Similar in scope to BetterTelnet, above, MacTelnet is a re-working of the public NCSA Telnet code that was abandoned by NCSA some time ago. It's very much modernized, and it is fully scriptable, includes support for Mac OS X, and more; however, this software has had a history of being fairly buggy - something that presents a real issue in a work that should be transparent and reliable as a daily work tool. The features page details the many ways in which MacTelnet differs from the original NCSA version.
Version 3.0b1 - the final version for "Classic" Mac OS - included many new features and a several bug fixes, including the following:
As of November 2008, all development has shifted to the Mac OS X version, which is now labeled version 4. This version is available in "beta" form, and makes the following changes:
The latest beta (build 20100720) adds/changes the following:
The online release notes have much more detail about these enhancements.
"Very simple: too many type 1, 2, 3 and crash-indusing error to be relied upon. Look at, try, but don't use."
—SSgt. Daniel Howell
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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.
Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.
These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!