ConEmu Alternatives

    ConEmu is described as 'Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ConEmu for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is cmder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ConEmu are PowerShell (Free, Open Source), MobaXterm (Freemium), Terminator (Free, Open Source) and Hyper (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 17, 2021

    1. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .
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      Almost everyone thinks cmder is a great alternative to ConEmu.
      StphaneJah it's based on ConEmu, but it adds interresting features like "unix like" navigation with "ls" and "tab" completion
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      The arrow keys work, they stop working occasionally on ConEmu
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
      Some users think PowerShell is a great alternative to ConEmu, some don't.


    3. 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.
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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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      Most users think Hyper is a great alternative to ConEmu.


    6. 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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    7. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.
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    8. 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.[
    9. Tabby is a terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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