Alternatives to PowerCmd 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

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    Terminator

    Terminator, multiple terminals in one window. The goal of this project is to produce a useful tool for arranging terminals. It is inspired by programs such as gnome-multi-term, quadkonsole, etc. in that the main focus is arranging...

    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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    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/
  • 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

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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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    win-bash

    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage). The goal of the win-bash project is to finish the port to Windows and provide a full functional bash.exe binary for windows nt and derived systems. win-bash...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

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    Colorconsole

    ColorConsole brings a little color to your black and white world of Windows console . One can save many hand moves and also time! An installation of ColorConsole is not required and can be executed easily from the desktop. ...

    Free Windows

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    Alacritty

    Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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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

  • RXVT icon

    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.
  • 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

  • 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 and set parameters using dialog boxes.

    Commercial Windows

PowerCmd Comments

Well, ConEmu it is ...

Negative Comment by baroneman
about PowerCmd and ConEmu Sep 2015

Such a pity that this became commercial, even more so seeing that it is apparently slower and older than it's former free counterparts.

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Perfect replacement for Windows CMD

Comment by HughTash
about PowerCmd Dec 2013

I don't consider myself a power user, but from time to time I need to use cmd and I miss such features as full window, ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste, convenient search, tabs.

PowerCmd has it all.

I briefly tested Console, ConEmu and PowerCmd. For a user, who wants a better and much more convenient alternative to Windows Command Prompt PowerCmd is the choice.

PowerCmd is really easy to start working with.

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Try PowerCmd

Positive Comment by HughTash
about PowerCmd and ConEmu, Console Dec 2013

I don't consider myself a power user, but from time to time I need to use cmd and I miss such features as full window, ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste, convenient search, tabs.

PowerCmd has it all.

I briefly tested Console, ConEmu and PowerCmd. For a user, who wants a better and much more convenient alternative to Windows Command Prompt PowerCmd is the choice.

PowerCmd is really easy to start working with.

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