Developer: MWorks

Current Version: 5.3.3

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 1.4 MB - Download


JellyfiSSH is the leading bookmark manager for ssh connections on the Mac. It is used by thousands of Mac users daily all over the world, and has been around for over 15 years. It stores all the connection details and allows you to set terminal settings such as:

- Text and background colors
- Width and Height of the Terminal
- SSH ciphers (3DES no longer supported)
- Terminal type (ansi, vt52, vt100, vt102, xterm, xterm-256color etc)
- Shell
- Background png, jpg or pdf of the Terminal Window*
- Transparency*
- Tunnels settings
- Grouping
- Password (Keychain stored for servers issuing a password: prompt)
- Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13) compatible

*in legacy .term settings

JellyfiSSH makes all its connections through Apple's Terminal application or iTerm2 v3.x and is especially useful when you monitor and/or look after several web servers, file servers or any other device which you connect to via ssh or Telnet.

Once you have all your bookmarks loaded, you can quickly launch them through the JellyfiSSH dock icon or Menulet. Simply right-click (or control-click) on the JellyfiSSH dock icon and a bookmark list will show. Releasing on your desired bookmark will launch that bookmark into Terminal. There is also a JellyfiSSH menulet giving single click access to your bookmarks from the top menubar.

With .term settings support, the ability to set a background image per bookmark setting is very useful if you are connecting to several servers at the same time - it allows you to visually distinguish one from the other easily. You can create your own custom backgrounds for each terminal session.

JellyfiSSH also provides a simple interface for setting up tunnels allowing you to access resources on a remote system through the ssh port. Each bookmark can have several tunnels defined.

The preferences for JellyfiSSH let you set a default bookmark on launch and the debug level of your ssh connection for troubleshooting purposes. There are also preferences for using the Terminal Default settings for those who need certain emulation types. You can also turn off the main window on launch and use the Menulet for all your terminal launches.

There is also the ability to backup and restore your bookmarks for safe keeping, transfer them to a colleague or another computer you use.

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Release Notes:

- Bug fixes for windows creation


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 5.0
Review by wonslung

JellyFiSSH is great - I don't know why people are leaving 2 star reviews...this program is great. It does exactly what it is designed to do. It's an ssh bookmark program. The power of it, for me, is the abiltiy to create multiple groups of ssh bookmarks, and set each one with different text and color settings. If you are like me, and have multiple ssh servers this can be a HUGE help. The closest thing to this in the linux world is gnome-ssh-menu but JellyFiSSH does it better. One other thing i think people may be missing, if you right click the dock icon, you can bring up a "stack" of all your groups and bookmarks. This makes for very effecient quick launching. I for one am VERY satisfied with this piece of software and would recommend it to anyone who logs into mulitple ssh servers. Also, one other thing. If you're looking for a way to log in without passwords, use the terminals own ssh-keygen. This will allow you to create a key for your user. After that, copy this key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the server you wish to log into. Now you will never need a password to log in.

Found helpful by 7 out of 11 people
Version 5.0
Review by PezGodTX

Does not run under Lion - Just download this from app store because version 4.5.2 (previously free) was no longer running in Lion. However, after downloading, not only does it not run but it blew away the over 50 bookmarks that I had setup in the previous version. Please fix this or I just wasted $4

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people