I’ve been looking around recently for a nicer way to manage my Putty saved sessions – I’ve been getting involved with a much larger environment lately, and a giant list of names is less appealing. There are quite a lot of tools around that “wrap” Putty to add new features of various kinds, but they’re a bit clunky.
On the other hand, Kitty is a true fork of Putty, with some very cool extra features:
- Nested folders in the saved sessions
- Act as your local terminal for cygwin shells – no more DOS box
- Drag files straight onto the terminal to upload over PSCP
- Portable version with sessions saved to a file alongside the .exe
- Still talks with Pageant etc for SSH infrastructure
It’s early days so far, but I think it might be squish time for Putty.