iTerm2 Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to iTerm2 for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Hyper, 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 Alacritty (Free, Open Source), Tabby (Free, Open Source), Terminal (Free) and Kitty terminal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think Hyper is a great alternative to iTerm2.
    2. 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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      Alacritty vs iTerm2 opinions
      Most users think Alacritty is a great alternative to iTerm2.
      RemovedUser I'm happy because it works on Linux Mint and has more customization and features than the built-in terminal application.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    3. Tabby is a 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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      Tabby vs iTerm2 opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tabby is a great alternative to iTerm2.
      Really exactly the iTerm2 but for Windows!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Terminal is a great alternative to iTerm2.
    5. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    6. 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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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

      Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2

      http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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    8. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms!
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      Royal TSX vs iTerm2 opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very userfriendly, fast and competent Support, runs solid and stable.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • 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.
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