A full featured terminal with built-in OpenSSH support, it’s focused on managing and login to hosts efficiently. Don't waste your time; be productive.

## Features

Full-featured Terminal
• Compatible with and xterm.
• Supports ANSI 16 and 256 color palettes, as well as 24bit true color.
• Passed cases of *vttest* – a strict VT100/VT220/VT420 terminal functionality test suite.

OpenSSH Compatible
• Everything in OpenSSH, agent forwarding, certificates, proxy jump, etc.
• Can read your existing `ssh_config` file as the source of advanced options, especially helpful for experienced users.
• Can work with GnuPG agent, YubiKey, Authy and Google Authenticator.

• Upload files by dragging and dropping to the shell window.
• Download remote files with single click on context menu or press a key combination.

Keychain Integration
• Tightly integrated with macOS Keychain, don't have to enter passwords or passphrases repeatedly.
• It's totally optionally, you can opt-in or opt-out at any time.

Advanced Options Editor
• A handy way to tune per-host advanced options.
• For every ssh directives, there is a contextual help provides immediate information, no more googling.

Automatic Reconnect
• Always tries to restore your connections after network failure or waking up from sleep.

• Eight built-in color schemes: Basic, Dracula, Grass, Homebrew, Man Page, Novel, Ocean, Red Sands
• Our color optimization ensure that colorful text always clearly visible.

• Use tags to organize your hundreds or thousands of hosts.
• Tag your host by a simple drag & drop actions.

Premium Features
• Unlimited number of connections
• Importing and exporting
• Sync hosts and tags between all of your Mac computers
• Scriptable (automation with AppleScript and Automator)
• Prioritized customer support

Go Premium to support our development and unleash the power of Core Shell.

## Premium License

We offered optional in-app purchases for premium features. Price may vary by location:

- USD 9.99 for 1-Year License
- USD 29.99 for 4-Year License (save 25%)


We'd love to answer your questions or just hear what you think about Core Shell.

Our Community:

Use the community to request support or report bug. Discuss and explore Core Shell’s future with us by joining the community.

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

Download and Upload files today! With version 1.6 and later, Core Shell gains the ability to transfer files over SSH, it's handy, fast and secure, please see to learn how to use it.

### Changed
- Ignore the status of Caps Lock when using Command + number key to switch tabs (@zhenLEE)

### Fixed
- The initial terminal grid size was incorrect

## [Version 1.6] - 2019-03-04

### Added
- Transfer files over SSH
- Add Ghufran Syed (@ghufransyed), Mikael Fransson(@mikael.fransson) to special thanks

### Changed
- Change text font will take effect immediately
- Ignore the status of Caps Lock when using Command + number key to switch tabs

### Fixed
- Fallback to the default path if a configured file or folder was deleted (@mikael.fransson, @adam.oczos)
- The initial terminal grid size was incorrect
- Window titles sometimes disappear unexpectedly
- Other minor bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
andrewflo ,

Import is a premium feature

UPDATE: I followed the instructions and retrieved my free 1 year Premium license. Import worked pretty well. Had to edit each host entry and re-select my private key but other than that, so far so good. Happy to see continued development for this product.

The migration instructions from SSH Shell to Core Shell explain how to use the export/import feature. Sadly, the import option on Core Shell is a paid upgrade. If you'd like to move your free users over and have the chance to then upsell premium features, I'd suggest making import free so we can at least migrate over and be back where we were with the new version.

Developer Response ,

Hi Andrewflo, we provide a free premium license for all existing SSH Shell users, importing is not a problem at all, please follow the instructions to get your exclusive redeem code:
Yang at Codinn

AvidAppleUser1234 ,

Great App!

I'm a die hard terminal user but I'm finding this app to be really handy for saving all the servers I connect too. I really wish the server selection screen was improved to be easier to read. Thanks!

mrelcee ,

Multiple hosts is a premium feature?

I'm a big fan of SSH Shell. So I decided to give core shell a chance. I haven't jumped through the hoops to get my free one year license. I went to add a secd ond host to my copy of core shell and was greeted with a "This is a premium feature" message. REALLY? two or more hosts is a pemium feature? Sorry buddy you're getting greedy. I'm not paying a subscription fee for multiple hosts. I won't be taking advantage of the free year, because I don't want yet again one more app that costs a subscription. Deleting this from my system, and I'll run the old app till it's dead..

I would have paid 10 bucks for a one time fee..

Developer Response ,

Hi mrelcee, we didn't mean to lock the host number, this mistake was inherited from Core Tunnel. We've removed restriction from version 1.4, I'm sorry for this problem!

Thank you for your remind.

Yang at Codinn


Codinn Technologies Co., Ltd.
18.3 MB
Developer Tools

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019, Codinn Technologies


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