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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 very popular Shell 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 Tabby Terminal, MobaXterm, PowerShell and Windows Terminal.

ConEmu alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ConEmu.
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  1. cmder icon

    cmder

    • Windows
    • clink
    • ConEmu
    • Windows Command Prompt
    • PowerShell
    37 alternatives to cmder 

    Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of clink and some great looking defaults including a Monokai color scheme and custom prompt...

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    1.  Lightweightcmder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablecmder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfacecmder either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionscmder can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    cmder vs ConEmu opinions
    Almost everyone thinks cmder is a great alternative to ConEmu.
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    The arrow keys work, they stop working occasionally on ConEmu

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    it's based on ConEmu, but it adds interresting features like "unix like" navigation with "ls" and "tab" completion

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  2. Tabby Terminal icon

    Tabby Terminal

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    81 alternatives to Tabby Terminal 

    Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

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    1.  Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  PortableTabby Terminal can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. MobaXterm icon

    MobaXterm

    97 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableMobaXterm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionMobaXterm can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMobaXterm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. PowerShell icon

    PowerShell

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Support for scriptingPowerShell supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    PowerShell vs ConEmu opinions
    Some users think PowerShell is a great alternative to ConEmu, some don't.
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    Windows Terminal

    88 alternatives to Windows Terminal 

    Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community including support for tabs, rich text, globalization, configurability...

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    Terminator

    • Linux
    • BSD
    75 alternatives to Terminator 

    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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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Terminator.
    2.  Support for Multiple MonitorsTerminator supports the use of multiple displays.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTerminator can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
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    Hyper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    79 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Hyper.
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    Hyper vs ConEmu opinions
    Most users think Hyper is a great alternative to ConEmu.
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    iTerm2

    70 alternatives to iTerm2 

    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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    By Itself
    Autocomplete
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    GNOME Terminal

    • Linux
    • BSD
    58 alternatives to 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.[

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    1.  Command line interfaceGNOME Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightGNOME Terminal consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    KiTTY

    • Windows
    78 alternatives to KiTTY 

    KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

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    transparency settings
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