Console Alternatives

    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 app 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 BSD. The best alternative is cmder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Console are ConEmu (Free, Open Source), PowerShell (Free, Open Source), Hyper (Free, Open Source) and KiTTY (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 24, 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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    2. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager .
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    3. 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.
    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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    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. 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 (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.
    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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