Alacritty Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Alacritty for Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to 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. If you're looking for more info about Alacritty like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 4:20:00 PM

Alternatives to Alacritty for all platforms with any license

  • MobaXterm

    MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable. MobaXterm bundles an X11 server, SSH client and other crucial network tools such as FTP, VNC, RDP, telnet and rlogin, all in a single executable file. KEY FEATURES: Fully-configured X server based on Xorg.

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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 Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian. For developers, extensions are universal Node.js modules loaded by both Electron and the renderer process.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • GNOME Terminal

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Terminal

    Terminal (also referred to as Terminal.app) is a terminal emulator included in Apple's Mac OS X operating system. It originated in Mac OS X's predecessors, NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, and allows the user to interact with the computer through a command line interface. On Mac OS X, Terminal is located in the /Applications/Utilities folder.

    Free Mac

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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 back up when the key is pressed again. Yakuake, in the same way as Kate, KDevelop and Konqueror, relies on Konsole to offer the terminal functionality, embedding it in the application as a KPart component.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • ConnectBot

    ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can use a shell on a remote machine and transfer files back and forth to your phone.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • Cool Retro Term

    Cool Retro Term (CRT) is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight. Included are an array of packaged profiles (themes) that you can fully customize to get the exact, retro look you'd like. This terminal emulator works under Linux and OSX and requires Qt 5.2 or higher.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • upterm

    Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron. Also, unlike most of the emulators you can meet nowadays 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 appropriate tools. Autocompletion Upterm shows the autocompletion box as you type and tries to be smart about what to suggest.

    • Discontinued Deprecated since May 20, 2019. Maintainer suggests using Hyper instead.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Tilix

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows. - Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop. - Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 Shells category. The Cygwin installer creates a shortcut for mintty in the Windows start menu. Features include: - Xterm-compatible terminal emulation, including support for modifier keys and application mouse mode.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Kitty terminal

    Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator. It offloads rendering to the GPU and uses OpenGL for fast, cross-platform performance with built-in tiling layouts as well as graphic, unicode and font ligature support. FEATURES - Supports all modern terminal features: graphics (images), unicode, true-color, OpenType ligatures, mouse protocol, focus tracking, bracketed paste and more.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Xfce-Terminal

    Terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. We developed it because we saw the need for a lightweight and easy to use terminal emulator in the Xfce desktop environment, that doesn’t require the user to install the GNOME platform, but still provides a worthy alternative to the GNOME terminal emulator.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Terminus

    Terminus is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Konsole

    Konsole is a free terminal emulator which is part of KDE Software Compilation. It features: Tabbed terminals; Tab titles; Translucent backgrounds; Split-view mode; Directory and SSH bookmarking; Customizable color schemes; Customizable key bindings; Notifications about silence or activity in a terminal; Incremental search; Export of output in plain text or HTML format.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • iTerm

    iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users with best command line experience under OS X. The letter i represents a native Apple look and feel of the program interface, and an emphasis on complete international support.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • ZOC

    ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support. ZOC lets you access character based hosts using Secure Shell (SSH/SSH2), telnet, modem, ISDN and most other means of communication. ZOC can be used to connect to Unix/Linux hosts and shell accounts, BBS's, IBM mainframes (via TN3270 or TN5250), Cisco CLI (command line interface) or internet muds.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Xshell

    Xshell is a powerful SSH1, SSH2, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL terminal emulator for Windows platforms. It allows users to gain access to Unix/Linux hosts easily and securely on a Windows workstation. SSH (Secure Shell) protocol supports encryption and user authentication for secure connections over the Internet, and it replaces legacy protocols such as TELNET and RLOGIN.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Pantheon Terminal

    A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration. It's just a terminal, nothing more, nothing less. Designed for elementary OS.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 Marc Lehmann, some of the more outstanding features of rxvt-unicode include international language support through Unicode, the ability to display multiple font types and support for Perl extensions.

    • Discontinued Last update was in 2016

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • ST - Simple Terminal

    st is a simple terminal implementation for X. What is wrong with xterm ? xterm is bloated and unmaintainable. Here’s an excerpt from the README: > Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here This is undoubtedly the most ugly program in the distribution. It was one of the first "serious" programs ported, and still has a lot of historical baggage. Ideally, there would be a general tty widget and then vt102 and tek4014 subwidgets so that they could be used in other programs.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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