Alternatives to Console for all platforms with any license

  • 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

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    cmder

    Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout. Looking sexy...

    Open Source Windows clink ConEmu Windows Command Prompt PowerShell

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    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

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    Yakuake

    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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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 CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. It is the counterpart of COMMAND.COM in DOS and Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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    Terminal

    The built in terminal window on Mac OS. Totally not bloated, does what it should in a 'lean but mean' way.

    Free Mac

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  • 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

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    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

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  • PowerCmd icon

    PowerCmd

    A command prompt replacement for Windows that arranges command line windows in a graphical, tabbed user interface. Other features include saving and restoring sessions, text editing capabilities, bookmarks, a searchbar, a customizable...

    Commercial Windows

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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

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    TCC/LE

    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...

    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 batch files that you can use every day - for everything from launching applications to serious file...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Hyper icon

    Hyper

    Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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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 does), which means we can stop misusing unicode characters and make a better looking terminal with...

    Open Source Mac Electron / Atom Shell GitHub

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    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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    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

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    • 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

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    yeahconsole

    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. (You will need xterm version 168 or higher to make this happen)

    Open Source Linux BSD

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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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  • 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

  • CLIX icon

    CLIX

    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 series of lessons in how to fish and ultimately a handy way to work.

    Free Mac

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Console Comments

Brilliant!

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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Comment by zippy1981
about Console Jun 2011

Marko Bozikovic moved the source repository to github.

http://github.com/bozho/console

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

http://github.com/zippy1981/console
http://github.com/zippy1981/console/downloads

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