OS recognition
  • 2FA, key and password authentication
  • Connect to multiple hosts simultaneously
  • Groups and Tags to keep hosts organized
  • Port forwarding
  • Import and export keys
  • 11 color schemes and adjustable fonts

A paid yearly subscription ($9.99) is required to access some additional time-saving features features, like cross-device secure sync, snippet storing, and tabbed terminal sessions.

Get Termius

Termius is a popular cross-platform SSH client available for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Linux.  Although the app is free to download and use on all platforms it is not open-source software.

On Linux Termius is distributed as a Snap app through the Snap store. You can install it on any Linux distribution that supports Snaps, including Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, by running:

sudo snap install termius-app

If you’re running Ubuntu 17.04 you can install Termius from Ubuntu Software by clicking this button:

Install Termius on Ubuntu Software

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