I have always found Windows Remote Desktop to be adequate but not great especially with regards to multiple instances. After some research I stumbled across a fantastic open source REMOTE DESKTOP APPLICATION called Terminals.

User Interface

  • Multi tab interface
  • Open terminal in full screen, switch between full screen mode
  • Resizable terminal window
  • Attached and dettached Windows
  • Connections history
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Open custom application from Terminals window
  • Toolbar for computer control panel applets
Terminals Favorites

Terminals Favorites

Terminals History

Terminals History

Connection Options

  • Select one of available protocols and custom port
  • Terminal fonts and colors (ssh)
  • Automatically connect with stored credentials
  • Custom connection icon
  • Screen size and screen mode (RDP)
  • Before connection scripts
  • Organize connections by Tags
Terminals Edit Connections

Terminals Edit Connections

Manage Favorites

  • Import from other file formats
  • Search computers in Active directory
  • Search computers in your network by IP addresses
  • Automatic import RDP connection from registry
Terminals Organize Favorites

Terminals Organize Favorites

Networking tools

  • Ping
  • Tracert
  • DNS tools
  • Wake on lan
  • Port scanner
  • Shares
  • Services
  • Who is?
  • Interfaces
Terminals Networking Tools

Terminals Networking Tools

Credentials Manager

  • Store your connections credentials in secured file, so you don’t have to retype them when connecting
  • Reuse them for more then one connection
  • Define default connection credentials
Terminals Credentials Manager

Terminals Credentials Manager

Capture Manager

  • Create screen shots of your terminal sessions
  • Manage and view captured pictures
  • Automated capture for all opened sessions
  • Publish your captures gallery on Flicker
Terminals Capture Manager

Terminals Capture Manager

Application Options

  • Define connections interface behavior
  • Set application master password and other security
  • Define settings files directory
  • Define capture behavior
  • Synchronize your configuration to Amazon S3
Terminals Options

Terminals Options


Other screen shots and a brief list of the feature is also at weblog.aspnet.net