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This is the Legacy version of Blink Shell. Download the new free version Blink Shell instead from https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1594898306. 
Current users are grandfathered to keep receiving updates and new features. We are keeping this version alive to ensure a smooth transition.
Thanks for understanding.
We had no choice. We had to build Blink or we were going to jump out the window in frustration over the tools we were using. We started by analyzing what the must-haves were and we ended up grounding Blink on these four concepts:
• Fast rendering: dmesg in your Unix server should be instantaneous. We can't wait even a second to render. We didn't need to reinvent the wheel to make this happen. We simply used Chromium's HTerm to ensure that rendering is perfect and fast, even with those special, tricky encodings.
• Always on: Mosh transcends SSH's variability. Mosh overcomes the unstable and intermittent connectivity that we all associate with mobile connections. You can check your Safari without fear of having to restart the SSH connection. You can flawlessly jump from home, to the train, and then the office thanks to Mosh. Blink is rock-solid connected all the way. Mosh is readily available and can be easily installed on your server. Go to https://mosh.mit.edu.
• Best Keyboard Support: Blink embraces Bluetooth-coupled keyboards with gusto. Some like Caps as Esc on Vim, others Caps as Ctrl on Emacs. Blink champions them all. During your always-on sessions, you're in your zone.
• Custom Fonts and Themes: We know how important it is to have your terminal, your way. That's why we include a selection of fonts and themes, including Powerline variants. And if that isn't enough, you can create and add your own.
But, Blink is much more. Please read on.
• You should command your terminal, not navigate it. Blink will jump you right into a friendly shell and it'll be clear to you how to roll.
• The interface is straightforward. We dumped all menus and went full screen for your terminal. Use swipe to move between your open connections, slide down to close them, and even pinch to zoom!
• Configure your Blink connections by adding your own Hosts and PKI keys. Synchronise with iCloud. Everything will look familiar and you get to work, fast!
- We've incorporated SplitView and multiple windows, for those necessary Google searches and chats with coworkers.
Blink is open source software. Participate in our community, and don’t forget to leave us your feedback and your feature(s) requests. Enjoy!

Neue Funktionen von Version 14.0.11

- Deadline to be grandfathered in the new version: April 15th



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86 Bewertungen


Subscriptions ....

The problem I got with subscription is that it's a subscription. Then rather introduce that people will have to pay a licensce fee for each update, then if people want the new version they will have to pay up.
The "Upgrade is free for you" is false advertisment, yes the upgrade is free, but hey you'll now have to subscribe to get all the functionality ... hummm.

Great work!

Version 13.4
Blink is a terminal emulator with great design considerations.
1. Simple and elegant UI with hardware keyboard in mind
2. Easy to use text selection function with magic keyboard
3. Great mosh support
4. Extended support of keyboard remapping (I need it to remap the § key to ESC on my magic keyboard with english keyboard layout, so I have easy access to ESC in vim)
Thanks for the effort!

Exzellentes Terminal mit SSH und Mosh

Version 10.0
Ich könnte nicht zufriedener sein. Seit jetzt über 2 Jahren bin ich glücklicher Nutzer und freue mich über den sehr aktiven Support und das Momentum der Weiterentwicklung. GitHub Issues werden wahrgenommen und bearbeitet. Und die neue Möglichkeit zum Editieren von Dateien (einschließlich des Hostfiles) ist klasse. Sollte es irgendwann ein Major Relase geben dass wieder kostenpflichtig ist, werde ich gerne dafür bezahlen.

Ein Absolutes muss für das IPad

Version 13.5.14
Ich finde die App wirklich klasse und hilft mir, wenn ich unterwegs bin und z.b eine SSH Session auf meine Server brauche. Wirklich zuverlässig und genau das, was ich lange gesucht habe.
Es wird direkt beim öffnen der App klar, dass ein Konzept dahinter steckt welches mir sehr gefällt. Der Preis ist absolut gerechtfertigt. Hatte viele Apps für SSH, SFTP Session, aber ich bin nicht so der Abo Freund.
Kann die weiterempfehlen. Mittlerweile jeden Tag im gebrauch.

Beste SSH App

Version 13.5.1
Beste App für alle die SSH/Mosh viel oder beruflich nutzen. Mit der Files.app Integration ist nun auch mein letztes Wunschfeature durch einfache Dateiverwaltung zwischen iOS und Servern implementiert und ich benötige keine andere App mehr. Damit kann ich Blink absolut uneingeschränkt empfehlen!

Limited IPv6 capabilities

Version 13.5.12
Development seems not to be interested to implement full IPv6 connectivity and capable tools.

Naming keys breaks SSH

Version 11.0
Naming the SSH key differently breaks it. I needed to debug the SSH connection to identify what the issue is.

Täglich in Gebrauch - Funktioniert einwandfrei

Version 14.0.3
Die Mosh-Verbindungen zu meinen Servern (Debian und macOS) funktionieren über etliche Tage hinweg bestens. Nach Jahren vom nervigen sich ständig neu anmelden müssen, ist mosh mit blink wie eine warme Sauna im Winter - Jemand schrieb hier wegen der kleinen Pfeiltasten: Das stört auch mich. Vielleicht gibt es da noch eine alternative Umsetzung, z.B. alle 4 Buttons deutlich größer und einfach nebeneinander... Der Preis hat mich am Anfang was abgeschreckt, aber blink ist aus meiner Sicht wirklich sein Geld wert... :-)

Very useful app!

Version 13.0
Excellent app!
I would like to suggest the following improvements:
- PLEASE: provide bigger navigation keys - they are WAY TO SMALL for my pointing finger and I generate lots of wrong, frustrating key codes during a session
- PLEASE: implement smart swipe gestures (up, down, right, left) on left/right half of screen to enable faster navigation within terminals
- consider to implement user-customizable keys above standard virtual keyboard
Thanks in advance!

Much worse than free alternatives!

Version 13.5
This app is 20£+ and it is so simple. All they’ve added is single line command description for all basic commands.
But if you really use shells you don’t need to know what ls or cat does. It DOES NOT provide documentation for arguments like fish shell (not the app).
SSH and MoSH doesn’t work with key authentication. I used the same keys on PC and Terminus (my preferred iOS emulator; which is free and better in all ways). It doesn’t work with it.
You can run basic commands locally but that’s is not the use case as why would you want to run shell on such small screen other than remoteing to somewhere better.
Just use Terminus (I’m just a happy user, not working for them) to remote to your servers using SSH or MoSH. You can also have multiple connections to one or many servers from it. You cannot from this app.

Must have tool

Version 5.028

Das beworbene "Always On" funktioniert nicht

Version 13.3
(auf iOS 13.1). Im Split Screen un bei mehreren Sessions friert die weiteren Seiten ein. Insgesamt ziemlich krampfig, wenn man dann ständig die App abschiessen muss und zu der Stelle, an der man gearbeitet hat, zurückkehren muss. Von "enterprise level" weit entfernt.

Not so bad

Version 12.8
but for a very good app, one or the other feature is missing.
For example I miss the possibility to use webdav instead of iCloud to synchronize the settings. This would put you in the position to stay in control of your data.
Furthermore I miss (or I did not find) the function to create global scripts which I can execute on remote servers at any time.
Therefore I have not assigned 5 stars

Super SSH client der aktiv entwickelt wird

Version 13.2.1
Der SSH Client ist super, der Mosh Support extrem nützlich. Ein Bug bzgl. Copy&Paste wurde relativ zügig gefixed.
Kleine Unschönheit: mit meinen großen Fingern tue ich mir mit manchen Tasten schwerer, z.B. die Pfeiltasten.

Ich habe ein Terminal

Version 12.10
Das beste oder nichts! Hoffentlich werden wir bei dem Preis immer wieder Updates bekommen

The Terminal APP for iOS

Version 14.0.10
Thank you so much
Finally a non nonsense Terminal Application that you can use for real work.
No useless subscription model or stupid „add a host here“ button to connect.
Just give me a Terrminal with „ssh user@host“ and I am happy.
Really worth the money!

Wunderbar !!!

Version 13.5.6
Startet mit einer Shell und bietet alles was gebraucht wird. Definitiv ist der Preis gerechtfertigt :)

Timeout, or simply doesn’t connect

Jeff Stahlnecker
Version 2.0
Blink worked for about a day. Now it either has a timeout on any connection, or just returns without any action or error. I really wanted to like this. Termius free version works flawlessly on all connections I tested with Blink. If Blink fixes the problem and starts working again then I’ll update my review.

Das beste ist der erste Screen der app

Version 13.1
Im Ernst, ich habe Blink seit 2 Minuten und das beste, was die App hat, kommt direkt zuerst.
Sie startet mit der Kommandozeile! Das ist das beste Konzept für solch eine App! Da wusste einer genau, was richtig ist! Und man kann links und rechts zwischen den verschiedenen Terminals wischen!
Und es gibt ein WWDC16 Theme!!!
Ok, jetzt probiere ich mal die App weiter aus. Das waren die Impressionen der ersten 2 Minuten! 22€ sind ihr Geld wert. Ihr werdet es beim ersten Screen der App merken! Kein Onboarding, kein Datenschutz gedönst, kein Launchscreen!

Almost perfect

Ralf Krause
Version 13.5.11
Over the years I‘ve tried several SSH clients for iOS devices.
Blink is definitely the best one.
What I like most is that blink doesn‘t waste space on the screen for other things. I get a full screen terminal screen. Well done.
I‘m using vi on Linux very often and that‘s the reason why I‘m missing the ESC key under iOS.
That there is no ESC key under iOS is of course not a problem of the developers of blink.
I guess with different keyboard layouts there are keys which no one needs or using extremely seldom.
On my German keyboard it‘s this one: °
One feature which I would love to have is that I can define the key or combination of keys which is used as ESC key by myself.
So if would be happy if I would be able to define that key in combination with another one that would be perfect.
That’s the only reason why you don‘t get 5 stars. You will get them if that feature is integrated.
I guess other users would like to see that feature integrated as well.


Nico Duv
Version 9.014
« Le prix s’oublie mais la qualité reste. »

1 star till no ignore option for “ssh host key changed” is being fixed

Recently doing setus with changing host keys. On a Unix system I easily could delete the known host line. But not so here.
How can I connect to a host which’s sah key has changed? Please tell me or fix this bug and I’ll update the rating. Thank you.

great way to merge usability for shells and mobility

Blink is a great solution for mobile usage of different shells – especially that it supports mosh besides ssh sessions makes my tool for shell.
The usability – i.e. to use the command `config` within the primary opening shell for configuring the app itself – is another way to addict shell enthusiasts =)
I‘m loving this app for being mobile with my shell(s) =D

Rock solid connection, no more disturbances

I love it! I’m far from being an routined command line pro and I probably use only a small subset of the functionality provided by Blink, but I started developing my static Hugo sites via iPad on my Linode to be more flexible while traveling. And Blink was with the persistent mosh shell the missing link.
Not only won't I get hassled anymore with the 10 minute over notifications from Prompt, which have been hugely distracting, but also the typing of commands is much more real-time without the delays.
So all together a great win in the tool chain, to not worry anymore about the connection to the server while I’m either in Textastic or working on images or ... get distracted by anything else. Which brings the iPad much closer to being a great development environment from the table setup with Bluetooth keyboard to cuddled up on the couch or being jammed in on the train. Thanks to the developers!!!


I've been using two or three different SSH apps in the past, mostly for emergencies and smaller sysadmin tasks. But when I tried to do more extensive dev & ops work for a new client, all of them turned out to be slightly buggy/annoying in one way or another.
Then, Blink finally turned my iPad into a proper laptop replacement suitable for all-day work! The mosh protocol is already brilliant by itself, but it's Blink's flawless terminal emulator and well-designed interface that makes it so easy (and so much fun) to work with. I'm now using my iPad even when I'm on-site with access to one of my client's desktop workstations!
Sometimes I'm sad that Blink/mosh doesn't support agent or port forwarding, but so far I've always found acceptable workarounds and I wouldn't want to trade Blink for anything else anymore!
Thanks for making this great app!

No ed25519 keys supported, unable to connect.

Trying to connect to my server I was unable to add my ssh key. Without a conclusive error message I had to consult the internet to find out that ed25519 keys are not supported. This huge limitation makes the app completely unusable for me. It should be clearly mentioned in the app description of this rather expensive app.


I had been waiting for this.


Maze K.
Mosh via Blink and uberspace.de is perfect team! Connections to my shell survive any mobile connection losses.
I love blink. Though I could compile my own version I was more than happy to pay 20€ to honor all the work you guys put into this sleek terminal! Rock on!

i love it

So far it's just worked. No gui crap and impressively fast. I also love the font scaling. Great tool.