Open Source Alternative
Find alternatives for   

Software Directory
education & science
graphic applications
internet & networking
multimedia & audio
security & privacy
system utilities
web development
Suggest software
In the News

Free Storage with Dropbox
Click here

Top 10 Commercial
1. Visio
2. Photoshop
3. Dreamweaver
4. AutoCAD
5. iTunes
6. Movie Maker
7. MS Project
8. Norton Ghost
9. Nero
10. Publisher
Top 10 Open Source
1. Dia
2. OpenOffice Draw
3. FreeCAD
4. StarUML
5. Quanta Plus
6. NeverNote
7. RedNotebook
8. zNotes
9. Clonezilla
10. Avidemux

Tabbed PuTTY

Open sourceA feature that many people would like to see in PuTTY is tabs. One solution that brings tabs to PuTTY is PuttyTabs. PuttyTabs is an open source project that brings you a tabbed PuTTY, however, it might not be tabs exactly as you know or like them, but still it provides a great feature that has been missing in PuTTY. And until tabs are natively integrated into PuTTY a program like PuttyTabs is a perfect solution.
You can read more on PuttyTabs here.

For an open source alternative to PuTTY that has tabs, please check out Poderosa.

Tags: tabs tabbed putty tips-and-tricks open-source
Published: September 13, 2006

April 25, 2008 Anonymous wrote:

September 18, 2008 mross wrote:

I agree. It's not perfect, intuitive, or consistent. It's behaviour seems a bit like the mac os top bar, and is similar to the old kicker panel in kde < 3.5. But, as you said, until tabs are natively supported in in putty, it works well enough.

September 19, 2008 Diederick wrote:

I use wintabber with putty without any problems. It's a window manager for putty, cygwin and others. In the end you get a window with putty sessions as tabs. You can also change the titles and icons.

January 22, 2009 Anonymous wrote:

but wintabber is not free, well it is free for everythign other than putty, nice!

May 6, 2009 How I Shed T h i r t y P o u n d s in Only a Month wrote:

Hi, interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for sharing. I'll likely be subscribing to your posts. Keep up great writing

June 11, 2009 Krusty the Klown wrote:

I tawt I taw a putty tab... Try PuTTY Connection Manager ( for tabbed PuTTY. Another alternative is Poderosa (, which is natively tabbed, open source and works quite well.

June 17, 2009 Anonymous wrote:

Unfortunately putty connection manager does not work with
windows 7... :(

July 23, 2009 Anonymous wrote:

are you sure?
it works in my win 7 :S

September 15, 2009 neyz wrote:

here it doesn't work either (win7 x64) i keep on getting an error when i click the bookmarks or anything.

September 18, 2009 Anonymous wrote:

my didn't work either

February 11, 2010 Amol wrote:

I used to use PuttyCM for awhile, but then stopped using cua the old version had a bug, a memory leak or something. It would eat up lot of memory and eventually crash. I tried the newer version on XP, it keeps on crashing.
I used to use Wintabber, but wintabber no longer works on my work machine, because I dont have Admin Access on it. So, I'm stuck with old fashioned putty, might try puttytabs.

May 20, 2010 prasad wrote:

poderosa seems to be great software, but it seems from website that nobody is taking care of it. the website was modified on 2006 last time.

how sad ! I am using Poderosa now and its great substitute for what we can call to "Tabbed Putty"


January 1, 2011 JungleBill wrote:

KiTTY is a decent fork of PuTTY. However it does not support tabs (yet).

January 20, 2011 Anonymous wrote:

I'm using mRemoteNG. Seems to be good.

June 15, 2011 Anonymous wrote:

tried mRemoteNG. So far seems good!!

Comment (optional - html tags will be removed)
Name (optional)
E-mail (optional - will not be shown)
Fraud, spam and flames will be removed

Follow osaltcom on Twitter