ConEmu Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to ConEmu for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is cmder, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ConEmu and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to ConEmu are PowerShell (Free, Open Source), MobaXterm (Freemium), Hyper (Free, Open Source) and KiTTY (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 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

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

    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.
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      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. 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.
    5. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.
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    6. 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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    7. MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.
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    8. Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. It is the counterpart of COMMAND.
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    9. Git for Windows provides a BASH emulation used to run Git from the command line. *NIX users should feel right at home, as the BASH emulation behaves just like the "git" command in LINUX and UNIX environments.
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