iTerm2 Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to iTerm2 for Mac. Explore 24 Mac apps like iTerm2, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/29/2018 7:54:00 PM

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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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.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • 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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  • 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 and font ligature support. FEATURES - Supports all modern terminal features: graphics (images), unicode, true-color, OpenType ligatures, mouse protocol, focus tracking, bracketed paste and more.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Terminus

    Terminus 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • DTerm

    DTerm provides a context-sensitive command line that makes it fast and easy to run commands on the files you're working with and then use the results of those commands. Command line work isn't a separate task that should live on its own—it's an integrated part of your natural workflow.

    Free Mac

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  • CLIX

    CLIX ('command line interface for OS X') makes it easy to harness the power of Unix. It becomes both a fish to buy and a series of lessons in how to fish and ultimately a handy way to work. It doesn't try to rip you off - it tries to teach you, so you become more independent and don't need that line thrown at you all the time.

    Free Mac

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  • MacTerm

    MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications. Its many features include powerful terminals (with or without tabs), a very flexible preferences system, TEK vector graphics, dynamic search, notifications and keep-alive, macros, a floating command line window, special keypads, a session manager, and even a basic Python scripting interface. It's also free software under the GPL.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Putty for Mac

    Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available? The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software's we can Use putty on Mac although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Cathode

    Cathode is a fully customizable terminal app with a look inspired by classic computers.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Core Shell

    A full featured terminal with built-in OpenSSH support, it’s focused managing and login to hosts efficiently. Don't waste your time; be productive. ## Features Full-featured Terminal • Compatible with Terminal.app and xterm. • Supports ansi 16 and 256 color palettes, as well as 24bit true color • Passed cases of *vttest* – a strict VT100/VT220/VT420 terminal functionality test suite. OpenSSH Compatible • Everything in OpenSSH, agent forwarding, certificates, proxy jump, etc.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac

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  • Electerm

    terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win) based on electron/node-pty/xterm/antd and other libs, it works as a combination of guake and xshell it is still on its early stage, more feature/test will be added features: work as a terminal or ssh/sftp client(similar to xshell) hotkey to bring window back to front(simliar to guake, default is ctrl + 2) support multi platform(linux, mac, win) support multi-language

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • ShellCraft

    With convenient and powerful user interface, ShellCraft significantly improve your efficiency. ShellCraft implements the standard SSH/Telnet protocol, it can simply connect to various servers. The session management function make you managing sessions easily, connecting to session is very convenient from anywhere. It also includes the getting started page to guide you how to start.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • TermBar

    TermBar is a terminal app that puts the command line in the Mac Menu Bar for easier access that can help alleviate clutter on the desktop.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Truck

    Still using FTP? Truck hauls data 30x faster thanks to its modern rsync engine (included) which compresses, de-duplicates and encrypts – giving significantly higher performance and security, right from the first transfer. Setup takes 3 clicks (no command line), then just drag-and-drop to transfer. Unlock the performance of rsync with the simplicity of Truck. Benchmarks: 18x faster – uploading a new installation of WordPress. 30x faster – downloading a used instance of WordPress.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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