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It's classic. You step outside for a few seconds to eat some gyros and the server goes down, or you lie down to do some light reading and a web page needs an emergency typo fix. Maybe your company uses IRC. Maybe you just like to check in on your servers often. Either way, you're the type of person that already uses SSH. Having a quality SSH client in your pocket is a very good idea.

Welcome to Prompt 2. In the three years since Prompt was released and became a favorite of admins, we've been constantly releasing updates, while also taking notes on what significant new features people wished Prompt had. Then, we did almost all of it.

Prompt 2 is, simply put, an excellent SSH and TELNET client. But how can it make SSH tasks easier? Read on.

• Panic Sync
Finally. Sync your favorite servers, passwords, private keys, and clips, between Prompt on all of your iOS devices. It’s fast, it’s extremely secure, and best of all, it’s free.

• Clips
Put your most-used commands and text bits into clips and access them with a single tap via Prompt’s keyboard bar. Clips can be stored globally or per-server.

• TouchID Lock
Secure Prompt, and only Prompt, using TouchID. Keep your servers safe.

• Private Key Generation
You can now generate keys without leaving Prompt. Drop 'em on your server, and you're off.

• Improved Key Management
Working with private keys is easier than ever

• Open Connection Switching
Easily switch between connections using a tab bar (iPad) or edge swiping (iPhone).

• Server Folders
Create groups of servers for easier sorting.

• A Fresh New Design
Sleeker, cleaner, beautiful — Prompt now looks the part in iOS 8.

• iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Ready
Looks great on any screen size.

• Customizable Keyboard Bar
• Autocomplete
• Full Bluetooth Keyboard Support
• Agent Forwarding


What's New

Version 2.6.7

• Fixed a potential crash when connecting on some versions of iOS

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings
1.5K Ratings

Why is this app making random outbound connections?

anon 73882

Very shady for a sensitive security app to be making unsolicited third party connections. It should only be reaching out to servers I explicitly connect to. Developer doesn’t seem to be privacy minded.

Edit: You can say that you care about privacy but as long as your app is making connections that I did not initiate, it means very little. First, it should be opt-in, not opt-out, because by the time the user navigates to the option to opt out, it has already sent some information out to third parties. Second, even with the setting toggled to opt out, it’s still opening random connections, so this setting is insufficient anyway. Earlier versions never did this.

Developer Response

Hey there! 👋 We absolutely respect your privacy! Our privacy policy is simple: your data is none of our business. To the extent that our apps can provide their functionality without doing so, we always prefer to avoid collecting any data from you. In the cases where we do collect data, we give you the ability to opt out whenever possible. We've got all the info here:

Edit 2/5/2018: Your feedback is absolutely appreciated and we'll make sure your message gets to the right people. 👍

Cannot use Emacs with it


This app works great as a basic SSH client. But if you use a external keyboard and use Emacs as your terminal editor, Prompt 2 will not work because it will not interpret the Option key as a meta key, but instead will just insert “funky” characters. I asked the Prompt 2 developers about re-binding Option to a Meta key, and their answer was “I’m afraid there’s no way to change/bind/unbind keys on the keyboard right now. … Your best bet in this case is to use the on-screen keys to use meta or ESC.” They must have never used Emacs, because clicking on-screen for a meta key is not even close to a solution.

Useful, but I would not say “great”


Really needs a virtual PC QWERTY keyboard with arrow keys. Using the iPad or iPhone keyboard with this app is very cumbersome. Missing a back slanting ‘ key which would come in very handy for Shell scripts, etc. also would be useful to support cut and paste, and even split screens.

All that said it is very useful in a pinch if I wake up in the middle of the night and want to check my server job status without having to get out of bed :)

Developer Response

Hey there! So you should be able to manually add a / key via the extra keyboard row in Prompt. The "..." button will show you a few presets, otherwise tap and hold one of the four shortcut keys to assign it to something else.


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Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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