Developer: Control Technologies Pty Ltd
Current Version: 1.3
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 2.6 MB - Download
Serial Tools is a set of serial port tools for OS X.
It includes a Terminal Emulator, a Protocol Analyzer and a serial port monitor to watch for connections and removals of serial ports.
Enabled close button (Red X) to terminate application.
Most Helpful Reviews
An excellent, simple tool - Should work with any terminal emulator, but I can attest it works well with the "Keyspan By Tripp Lite USA 28XG USB Twin Serial Adapter For Macs". This is a simple tool and perfect for the job. The screenshots attest to its ease of use. A "Local Echo" option has been added since, and it will solve the problem of duplicated characters (or the inverse - nothing appearing if the host does not echo what you type). A CR/LF option toggle has been added too. Well executed.
Doesn't work - I have a legacy device that runs at 4800 baud… In standard mode, characters echoed from my device do not show up… In RAW mode it appears the returned characters are 0x40 less than they should be… Not sure why… All I know is that this works on my Windows machine and not on my MAC.
More Reviews for Current Version
Crashes on disconnect - User Interface is flaky. App crashes on clicking [disconnect]. Very amateurish.
I love this tool. - This is a “must-have” app for developers who need to debug serial communications with external devices. My only complaint is that the 14400 bps baud rate is not supported. (In fact it would be an awesome feature to be able to enter an arbitrary baud rate as well!)
Works Great for EdgeRouter Serial Console under High Sierra - There are some over-priced software products out there for using your USB port to access the serial console on a Router, but this one was Free and does a very nice job. I had a new Router that needed to have new Firmware flashed before the web interface would be effective and I was able to connect to the Serial Console immediately after setting the proper speed setting in the software. (I used a US$10 cable from an online store.) I am very pleased with this products and after a day of extensive Connect, Disconnect, Exit, Launch, Connect, Disconnect (rince and repeat) I had no issues with this software at all. I’m really not sure what the source of the poor ratings is, but I had no such experience with a Late-2013 Mac Pro and an FTDI USB-RJ45 serial cable.
Crashes on port disconnect - This crashes when disconnecting from the serial port. Very unstable product. Needs to be updated.
Crash city - I’m using an ATEN USB-RS232 Adapter, and it shows up just fine. But the app crashes pretty much every time I click Disconnect. Support forum is DEAD. If the app worked, it seems like it’d be perfect. Only other terminal emulator for Mac is $20…. Time to bust out the Windows box... Running a MacBook Air with Sierra 10.12.5.