PockeTTY® turns your Windows CE (PocketPC or Smartphone) device into a portable terminal emulator. Use it to remotely administer your home Linux machine, check your e-mail at work, or test hardware through a direct connection. PockeTTY offers four kinds of connections:
- SSH - Log into a remote machine through a secure connection without worrying about someone grabbing your password. Or keep your password really safe by authenticating with a certificate instead. Provides SSH1 and SSH2 support (with basic SCP for file transfers), a variety of encryption methods and MAC's, and the ability to forward ports.
- SSL - Connect directly to an SSL-encrypted service, or proxy it through PockeTTY to an application which is not SSL-aware. Great for checking the status of SSL-based web servers, using SSL-encrypted Telnet services, or continuing to use a legacy application that doesn't understand what SSL is.
- Telnet - Easily connect to most any remote host in a flash! This unencrypted connection method is not recommended for login sessions, but for checking on your webserver it may be just what you need. If you need secure Telnet you can easily tunnel through SSL (we love security!).
- Serial - Connect directly to your IR port, configure your network gear, anything that can be reached through a serial line. A real treat for you hardcore geeky types!
If you aren't sure which processor type to choose, then see our download answers page.
To download PockeTTY for your machine, follow our easy four-step process:
PockeTTY is $19.95 shareware. The unregistered version will allow you to use all of its features, but will only allow you to connect for five minutes at a time. Just cancel out of the registration dialog if you see one. Once you purchase and enter a registration code this restriction is lifted.
NOTE: DO NOT BUY A REGISTRATION CODE unless you have already gotten PockeTTY working on your computer. All of our software is shareware, which means that you should "try before you buy." Free trial versions are available in the Download Now section of this page.
Once you have PockeTTY installed and working properly, click below to add PockeTTY registration code to your shopping cart. (You can always remove it later.)
If you have a PockeTTY 2.10 (or earlier) registration code and would like to upgrade to PockeTTY 3.x you must purchase a $5 upgrade from our storefront.
The following are known bugs in the current version, which should be fixed in an upcoming release.
- Some combo boxes on some smartphones may not pop up entirely. You can still change the selection, but you can't see what you're doing until you've done it. We expect to fix these controls in a future release.
- PockeTTY 3.04 may unexpectedly quit on some devices. If you experience this please contact us.
3.04: (Released 1/3/2008)
- The Keys menu that was missing on some older platforms is back.
- Exporting host keys from the Host Key Manager has been fixed.
- Compressed the ARM binaries to make them (much!) smaller.
- For Serial or Telnet connections where you want your Enter key to send CRLF instead of just CR, you can now put "crlfmode: 1" in a saved session file. Note that there's no corresponding preference in PockeTTY, so this is the only way to turn this feature on (for now).
- Did some internal restructuring of the code to enable development of a better interface. Watch this space!
3.02: (Released 10/17/2007)
- Added a global option to not look for extra flash cards. Unfortunately, network shares are seen as flash cards, which means that PockeTTY may take a long time looking for saved session settings on network shares. This option should avoid that behavior (at the expense of not looking at flash cards).
- Fixed xmodem uploads, which skipped the first 128-byte block of data.
- Added Squid proxy support (to proxy, for example, SSH tunnels over Squid).
- Improved telnet echo negotiation (works around an AIX interaction problem, our fault).
- Some devices don't like the new multi-threaded (faster) DNS lookups in PockeTTY 3; added a global option to disable async DNS lookups.
- PockeTTY can now check for updates automatically.
- Some minor Smartphone GUI tweaks.
3.0: (Released 8/26/2007)
- Initial release of PockeTTY 3. Added support for WM6 and Smartphones; added a few features specific to those devices, like Fit To Screen and IME keyboard input; made a few performance improvements; did a bunch of minor bug fixes and internal architectural renovation.
PockeTTY® is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.