When comparing Xshell vs SuperPuTTY, the Slant community recommends Xshell for most people. In the question“What are the best SSH clients for Windows?” Xshell is ranked 5th while SuperPuTTY is ranked 10th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Can use any system font
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Easy shortcut-driven navigation
By setting up certain shortcuts you can quickly bring up your sessions, select one by typing out the first letters, return-selecting it and cycle through your tabs.
Pro Customizable UI to allow for maximum net screen size up to fullscreen
Pro PuTTY configuration reachable and adjustable
Since it uses PuTTY underneath you can create and configure profiles/sessions there which you can reuse in SuperPuTTY and apply to connection in any fashion you like.
Pro Split-Screen 1-to-Many Tabs Horizontally/Vertically
Dynamic placement of tabs side-by-side vertically or horizontally (similar to IDEs like Eclipse/Visual Studio).
Allows for multiple tabs.
Pro Open source
Open source and hosted on Github.
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