Alternatives to cmder for all platforms with any license



Indie / Classic

  • ConEmu icon


    Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with...

    Open Source Windows

  • PowerShell icon


    PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Console icon

    Console Discontinued

    Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different...

    Open Source Windows

  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130...

    Open Source Windows

  • ConsoleZ icon


    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 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...

    Open Source Windows

  • tilda icon


    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • rxvt-unicode icon


    Rxvt-unicode is a highly customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. Commonly known as urxvt, rxvt-unicode can be daemonized to...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • z/Scope Express VT

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

    Commercial Windows

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  • CMD++ icon


    CMD++ is a command line program, which was devoloped as alternative to the Windows (R) console. You can use it at public places (eg....

    Open Source Windows

  • RXVT icon

    RXVT Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • mrxvt

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

    Open Source Linux

  • FireCMD icon


    FireCMD command shell has features like recursive aliases, command substitution using files, HTML and CSS support, which makes it a...

    Commercial Windows

  • Make Batch Files icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Qonsole icon


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

    Open Source Windows

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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!