One thing I like about my Treo 700w is the physical keyboard. I haven’t done it often, but I have used Pocket PuTTy to SSH to some hosts. Here’s an iPhone/iPod app to do something similar. Cool-ish.


TouchTerm Puts a Terminal Client on Your iPhone


iPhone/iPod touch only: With Mocha VNC Lite, iPhone and iPod touch users already have a tool for connecting remotely to their desktops, but what about those who like to get things done over a command line? Free iPhone app TouchTerm provides SSH-encrypted terminal access to any Linux, OS X, or even Windows system running a server, making mobile rebooting or service starting over Wi-Fi or EDGE/3G connections possible. The app supports landscape mode, a must for serious two-thumb typing, can save connections for easy access. The $11.99 pro version adds advanced gesture and copy/paste support, amongst other features, but the basic free edition can get the job done. TouchTerm is a free download for iPhones and iPod touch models running the 2.0 firmware only.


TouchTerm [iTunes App Store via]



Geoffrey Duke
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