Cathode Alternatives

    Cathode is described as 'fully customizable terminal app with a look inspired by classic computers' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cathode for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, BSD, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Terminator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cathode are iTerm2 (Free, Open Source), GNOME Terminal (Free, Open Source), Konsole (Free, Open Source) and Kitty terminal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.
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    2. iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
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    3. 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.[
    4. Konsole is a terminal to run a command shell. It provides a command line interface for directly controlling your computer.
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    5. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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.
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    8. 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.

      Discontinued

      Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2

      http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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    9. Blink Shell is the professional, desktop-grade terminal emulator for iOS. It's a full-featured and highly configurable open-source terminal that can be compiled from the source at GitHub or purchased as a pre-compiled app from the App Store to support the developers.
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    10. Station is a terminal emulation application that you can use to access a UNIX shell in a graphical environment. Station features different view modes such as split vertically and horizontally, a tabbed interface, and copy and paste commands.
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