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Cool Retro Term Alternatives for Windows

Cool Retro Term is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Cool Retro Term and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Cool Retro Term are Hyper, Windows Terminal, Alacritty and WezTerm.

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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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

Cool Retro Term (CRT) is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been...

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

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  2. 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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    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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  3. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Extraterm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cygwin

    The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators.

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  7. Terminal emulator based on UWP and web technologies.

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    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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    Electerm

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

    electerm is a terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win) based on electron/node-pty/xterm/antd and many other libs, it works like a combination of guake and xshell.

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    RXVT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    Discontinued

    Last updated in 2013.

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