DTerm Alternatives

    DTerm is described as 'provides a context-sensitive command line that makes it fast and easy to run commands on the files you're working with and then use the results of those commands' and is a Terminal Emulator in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to DTerm for Linux, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is iTerm2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DTerm are Yakuake (Free, Open Source), Kitty terminal (Free, Open Source), tilda (Free, Open Source) and TotalTerminal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.

    3. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    4. Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys is hit.
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    5. A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?


      TotalTerminal is no longer under active development

    6. YeahConsole turns an xterm into a gamelike console. This means it will slide down from top of your screen if you hit a shortcut key. (You will need xterm version 168 or higher to make this happen)
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