CoolTerm is a serial port terminal application for those the need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc.
CoolTerm is portable and includes a built-in help file. We found it surprisingly easy to use. Most of what you need is available in large buttons, including Connect, Disconnect, Clear Data, View Hex, Options, and Help. These are also available in the navigation menu, including File, Edit, Connection, View, Windows, and Help. Once you have a serial port set up how you want it, you can save it, so you don't have to set it up all over again.
Capability of multiple concurrent connections if multiple serial ports are available.
Display of received data in plain text or hexadecimal format.
Sending data via keypresses and a "Send String" dialog supporting data entry in plain text or hexadecimal format.
Sending data via copy-paste of text into the terminal window.
Sending of text files.
Capability of capturing received data to text files.
Local echo of transmitted data.
Local echo of received data (loop back to the sender).
Hardware (CTS, DTR) and software flow control (XON).
Visual line status indicators.
Capability of manually toggling line states of certain handshaking signals when hardware flow control is disabled.
Configurable character and line delays.
Capability of saving and retrieving connection options.
and much more.
CoolTerm takes a geeky concept and makes it easy, even for novices.