Alternatives to Yakuake 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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    iTerm2

    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 featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users...

    Open Source Mac

    • yakuake emulates the behaviour of quake terminal (drops down). this does no such thing.
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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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    tilda

    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys...

    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

  • 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

  • TotalTerminal icon

    TotalTerminal

    A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued TotalTerminal is no longer under active development
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    Terminology

    Terminology is a terminal emulator for e17. What does it do? It emulates a slightly extended vt100 with some extensions and bling thrown in. Most escapes supported by xterm, rxvt etc. work Xterm 256 color escapes...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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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

  • z/Scope Express VT

    Terminal Emulator for VT100, VT220, VT320, VT420, SSH1 and SSH2 Telnet Servers protocols, supports Kermit, X-Modem, Y-Modem and X-Modem.

    Commercial 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.
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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

  • 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

  • Qonsole icon

    Qonsole

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Stjerm icon

    Stjerm

    Stjerm is a roll-down, quake-like terminal emulator. It's window is shown with a key shortcut. Stjerm is very minimalistic and works well with Compiz window manager.

    Open Source Linux

  • DTerm icon

    DTerm

    DTerm provides a context-sensitive command line that makes it fast and easy to run commands on the files you're working with and then use the results of those commands. Command line work isn't a separate task that should live...

    Free Mac

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  • Windows Quake Style Console icon

    Windows Quake Style Console

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

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer supported. Last update was made on August 19th, 2013.

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