The missing ssh tunnel manager, compatible with OpenSSH, automatic and intuitive. Don't waste your time; be productive.

## Features

OpenSSH Compatible
• Everything in OpenSSH, local / remote / dynamic port forwarding types, agent forwarding, certificates, proxy jump, etc.
• Can read your existing `ssh_config` file as the source of advanced options, especially helpful for experienced users.
• Can work with GnuPG agent, YubiKey, Authy and Google Authenticator.

Keychain Integration
• Tightly integrated with macOS Keychain, don't have to enter passwords or passphrases repeatedly.
• It's totally optionally, you can opt-in or opt-out at any time.

Advanced Options Editor
• A handy way to tune per-host advanced options.
• For every ssh directives, there is a contextual help provides immediate information, no more googling.

Automatic Reconnect
• Always tries to restore your connections after network failure or waking up from sleep.
• Tunnels can be set to connect on app startup.

Menubar Icon
• Control and monitor tunnels without switching out your current working window.

• Use tags to organize your hundreds or thousands of tunnels.
• Tag your tunnel by a simple drag & drop actions.

Premium Features
• Unlimited number of connections
• Importing and exporting
• Sync hosts and tags between all of your Mac computers
• Scriptable (automation with AppleScript and Automator)
• Prioritized customer support

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## Premium License

We offered optional in-app purchases for premium features. Price may vary by location:

- USD 9.99 for 1-Year License
- USD 29.99 for 4-Year License (save 25%)


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What’s New

Version 1.8

This update focuses on interoperability, Core Tunnel can now launch and open a Core Shell window by clicking "Open Shell" button, without creating a host profile in Core Shell up front.

### Added
- New button for opening a Core Shell window using tunnel's configuration

### Changed
- SSH: update the codebase of embedded OpenSSH from version 7.9 to 8.0

### Fixed
- Some part of quick help are not clear in Dark mode
- Fixed some bugs may potentially lead crashes

Ratings and Reviews

scottjl ,

Decent tunnel manager

Let's be honest here, managing ssh tunnels isn't going to be sexy in the slightest, but this application at least gives you one place to do so with a nice graphical interface. You don't have to spend time looking up arcane options to add to a ssh config file, everything is right here along with some basic help. You can easily control groups of tunnels from a nice menu bar icon. Yes, there are other, and free, ways to accomplish the same thing, but you'll spend more time setting them up and more time managing them.

Thoughtfully the developer allows you to try out the application with a single connection. Documentation is lacking, but if you go to HELP > FAQ you'll find some clear explanations of what your connection options are and how to set them up.

Overall, if you have a need for this type of application, I'd say this is worth your money. Go for the "Lifetime" option, as long as the developer doesn't yank support within 3 years it will be the best value.

Developer Response ,

Scott, thank you very much for writing the review! Yang at Codinn

Kungfupanda1 ,

Great Tool

Compared with SSH Tunnel I’m seeing a greater amount of diagnostic info available at a glance for connections.

I have it configured to jump through a bastion server to my target MSSQL db with no issues.

Great product and signed up for Pro lifetime account after using for a few hours. I’m sure I could do the same via cli and some bash scripting but don’t really want to invest the time for every additional connection I need to make. For me this is a time saver.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for writing the review! It's really great to know Core Tunnel saves your valuable time :-D

Yang at Codinn

baohx2000 ,

Best tunnel app

I’ve tried quite a few SSH tunnel apps, and this one (and its predecessor SSH Tunnel) are the most intuitive to use and least bug-prone.
Only thing keeping it from 5 stars at the moment is you have to manually re-install an external library (which I assume they can’t bundle for some legal reason) every time the app is updated. It’s a known issue and will hopefully streamline that bit in the future.

Developer Response ,

Hi baohx2000,

As of version 1.2, the external library needs to be installed only once, as long as Core Tunnel does not ask for an updated library.

Thank you so much for writing the review!

Yang at Codinn


Codinn Technologies Co., Ltd.
15.4 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium (1-Year) $9.99
  2. Premium (3-Year) $29.99
  3. Premium (Lifetime) $99.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.