-Do Blink! Mosh and SSH did. Blink is the first professional, desktop-grade terminal for iOS that leverages the support of both. Thus, we can unequivocally guarantee stable connections, crazy-fast speeds, and full configurations. It can and should be your all-day-long tool. Check it out!

We had no choice. We had to build Blink or we were going to jump out the window in frustration over the tools we were using. We started by analyzing what the must-haves were and we ended up grounding Blink on these three concepts:

• Fast rendering: dmesg in your Unix server should be instantaneous. We can't wait even a second to render. We didn't need to reinvent the wheel to make this happen. We simply used Chromium's HTerm to ensure that rendering is perfect and fast, even with those special, tricky encodings.
• Always on: Mosh transcends SSH's variability. Mosh overcomes the unstable and intermittent connectivity that we all associate with mobile connections. You can check your Safari without fear of having to restart the SSH connection. You can flawlessly jump from home, to the train, and then the office thanks to Mosh. Blink is rock-solid connected all the way. Mosh is readily available and can be easily installed on your server. Go to
• Fully configurable: Blink embraces Bluetooth-coupled keyboards with gusto. But there's more, because we want more. Some like Caps as Esc on Vim, others Caps as Ctrl on Emacs. Blink champions them all. During your always-on sessions, you're in your zone.
• Custom Fonts and Themes: We know how important it is to have your terminal, your way. That's why we include a selection of fonts and themes, including Powerline variants. And if that isn't enough, you can create and add your own.

But, Blink is much more. Please read on.

• You should command your terminal, not navigate it. Blink will jump you right into a friendly shell and it'll be clear to you how to roll.
• The interface is straightforward. We dumped all menus and went full screen for your terminal. Use swipe to move between your open connections, slide down to close them, and even pinch to zoom!
• Configure your Blink connections by adding your own Hosts and RSA Encryption keys. Synchronise with iCloud. Everything will look familiar and you get to work, fast!
We've incorporated SplitView, for those necessary Google searches and chats with coworkers.

Blink is open source software. Participate in our community, and don’t forget to leave us your feedback and your feature(s) requests. Enjoy!

What's New

Version 9.014

- Fixed compatibility with iOS10

One more month, keeping you updated for more than a year!!! We have some interesting stuff this time:
- iPhone X support!
- Spotlight support! Connect directly to your server from wherever you are just by typing its name.
- Improved stability and terminal rendering in iOS11.
- Improved selection tuning.

- Shortcuts fixes.
- Closing a connecting mosh session shouldn't terminate the app.
- Ignore commands when app doesn't have focus. Should fix empty tabs!

We read your reviews and did our best to fix any issues too, but please remember to always open or contact our support so we can get more information when something isn't working.

Special thanks to AnjLab for their commits, and everyone who helped on GitHub for this release!

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Key Transmission is not as Expected


EDIT: emacs undo now works! Thanks devs! Screen rotation issue also seems mostly fixed! Great ssh + mosh app. Recommended.

While it's great that the developer offers key-remapping some keys like Ctrl+/ (undo in emacs) do not work as intended. This prevents it from being the 'pro emacs' 20$ app toted by the devs. There are a few other key transmission issues as well (see GH-issues page). This, plus there are a ton of resizing issues where 1/4 - 1/2 of the screen is non-usable until a new session is started. Resizing should be a trivial problem to solve. Please resolve this!

Overpriced for a terminal program that cant resize properly and can't transmit vanilla key-bindings.

Best yet!!

Not too late... Yet

I’ve tried a lot of ssh terminals for the iPad. This one is by far the best. Runs tmux perfectly thus far. This is obviously written by folks who spend much of their lives in a terminal like myself. Also, it can handle data fast. For example, had a python program spitting out fast serial data from an arduino... handles it like a champ. Not so much for the other popular iOS terminal program I was using. Another great thing- I can now use solarized theme. This app is pricey, but if you do a lot of terminal work, could be well worth it for you.

Turns the iPad into a true dev machine.


This app is amazing. Hands down better than all the other alternatives in the App Store (and I've tried them all). It supports mosh, and supports other features that no other apps support such as sane keybindings and key re-mapping.

I also love that Blink is open source and am more than happy to pay the $20 this costs in the App Store to support this stellar app.

Prior to trying this app, I had relegated my iPad to a YouTube/text machine since none of the SSH apps I tried worked well enough for me to use the iPad full time as a dev machine. If you have an iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and are itching to use it for development then do not hesitate to buy this.

(This app is ranked way too low in the App Store search results.)


Carlos Cabanero SL
24.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Carlos Cabañero


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