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GNOME Terminal Alternatives

GNOME Terminal allows Linux and BSD users to execute terminal commands while still on their familiar and customized graphical desktop.

There are equivalent console emulators for Windows and Terminal emulators for macOS, despite the use cases for them being about feature enhancement instead of the presence of a graphical desktop. This is because Windows and macOS both support running their console and terminal apps as windows on their graphical interfaces.

GNOME Terminal 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 GNOME Terminal.
This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal...

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

  2. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.



  3. PowerShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  5. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks Terminator is a great alternative to GNOME Terminal.


  6. 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.

  7. Termux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash

    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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    Alacritty vs GNOME Terminal opinions
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    onkoe

    Alacritty has better performance and customization. However, the feature-set is limited in comparison to GNOME Terminal

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