Alternatives to Windows Command Prompt 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

  • cmder icon

    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

    • yes it is because I use it all the time and it's better then CMD
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Based on ConEmu with sane defaults and some bells and whistles.
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Cygwin

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the...

    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

  • Console icon

    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/
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    MSYS2

    Description MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software. The name is a contraction of Minimal...

    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

  • 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

  • win-bash icon

    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

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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

  • 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

  • PyCmd icon

    PyCmd

    PyCmd is a smart command prompt extension for Windows cmd.exe; its purpose is to emulate a few power features of UNIX shells (decent Tab-completion, persistent history, etc.) while remaining 100% compatible with the cmd.exe syntax.

    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

  • Colorconsole icon

    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

  • Gregs DOS Shell (GS.EXE) icon

    Gregs DOS Shell (GS.EXE)

    GS.EXE (Gregs DOS Shell) is an alternative DOS shell, with improved editing features, command history, and support for glass. Note: Portable, not dependent on CMD.EXE, very handy when your CMD.EXE has been disabled by a virus or...

    Free Windows

  • 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

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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

    • 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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    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

  • 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

  • ToolPakCloud icon

    ToolPakCloud

    ToolPakCloud is a Putty/RDP/Powershell Connection Manager. It is also a script manager. You can create/edit script, click and run script on multiple computers or run selected text in connection window. It also support saving hosts...

    Free Windows

  • Hamilton C shell icon

    Hamilton C shell

    Hamilton C shell recreates the original UNIX C shell and utilities on Windows and Vista, adding numerous enhancements such as built-in and user-defined procedures, block-structured local variables and more. Not simply a port, it was...

    Commercial Windows

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