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ConEmu Alternatives for Mac

ConEmu is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ConEmu and 17 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to ConEmu are Tabby Terminal, Hyper, iTerm2 and Kitty 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.
This page was last updated Jun 20, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI...

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  1. PowerShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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



  3. 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.

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

  5. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.



  6. Terminal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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. iTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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 iTerm2http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

  8. WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

  9. upterm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.

    Discontinued

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

  10. TEXTREME

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TEXTREME is a lively, animated text editor with the feel of a retro videogame complete with sounds and game-like visual effects. The screen shakes as you type while particle effects decorate new characters.

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    textreme is toy text editor, conemu is a console emulator

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