GNOME Terminal Alternatives for Windows

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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 4:20:00 PM

Alternatives to GNOME Terminal for Windows with any license

  • ConEmu

    Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager . Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for example). ConEmu is an active project, open to suggestions.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell is an extensible command-line shell and associated scripting language from Microsoft. Windows PowerShell integrates with the Microsoft .NET Framework and provides an environment for execution of cmdlets, which are specialized .NET classes implementing a particular operation, scripts, which are composition of cmdlets along with imperative logic, executables, which are standalone applications, or by instantiating regular .NET classes.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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. For developers, extensions are universal Node.js modules loaded by both Electron and the renderer process.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Alacritty

    Alacritty is the result of frustration with existing terminal emulators. Using vim inside tmux in many terminals was a particularly bad experience. None of them were ever quite fast enough. Even so, Linux does have some decent alternatives. For example, urxvt and st give good experiences. The major downside with those options is difficulty of configuration and inability to run on non-X11 platforms.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Terminus

    Terminus is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Extraterm

    Extraterm is more than just a traditional terminal emulator. It provides a toolbox for working with your terminal and command line applications, allowing you to capture and reuse previous command output across your terminal sessions, preview images and rich media directly, and edit command output.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Cygwin

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  • TEXTREME

    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. Hit backspace and any characters you delete are sent flying off the screen. It's a unique editing experience for the gamer in all of us.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Fluent Terminal

    Fluent Terminal is a terminal emulator based on UWP and web technologies. FEATURES - Terminal for PowerShell, CMD, WSL or custom shells - Supports tabs and multiple windows - Theming and appearance configuration - Import/Export themes - Import iTerm themes - Fullscreen mode - Editable keybindings - Search function - Configure shell profiles to quickly switch between different shells - Explorer context menu integration (Installation script can be found here)

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • RXVT

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • z/Scope

    z/Scope is a multi-protocol, multi-host terminal emulator that provides access to multiple terminal-based applications in a way that is familiar to every user, using a modern tabbed interface. z/Scope is available on different editions: Express 3270, Express 5250, Express VT, Classic Edition and z/Scope Anywhere (web-based). FEATURES Terminal Emulation * VT52, VT100-VT420, ANSI and SSH, TN3270E, TN5250E. * SSH1/2, SSL and TLS security protocols.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows Web

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  • FireCMD

    FireCMD command shell has features like recursive aliases, command substitution using files, HTML and CSS support, which makes it a next generation command shell. It also remembers command history and last working directory for next session. A UNIX like environment and UNIX commands are also provided using UWIN package developed at AT&T Laboratories.

    Commercial Windows

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  • TTwin 4

    TTWin - Windows® terminal emulation is Turbosoft's premier terminal emulation solution for Windows platforms. You can download a free TTWin trial version online.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Electerm

    terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win) based on electron/node-pty/xterm/antd and other libs, it works as a combination of guake and xshell it is still on its early stage, more feature/test will be added features: work as a terminal or ssh/sftp client(similar to xshell) hotkey to bring window back to front(simliar to guake, default is ctrl + 2) support multi platform(linux, mac, win) support multi-language

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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