Parley is a simple serial communication tool allowing you to easily talk to various serial devices like Arduinos and Xbees.

* Save session documents for easy access to a serial device
* Ability to auto-append newlines/returns to outgoing messages
* Export serial output to file
* Communicate with multiple devices at once
* Change text style of output & input echoing

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

* Fixes sessions saving without proper file extension
* Fixes Parley failing to open its session documents
* Fixes issues with help submission window
* Fixes device menus not updating properly

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

edenwaith ,

Great little app

This is definitely a niche app, but if you need to communicate through a serial port, this app is wonderful. I had tried some older apps in the past, which either were no longer being developed or had some irritating quirks.

After using Parley for several days, there were a couple of feature requests I had. I e-mailed the developer, who quickly responded within minutes. To my pleasant surprise, the two feature requests already were in the app.

Parley is a small and beautiful app that is a gem for the Mac community.

f0x1ns0x ,

Excellent no-frills tool

I was using a free tool that did the job but sucked (crashes, restarts necessary, etc). Then I switched to this tool and my life is good again. It’s totally worth it.

I have one feature request, it would be nice to pipe the output to a file in real time (for logging/analytical purposes). I am using this tool to log numbers coming out of a micro controller, and would like to graph themin real time.

Thinking review ,

Well Done

Seldom do I see a job done well. Parley is such a piece of work. Clean, simple, no kitchen sink included -- thanks, Buttered Cat Software!

I use this to send data from an Arduino to my Mac eliminating the need for use of the Arduino memory for collecting data. Let the data be where the horsepower is to analyze it.

App Privacy

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