When comparing Xshell vs WinSSHTerm, the Slant community recommends Xshell for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Xshell is ranked 6th while WinSSHTerm is ranked 15th.
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Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Can use any system font
WinSSHTerm is free for anyone to use.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts are especially valuable for professionals.
Pro Supports X Server
There is easy, automatic integration with X Server and starts/stops can take place with the launch/exit of WinSSHTerm.
Pro Supports file transfer
The user can start a WinSCP session inside WinSSHTerm, without the need to duplicate the session in WinSCP.
Pro Highly portable
The user can run WinSSHTerm from a USB drive on different computers.
Pro Ready for production use
There are no annoying bugs in WinSSHTerm. Navigation tools and keyboard shortcuts are a great time saver, especially if you have to manage multiple connections.
Con Not free
The subscription costs $89 per year.
Con No stable portable version
Any portable version present is wrapper. It moves files from portable folder to appdata and backward, which often cause dataloss
Con Not a true terminal emulator
It's a PuTTY interface and it's mostly used to access remote machines through ssh, so it may not be very suitable for working on a local machine.