When comparing Xshell 6 vs Terminus, the Slant community recommends Xshell 6 for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Xshell 6 is ranked 8th while Terminus is ranked 10th.
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Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Great option for enterprises
Xshell 6 caters to enterprises with features such as multi-tab UI, dynamic port forwarding, scripting support, support for ASCII as well as non-ASCII characters, etc.
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 It's open source
This helps the community to move software forward and to make it even better.
Pro It comes with plugins
A lot of things can be easily configured, e.g. color theme, size, window frame behavior, tab location, cursor style, hotkeys, etc.
Pro It looks just beautiful
Pro Is cross-platform
Even the question was "...for Windows", it's nice if you can use your tools over different platforms.
Pro Integrated GitBash, Cmd, PowerShell
Pro Under active development
Hyper development has basically stalled out.
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
It's huge. The amount of resources it consumes is not justifiable.
Con Slow with input lag
Sadly, Electron strikes again. The input lag is noticeable and annoying. Startup also takes like 2 seconds or more (On an i7 from 2016 with SSD).