When comparing Xshell vs PromptPal, the Slant community recommends Xshell for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Xshell is ranked 8th while PromptPal is ranked 18th.
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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 Tabbed UI makes the user's life easier
You can have PromptPal open automatically with the same tabs as used in the most recent session, starting in the same directories.
Pro Multiple shells supported
PromptPal supports several shells (including Powershell) and it allows you to choose which shell to run through the preferences.
Pro Persistent, editable command history
You can mark most used commands in PromptPal as favourites.
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 free
Although there's a free trial available, PromptPal is not free to use.