La Terminal - SSH Client 4+

SFTP, Files and Server Monitor

Xibbon, Inc

    • 4.6 • 47 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to La Terminal, your spicy new ssh command center.

More than just a simple command-line shell, La Terminal provides a fully-native, first-class touch experience for command-line hackers on iPhone and iPad.

Built on Open Source:
From the original developer of Midnight Commander, the open source visual file manager for Linux, La Terminal provides a comprehensive Xterm/DEC VT terminal emulator experience based on the popular open source SwiftTerm library with powerful client amenities for serious command-line aficionados.

Command Search:
Use Command Search to quickly find the command you are looking for. Search your own command history and our comprehensive workflow gallery to find and execute commands. Create and edit your own workflows for a variety of tasks, including running frequently used commands, automating a series of commands, or just tracking down a complex command that might be difficult to recall.

AI-powered assistant:
Get help writing Linux, Mac, or Windows terminal commands using plain English, such as “extract the name property inside the article element from a json file” or “list the most CPU consuming Kubernetes pods”.

Eye candy:
La Terminal sports a fully themeable experience accented with beautifully captivating live-effect backgrounds powered by Metal Performance Shaders.

Secure Enclave:
Your private keys are stored in the secure enclave so your private key can never be found in plain text.

Powerful status visualizations:
La Terminal’s resource monitoring tools put powerful CPU and memory use visualizations, as well as a native process explorer, right at your fingertips. Resource monitoring visualizations are accessible from the top of any connected terminal, and process explorer tools provide multiple views into CPU, memory, and disk utilization. Thumbnail snapshots show previews of connected hosts along with system load over time in the active Terminals view. Network monitoring plots data traffic on a world map to help you understand the sources and targets of connections to and from your connected hosts.

iCloud for everyone:
La Terminal makes it easy to switch between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac by syncing your settings and keys over iCloud - like magic!

Host platform aware:
Whether you’re managing a dozen Linux VMs on AWS or Azure, logging into zsh on your Mac desktop, or configuring your latest IoT Raspberry Pi project via bash, provides the most productive experience possible on a mobile device. La Terminal is even Windows-aware to ensure PowerShell power users can enjoy a delightful ssh experience, too.

International support:
La Terminal delivers extensive support for international terminals, including rendering internationalized output as well as support for internationalized input methods from native iOS dictation and international keyboards.

La Terminal Pro features
- Complete SFTP File Manager
- Upload, download and navigate remote filesystems with our native SFTP client.
- Files can be uploaded or downloaded to the Local device to be accessed through the native iOS Files App, or can be copied between remote hosts.
- Files app support
- Access files on any configured La Terminal host using Apple’s Files app and other native iPhone and iPad apps that have File Provider support
- SSH Agent Forwarding
- Use keys configured locally in La Terminal to seamlessly authorize connections when you SSH from one remote host to another.
- All Live Backgrounds
- Choose from our complete library of GPU-accelerated Live Backgrounds to fully customize your command-line experience.

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What’s New

Version 1.8.3

Command Search - Quickly find the right command. We have supercharged La Terminal’s Snippets and AI Suggestions with a new Command Search feature. Search your own command history and our comprehensive Workflow gallery, or simply describe the command you want to execute in plain English to have AI suggest a command for you.

This release includes additional fixes for some crash reports.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

vcsjones ,

Best iOS and iPadOS Terminal Client

It's a Terminal client that works. I feel like most terminal apps are "90% complete" but this one definitely has me feeling like this is a full featured app.

The monitoring is neat, though I wish it had some level of customization like excluding or hiding some mount points that I don't care about.

I am an AI skeptic but I don't deny the fact that it is very good at helping me get over some bash syntax hurdles quickly. I don't use it a ton, but it's thoughtfully added and if you don't care about it, it doesn't get in the way.

I'm super happy with this app!

j.galxav ,

Great terminal experience on iOS

This app pushes the limits of the terminal experience on iOS. Thank you for making such a great app!

chey0298 ,


so far im confused and trying to figure it out, I don’t know a single thing about coding lol but i LOVE the live bsckgrounds so cutee

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