Alternatives to cmder for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • ConEmu icon

    ConEmu

    Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager...

    Open Source Windows

  • PowerShell icon

    PowerShell

    PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Windows Command Prompt icon

    Windows Command Prompt

    Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. It is the counterpart of COMMAND.COM in DOS and Windows...

    Commercial Windows

  • Guake terminal icon

    Guake terminal

    Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Console icon

    Console

    Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-06-12. Forked alternative: http://alternativeto.net/software/consolez/
  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries. It is designed to be...

    Open Source Windows

  • ConsoleZ icon

    ConsoleZ

    console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

    Open Source Windows

  • mintty icon

    mintty

    Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team. It can be downloaded from the main site or it can be installed through Cygwins setup.exe program, where it can be found in the...

    Open Source Windows

  • tilda icon

    tilda

    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    rxvt-unicode

    Rxvt-unicode is a highly customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. Commonly known as urxvt, rxvt-unicode can be daemonized to run clients within a single process in order to minimize the use of system resources. Developed by...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Take Command icon

    Take Command

    The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows batch files that you can use every day - for everything from launching applications to serious file...

    Commercial Windows

  • CMD++ icon

    CMD++

    CMD++ is a command line program, which was devoloped as alternative to the Windows (R) console. You can use it at public places (eg. at school) when the native console is locked but you do need to run a program in the console (eg. to...

    Open Source Windows

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  • z/Scope Express VT

    Terminal Emulator for VT100, VT220, VT320, VT420, SSH1 and SSH2 Telnet Servers protocols, supports Kermit, X-Modem, Y-Modem and X-Modem.

    Commercial Windows

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    RXVT

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last updated in 2013.
  • mrxvt

    Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)

    Open Source Linux

  • FireCMD icon

    FireCMD

    FireCMD command shell has features like recursive aliases, command substitution using files, HTML and CSS support, which makes it a next generation command shell. It also remembers command history and last working directory for next...

    Commercial Windows

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    wsl-terminal

    A terminal emulator for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), includes mintty, wslbridge, cbwin, and some other useful tools. The next thing you want to install after installing Windows Subsystem for Linux (a.k.a. WSL)

    Open Source Windows

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    Make Batch Files

    Easy to use visual builder for Windows batch files. No need to remember all of the commands and switches, just drag-and-drop commands and set parameters using dialog boxes.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Qonsole icon

    Qonsole

    "A Quake-like Console Emulator." Proudly under the MIT License.

    Open Source Windows

cmder Comments

ConEmu on steroids 1 Helpful

Comment by babomancer
about cmder Mar 2016

If you like ConEmu you owe it to yourself to check this out. Not 'better' than ConEmu, but enhanced. Pretty much brings the bash/zsh/etc experience to Windows via ConEmu. Try it out!

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