July 4, 2016

SSH Client for Windows

Poderosa is…

In 2005, adoption of MITOU project (Japanese government choose ambitious project from the public). But after ten years from then, in 2016, it realized complete renewal, major version became 5. Although Poderosa is not open source but proprietary software, you can indefinitely use it as free trial.
Shell is old but superior interface for talk between engineers and computers, if aim to charm engineers by shell is thought, it’s never a withering field. Although it’s not easy to establish all of easy using, rich functions, stylish UI, support of various OS and platform, new Poderosa is aiming for world number one shell operation environment.

We are sure that era in which cloud and IoT explosively develop continues so long. Engineers who construct and maintain various systems which use them should use shell via SSH. We provide engineers who love CUI splendid tool for it.


(1) Splitting Screen and Tab

We adopt screen split and tab-shape UI which was popular since old Poderosa as it is. Let’s construct shell life in which you use connection to more than one host properly, edit the configuration file with seeing log, and so on.

(2) Caret and Animation

Flashing quadrangle is normal as caret of terminal, but in new Poderosa, you can use these carets with animation. Because it’s possible to make setting differ in each connection, you can change mood in staging/development environment and production environment.

(3) Effect of That Movie, Too

Although it’s a joke, there is an option to copy opening of that famous movie! Especially, it’s recommended when log is run by tail -f !
Off course, we aren’t only playing around, as a terminal, this has enough necessary functions.


Poderosa Terminal 5 for .NET 4.0 Recommended for Windows 8/10
Poderosa Terminal 5 for .NET 3.5 Recommended for Windows 7
Poderosa Terminal 5 Portable Simple zip package. Suitable for carrying in USB memory.

*1 There is no function difference in each package, but .NET4 ver. has better performance and look.
*2 You can use .NET4 Poderosa if you install .NET4.0.
*3 We expect .NET3.5 can work on Windows Vista, but has not been validated and is not guaranteed. Also we are not supporting WindowsXP.

Purchasing Informaiton

Purchasing License

Although without license purchase, you can use almost all functions permanently, if you continue using, please purchase license.

User Support

As for basic usage and meanings of setting items, please refer to each article in manual.
And if it’s not solved, as for user support, please inquire using feedback tool of Poderosa body, we will answer.
Also, you can inquire by e-mail:poderosa_at_lagarto.co.jp(Please convert “_at_” to “@”),and Twitter @Poderosa_EN .
On top of that, if inquiries are too many, users who purchased license are given priority.

Future Schedule

  • Spring of 2017: Release Mac OS X version.
  • 2018: Release for some HMD environment.

In future, what to be given priority is fluid. We will rearrange our plans actively. Don’t miss it.