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Cool Retro Term is described as '(CRT) is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cool Retro Term for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, BSD, Windows and Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cool Retro Term are Windows Terminal, Terminator, Termux and Hyper.

Cool Retro Term alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cool Retro Term.
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  1. Tabby Terminal icon

    Tabby Terminal

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    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. 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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  3. Terminator icon

    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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    Guest

    something that actually mimics old crts and gives you that nice retro feel

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    Termux

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    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash
    59 alternatives to Termux 

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

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    Hyper

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    • 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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    Ugotsta

    Hyper is one of the few terminals that can somewhat mimic CRT's style, using custom CSS tweaks. CRT is easier to customize though.

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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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    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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    Guest

    iTerms allows for much customisation

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    Alacritty

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    69 alternatives to Alacritty 

    Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

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    1.  LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  9. Kitty terminal icon

    Kitty terminal

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    69 alternatives to Kitty terminal 

    Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator. It offloads rendering to the GPU and uses OpenGL for fast, cross-platform performance with built-in tiling layouts as well as graphic, unicode...

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    1.  Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightKitty terminal consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  10. Guake terminal icon

    Guake terminal

    • Linux
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    31 alternatives to Guake terminal 

    Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

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