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iTerm Alternatives

iTerm is described as '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' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to iTerm for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is ConEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iTerm are PowerShell, MobaXterm, Tabby Terminal and Hyper.

iTerm 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 iTerm.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

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

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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.

    Most users think ConEmu is a great alternative to iTerm.
  2. PowerShell icon


    • 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.

    Some users think PowerShell is a great alternative to iTerm, some don't.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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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    Almost everyone thinks Hyper is a great alternative to iTerm.

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  6. 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.

    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
  7. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

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  8. 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.

    By Itself
    Almost everyone thinks iTerm2 is a great alternative to iTerm.
  9. Termux icon


    • 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.

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  10. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

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