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iTerm2 Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to iTerm2 for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to iTerm2 and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to iTerm2 are Hyper, Alacritty, Kitty terminal and Terminal.

iTerm2 alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iTerm2.
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  1. Tabby Terminal icon

    Tabby Terminal

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    81 alternatives to Tabby Terminal 

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

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    1.  Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  PortableTabby Terminal can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks Tabby Terminal is a great alternative to iTerm2.
    Guest

    Really exactly the iTerm2 but for Windows!

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    Hyper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    79 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Hyper.
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    Most users think Hyper is a great alternative to iTerm2.


  3. Alacritty icon

    Alacritty

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    69 alternatives to Alacritty 

    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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    1.  LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Most users think Alacritty is a great alternative to iTerm2.
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    I'm happy because it works on Linux Mint and has more customization and features than the built-in terminal application.

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  4. Kitty terminal icon

    Kitty terminal

    • Mac
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Kitty terminal 

    Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator. It offloads rendering to the GPU and uses OpenGL for fast, cross-platform performance with built-in tiling layouts as well as graphic, unicode...

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    1.  Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightKitty terminal consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. Terminal icon

    Terminal

    • Mac
    78 alternatives to 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Terminal is a great alternative to iTerm2.


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    Cool Retro Term

    • Mac
    • Linux
    43 alternatives to 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.

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    WezTerm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    81 alternatives to WezTerm 

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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    iTerm

    56 alternatives to 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...

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    Discontinued

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

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    xterm

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    48 alternatives to 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.

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  10. Royal TSX icon

    Royal TSX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    119 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportRoyal TSX support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Very userfriendly, fast and competent Support, runs solid and stable.

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