Alternatives to Console for all platforms with any license

  • ConEmu icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • cmder icon


    Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on...

    Open Source Windows clink ConEmu Windows Command Prompt PowerShell

  • PowerShell icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Yakuake icon


    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Terminal icon


    Terminal (also referred to as is a terminal emulator included in Apple's Mac OS X operating system. It originated...

    Commercial Mac

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • PowerCmd icon


    A command prompt replacement for Windows that arranges command line windows in a graphical, tabbed user interface. Other features...

    Commercial Windows

  • TCC/LE icon


    The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows...

    Freemium Windows

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    Take Command

    The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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    Black Screen

    Black Screen is a terminal emulator for the 21st century. Unlike most emulators, it uses HTML and CSS for its UI (exactly as Atom...

    Open Source Mac Electron / Atom Shell GitHub

  • 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

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    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

  • yeahconsole icon


    YeahConsole turns an xterm into a gamelike console. This means it will slide down from top of your screen if you hit a shortcut key. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • HyperTerm icon


    A beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards. "In the beginning, our...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • CLIX icon


    CLIX ('command line interface for OS X') makes it easy to harness the power of Unix. It becomes both a fish to buy and a...

    Free Mac

  • 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

  • FireCMD icon


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

    Commercial Windows

Console Comments


Positive Comment by M_O_Z_G
about Console Jun 2015

Working in such an application, finally begin to feel a certain pride, for the fact that are Windows user.

Quake-mode and GUI attachments it's very useful + nostalgia)


Almost Yakuake!

Comment by Cris70
about Console Oct 2011

This is almost a perfect replacement for Yakuake/Guake on Windows!
With the right settings, it has a perfectly similar look and feel. It only lacks a way of making it appear/vanish like Yakuake does. But judging from the settings that are already present, I'd say the author is working in that direction.

See screenshot:
Console2 screenshot


Use PyCmd with this app. Perfect combination. Also: Setup a ...

Comment by CaptainHindsight
about Console Jun 2011

Use PyCmd with this app. Perfect combination.

Also: Setup alternative tabs for MSYS' bash.exe and PowerShell.


Absolutely essential for any Windows developer or power use ...

Comment by kramed
about Console Jun 2011

Absolutely essential for any Windows developer or power user. One of the few apps to get pinned to my task bar.


Marko Bozikovic moved the source repository to github. http ...

Comment by zippy1981
about Console Jun 2011

Marko Bozikovic moved the source repository to github.

I've forked it, made some additions, and put up a download.