Another SSH client on Windows

Cal Leeming [Simplicity Media Ltd] cal.leeming at
Mon Dec 10 02:19:45 EST 2012

Hi Ivan,

Here is the negative feedback;

* No support for pageant keys..
* No support for PPK keys (putty)
* "upload a file / download a file etc" does not default to the directory
you are currently in on the shell (this would be a *really* neat feature)
* Doesn't have as many hidden features as putty (tunnelling etc)
* Really thick border around the shell window in non maximized mode is very
off-putting (nearly twice as thick as putty)
* No 'true' full screen (i.e. full screen that gets rid of the title bar,
and puts you into no distractions mode).
* "manage public key" does not offer ability to manage multiple keys
* Opening too many tabs will result in "LIBSSH2_ERROR_CHANNEL_FAILURE"
* Tabs will only connect to the same server.. being able to have tabs
across multiple servers is a must.

Here is a positive feedback;

* The idea of "set up public key auth and do not ask for pw again" is
pretty neat, I like this :)
* "manage public key" is really quite nice..
* The tabs windows are really nice

The thing this is *really* missing (imho) is "drag/drop upload support".
For example, you cd into a directory on the shell, you drag a file into the
window, and it uploads the file into that directory for you. For years I've
been saying how awesome it would be if putty had this feature.

Although there is more negative than positive, I *really* quite like this
product and I think it's got a lot of potential.

Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing your next release (please
do put me on your mailing list for release announcements)


On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Ivan Shcherbakov <ivan at> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I just wanted to announce another free SSH client on Windows capable of
> working with OpenSSH.
> The too is called SmarTTY and is available via
> Could you guys please reference it at the Win32 alternatives page
> (
> Best regards,
> Ivan Shcherbakov
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