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Console is described as 'Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles' and is a popular Shell in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Console for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Electron / Atom Shell and ConEmu. The best alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Console are ConEmu, cmder, PowerShell and Windows Terminal.

Console 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 Console.
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  1. 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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  2. ConEmu icon

    ConEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Shell
    • Windows
    50 alternatives to ConEmu 

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

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    1.  PortableConEmu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Command line interfaceConEmu either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    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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    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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  5. Windows Terminal icon

    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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    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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    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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    Yakuake

    • Linux
    • BSD
    30 alternatives to Yakuake 

    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again.

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    Terminal

    • Mac
    78 alternatives to Terminal 

    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.

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    Windows Command Prompt

    • Windows
    40 alternatives to Windows Command Prompt 

    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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    1.  Command line interfaceWindows Command Prompt either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for scriptingWindows Command Prompt supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWindows Command Prompt can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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