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GNOME Terminal Alternatives for Mac

GNOME Terminal is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GNOME Terminal and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to GNOME Terminal are Tabby Terminal, Hyper, iTerm2 and Alacritty.

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.
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    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.

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

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

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  6. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

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    Cool Retro Term

    • 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 designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.

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    Terminal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

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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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    iTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users with best command line experience under OS X.

    Discontinued

    Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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