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Using Arduino => Programming Questions => Topic started by: anders2009 on Jul 02, 2011, 10:32 pm

Title: Best serial terminal for MacOSX?
Post by: anders2009 on Jul 02, 2011, 10:32 pm
Hi,
this might be the wrong part of the forum as it is not directly related to programming, but maybe to the related topic "debugging". ;-)

Anyway, for debugging and serial interaction with the Arduino I have been using the "Serial Monitor" in the ArduinoIDE and sometimes the screen command, but I was wondering if there are better/alternative tools available.

I have been looking at the iSerialTerm (URL below), but before I buy, I would like to know what alternatives people are using on the Mac.

Any favorites out there?

iSerialTerm
http://jbnahan.fr/iserialterm/ (http://jbnahan.fr/iserialterm/)


Thanks!/Anders
Title: Re: Best serial terminal for MacOSX?
Post by: bubulindo on Jul 02, 2011, 11:46 pm
I use this one:

http://homepage.mac.com/chen/w7ay/Serial%20Tools/index.html

It's nice, it's free and you can change it as you please.

The serial terminal in the Arduino does have some interesting features that I use now and then. Actually they could make it a standalone program as I don't use the IDE at all.
Title: Re: Best serial terminal for MacOSX?
Post by: applefan1 on Jul 03, 2011, 12:37 am
CoolTerm is excellent. http:///CoolTerm/3000-2383_4-10915190.html
Title: Re: Best serial terminal for MacOSX?
Post by: anders2009 on Jul 03, 2011, 09:06 am
Two good tips, thanks!
Title: Re: Best serial terminal for MacOSX?
Post by: westfw on Jul 06, 2011, 06:44 am
I use "minicom" when I need to go a bit beyond the Serial Monitor.  It's by no means a wonderfully modern GUI Mac App (runs in a terminal window or xterm), but it's a unix standard and free...