Need an SSH App for iPhone and iPad? Check Out Prompt

Apr 14, 2011 - 4 Comments

If you’ve been looking for a great SSH client for iPad or iPhone, Prompt is probably exactly what you’ve been searching for. Released by Panic software, Prompt is a great looking SSH app that includes a bunch of features to improve the SSH experience from an iOS device.

Notable features are: autocompletion of frequently used commands, SSH keyfile support, favorites, customizable keys for special characters, passcode lock for active sessions, multiple connections, and more.

Prompt is $4.99 from the iOS App Store (App Store link)

The app is universal for iPhone and iPad, but just by the nature of screen and keyboard size, I’d guess Prompt will be a better experience on the iPad (I’d let you know from firsthand experience, but I’m still waiting to find an iPad 2 which is much like finding a needle in a haystack). Even still, the iPhone app looks good too for quick work, and you can run the app on both devices with a single purchase.

Panic makes very high quality software so I have no doubt that Prompt will be a great app, so check it out.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Command Line, iPad, iPhone


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  1. […] SSH clients are bundled with Mac OS X and Linux so there are no downloads necessary there, but iOS users can use Prompt and Windows users can get PuTTY (its […]

  2. […] Originally Posted by mivok My wife just bought an iPad and I've been stealing it at every opportunity. Right now I'm on the fence – iPad or TouchPad. The two apps I found myself using constantly on the iPad though were: – netflix (supposed to be coming to TouchPad but not immediately – this might sway my decision) – garageband (I'm guessing there'll be nothing close, but it would be _really_ nice to have a good music creation program) Others I'll probably use all the time (but haven't used so much when just borrowing the iPad): – Kindle app (I use my kindle all the time) – PDF viewer (for oreilly books that will be perfect on the touchpad format screen) – Skype is 'nice to have', but it's much more essential on a cellphone in my opinion, but then it would be nice to have something that competes with facetime. – Good terminal or SSH client (sysadmin by trade) Need an SSH App for iPhone and iPad? Check Out Prompt […]

  3. Marcello says:

    Prompt is great, but for those interested in a $0.00 alternative, look for zaTelnet. I use it both on my iPhone 3GS and my iPad and works fine.

  4. Parakeet says:

    Looks great.

    BTW if you’re jailbroken you can open a connection to localhost and this app acts just like in Mac OS X.

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