iTerm2 Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to iTerm2 for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to iTerm2.

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  • 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.

    • It has tabs and multiple consoles plus customizable GUI :D Guest • Oct 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • GNOME Terminal

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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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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  • Terminal

    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. On Mac OS X, Terminal is located in the /Applications/Utilities folder.

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  • Yakuake

    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again. Yakuake, in the same way as Kate, KDevelop and Konqueror, relies on Konsole to offer the terminal functionality, embedding it in the application as a KPart component.

    • 'tis a drop-down terminal with advanced features like split screen. Its only major limitation is that it doesn't work as well (liable to crash or become unresponsible) under non-KDE environments like Cinnamon and GNOME. Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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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.

    • iTerm2 is a general purpose terminal emulator. Powershell is a tool that would live inside something like iTerm2. Guest • Sep 2017 • 18 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not a terminal emulator, it is a shell. Guest • Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not a terminal emulator, it is a shell. Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not a terminal emulator, it is a shell. Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Tilix

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows. - Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop. - Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • upterm

    Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron. Also, unlike most of the emulators you can meet nowadays it uses HTML and CSS for its UI (exactly as Atom does), which means we can stop misusing unicode characters and make a better looking terminal with appropriate tools. Autocompletion Upterm shows the autocompletion box as you type and tries to be smart about what to suggest.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Cool Retro Term

    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. Included are an array of packaged profiles (themes) that you can fully customize to get the exact, retro look you'd like. This terminal emulator works under Linux and OSX and requires Qt 5.2 or higher.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • tilda

    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys is hit.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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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.

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  • Xfce-Terminal

    Terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. We developed it because we saw the need for a lightweight and easy to use terminal emulator in the Xfce desktop environment, that doesn’t require the user to install the GNOME platform, but still provides a worthy alternative to the GNOME terminal emulator.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Terminology

    Terminology is a terminal emulator for e17. What does it do? It emulates a slightly extended vt100 with some extensions and bling thrown in. Most escapes supported by xterm, rxvt etc.

    • Split screen, works well even under desktops/window managers it wasn't designed for (e.g. i3). Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Royal TSX

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms! Royal TS is the perfect tool for server admins, system engineers, developers and IT focused information workers who constantly need to access remote systems with different protocols. For the first time in the industry you're able to use Royal TS on Windows, OS X and soon, on iPad & iPhone.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • ZOC

    ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support. ZOC lets you access character based hosts using Secure Shell (SSH/SSH2), telnet, modem, ISDN and most other means of communication. ZOC can be used to connect to Unix/Linux hosts and shell accounts, BBS's, IBM mainframes (via TN3270 or TN5250), Cisco CLI (command line interface) or internet muds.

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  • Konsole

    Konsole is a free terminal emulator which is part of KDE Software Compilation. It features: Tabbed terminals; Tab titles; Translucent backgrounds; Split-view mode; Directory and SSH bookmarking; Customizable color schemes; Customizable key bindings; Notifications about silence or activity in a terminal; Incremental search; Export of output in plain text or HTML format.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • iTerm

    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. The letter i represents a native Apple look and feel of the program interface, and an emphasis on complete international support.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Pantheon Terminal

    A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration. It's just a terminal, nothing more, nothing less. Designed for elementary OS.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • xterm

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • TotalTerminal

    A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?

    • Discontinued TotalTerminal is no longer under active development

    Free Open Source Mac

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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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