When comparing Xshell 6 vs Sollar PuTTY, the Slant community recommends Xshell 6 for most people. In the question“What are the best SSH clients for Windows?” Xshell 6 is ranked 12th while Sollar PuTTY is ranked 18th.
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Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
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 Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Can use any system font
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Color coded host
Host connections can be assigned a color, so you quickly discern them in the host list and in the connection tabs.
Pro Provides significant expansion of PuTTY capabilities for free
In additional to regular PuTTY features you get multi-tab interface, auto-login, quick access to recent sessions, integration of Windows Search, and other useful features.
Pro Allows storage of login credentials
Sollar Putty creates an encrypted local file where you can store the login details for your devices.
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 X11 not supported
Con No public download
They require your personal data and a working email before you can get the program. Not a great way to spread your allegedly "free" tool.