Carnation Software

MacWise Version 12
Purchased via Apple Store

Terminal Emulation for Mac OS X

Compatible with Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion
and Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3 or later
App Store Version for Intel Macs
For personal (non-commercial) use only
Requires Mac OS 10.6.6 though 10.10 or 10.12.3


Note: This app store version 12 cannot be upgraded through the Apple Store due to Apple's sandbox restrictions. Upgrades to a newer compatible version can be purchased from Carnation Software here

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Terminal Emulation

MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. Supports ANSI and SCO ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode.

MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal – connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet with telnet or ssh secure shell. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function keys, connection scripts and more. Works with desktop Macs and MacBooks.


1. Built-in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
4. Kermit
5. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor
6. Also communicates directly with the Mac Unix Shell
7. Special iPhone sized window for use with third-party VNC software.

Scroll Back

You can scroll back to the past 40 pages of data. MacWise remembers the last 40 pages that appear on your screen, regardless of whether the data has scrolled across the screen or the screen has cleared. Video attributes such as inverse and underline are also saved, including colors. This means that you can use the scroll bar to scroll back to previous screens to look at the data or print a scrolled-back page or copy a selection into the clipboard.

AppleScript Support

MacWise supports AppleScript commands. Many functions of MacWise can be controlled by a script (such as transferring data to and from the host, sending commands to the host and messages to the MacWise user). Scripts compiled as applications can be run from "Run AppleScript" under the Special Menu. For instance, you can write a script to transfer data from the host to a file on your Macintosh and then tell another application to open that file.

File Transfers



Other Features
  • Multiple-session support for up to ten windows simultaneously.
    The user can connect to several different hosts, or run multiple sessions simultaneously with one host.
  • Transparent windows. Transparency is adjustable by the user.
  • On-screen text can be copied into the clipboard as an object or as editable text.
  • Clipboard can be pasted back to the host computer.
  • Programmable function keys.
  • Large font option for easier reading.
  • Host menu item selection by mouse-click on screen
  • Connection scripts automate the login process.
  • Page forward/back capability
  • Supports ANSI color and Wyse 370 Esprit Color.
  • Capture text and save to a file.
  • Send a text file to the host.
  • FTP and Kermit file transfers.
  • Secure settings for company managers to prevent users from making changes.
  • A separate telnet tool is no longer required. MacWise version 12 has telnet built in.
  • AppleScript support - over thirty AppleScript commands available to use.
  • Wyse keys programmable by the host or user.
  • Localized for English and French Menus
  • Slave (Aux) printing prints host data to your Mac printer
  • Screen saves and restores using protocols for Accuterm, HostAccess and System Builder
  • Display pictures using Accuterm escape sequences
  • Print direct to your Mac Printer using PCL commands sent from your host
  • Special MacWise Commands - Beyond Terminal Emulation


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later


    By Rich Love