Putty for Mac volume discounts now available

We have had a couple large organizations ask us about volume discounts for Putty over the past couple of weeks. So as of today we have implemented volume discounts in our store on FastSpring. Volume discounts start at 5 licensees and go up to 100 the discount increases in tiers.


Putty for Mac 7.5 is now available in the store, we are doing a soft release over multiple sites at this time. A release post with the full change-log will be posted here on Monday April 3rd 2017.


Putty for Mac version 7.5 status update

We are now working on version 7.5 of Putty for Mac and have made some major progress the last month. We have added a installer so you can configure the install location, We now have Pterm included and working, We have fixed a large number of icon rendering bugs, cleaned up theme support, fixed a couple dynamic lib linking bugs, fixed a crash in Browse, fixed the SSH drop down menu, So SSH key authentication will once again be vastly improved over the current version. Version 7.5 should be released next month, until then here is some screenshots of our internal build.

Our PuTTY Installer


Pterm now runs


Putty Icons


Main Putty configuration window






If you would like to support our efforts please go to our online store located here and make a purchase.

Putty for Mac FAQ version 7

Here is a FAQ about Putty for Mac it should help answer the most common questions and support request.

(Q) What is Putty for Mac?
(A) Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available? The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software’s we can Use putty on Mac although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it’s widely available for Mac systems running OSX 10.11 or higher. Please see the FAQ entry about running Putty on OSX 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 below.

(Q) I get this error when installing ( Error : LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist ) is this a Putty error / bug?
(A) No, it’s a Mac OS X bug 🙂 See : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7270354?tstart=0

(Q) Can I install Putty on OSX 10.12 Sierra?
(A) YES! See :  http://osxdaily.com/2016/09/27/allow-apps-from-anywhere-macos-gatekeeper/

(Q) How do I expand the Putty window it is very small by default?

(A)  Unfortunately at this time, Putty for Mac does not support resizing an established connection.

What you can do is create another session for your application and set a custom Window size for it by changing the Columns and Rows and then save that for future usage of that application.

I know it is not optimal and hopefully we will be able to support resizing sometime in the future.

(Q) Can I install and run Putty on OSX 10.8.x, 10.9.x and 10.10.x or 10.13 High Sierra?
(A) YES! please see this post about PuTTY running on OS X 10.10 and this post about PuTTY running on 10.13 High Sierra.

Putty for Mac running on OSX 10.9.5

(Q) I downloaded and installed Putty but I get a security warning when trying to run it, what’s up?
(A) If you try to open an app that is not registered with Apple by an identified developer you get a warning dialog. This doesn’t necessarily mean that something’s wrong with the app. For example, some apps were written before developer ID registration began.

To override your security settings and open the app anyway:

  1. In the Finder, locate the app you want to open.
    Don’t use Launchpad to do this. Launchpad doesn’t allow you to access the shortcut menu.
  2. Press the Control key and click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu.
  3. Click Open.
    The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it just as you can any registered app.

Note:   Another way to grant an exception for a blocked app is to click the “Open Anyway” button on the Security pane of System Preferences. This button is available for about an hour after you try to open the app. To open this pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy.

Example Screenshots

Follow the above instructions and Putty should run as expected.

(Q)Where can I purchase Putty for Mac and how much does it cost?
(A) Putty for Mac cost just $15.00 and can be purchased here.