iTerm Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to iTerm for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. 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 iTerm and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to iTerm are Hyper (Free, Open Source), iTerm2 (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source) and Tabby (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
      Its in Js/html/Css -> easy to make plugins
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks iTerm2 is a great alternative to iTerm.
    4. 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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    5. Tabby 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.
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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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    7. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.

      Discontinued

      Deprecated since May 20, 2019. Maintainer suggests using Hyper instead.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly.
    8. The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators.
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