Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Remote Terminal now free of charge

Starting today, Remote Terminal is free of charge.

The reason for this is twofold:

First, in the last 12 months I haven't had any time to improve the app and it doesn't feel right anymore to charge money for it, even if it was only roughly the equivalent of a glass of beer. There are many things that should still be improved, some bugs that should be fixed and additional features that everyone would benefit from.

Which brings me to the second point: to ensure the continued development of Remote Terminal I would like to try open-sourcing it. And, as I see it, it makes no sense to demand money for an Open-Source app.
I have always been a great fan of Open-Source software and appreciate the benefits that come with it. Now I really have to think this through before actually doing it, one obvious concern being that I don't want to open the door to numerous Remote Terminal clones in the Windows Store.
My guess is that a large part of the Remote Terminal users are developers, some of them may even have know-how in developing .NET Windows Store Apps. If anyone has any experience on how to deal with Open-Source apps or is interested in collaborating with me on improving Remote Terminal, I would be thrilled to hear from you in the comments or via e-mail.

Thanks to everyone who bought Remote Terminal in the past (and sorry if I made you angry by giving the app away for free after you paid for it)!


  1. I would like to assist with this project. I have some .NET experience, but I am just starting with Windows Store. How can I get started with the code?

    1. Before I release the code I still have to make some preparations, mostly add XML documentation comments. My current target for the release of the source code on GitHub is the end of May. Sorry for the delay!

    2. I would like to translate it to Brazilian Portuguese.

  2. Stefan, nice app. It works well on my surface.

    I just had a feature request:

    It would be great if you bundled powerline fonts with the app, or let the user select any font installed on the system.

    I need to use powerline fonts because I use [fish shell]( which supports [shell themes]( and provides a lot of info about a directory by using the special charachters in powerline fonts.


  3. Stephan, where is the code? On github?



  4. Hi,

    +1 to feature request of Micah Thomas.
    In particular I got used to Lucida Console font so it would be nice to allow user to select any font installed on the system.