Alternatives to TotalTerminal for all platforms with any license



Indie / Classic

  • iTerm2 icon


    This is a fork of the iTerm project hosted on Sourceforge, the development of which has been languishing for a while. iTerm2 is a full...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cool Retro Term icon

    Cool Retro Term

    Terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens, designed for eye-candy with lots of graphic options.

    Open Source Mac 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

  • Qonsole icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • DTerm icon


    DTerm provides a context-sensitive command line that makes it fast and easy to run commands on the files you're working with and...

    Free Mac

  • Windows Quake Style Console icon

    Windows Quake Style Console Discontinued

    Windows Quake style console wrapper (cmd wrapper), that shows at Win+~ key and allow to run inside it different programs, e.g. FAR...

    Open Source Windows

TotalTerminal Comments

Application name change

Comment by tabakis
about TotalTerminal Aug 2011

Recently changed its name to Total Terminal. Edits made to reflect this update.


Like Yakuake but on the OSx

Comment by ThomasKri
about TotalTerminal Jul 2011

It's a dropdown terminal, similar to Yakuake, but on OSX. It's fairly configurable. I can't find a way to make the dropdown bigger or smaller, it has fixed sizes such as full screen.

Most important thing: This is a hack/addon/replacement for Terminal. That is, it's hijacking Terminal and creating this behavior. You lose some normal Terminal behavior such as Windowed mode. I also can't seem to get colors back. So if that is against your wishes you might want to go somewhere else.