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Kitty terminal is described as '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 is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Kitty terminal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kitty terminal are ConEmu, PowerShell, Windows Terminal and Termux.

Kitty terminal 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 Kitty terminal.
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  1. Tabby Terminal icon

    Tabby Terminal

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    83 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.
    3.  Support for scriptingTabby Terminal supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    ConEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    50 alternatives to ConEmu 

    Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.

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    1.  PortableConEmu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Command line interfaceConEmu either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    PowerShell

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to PowerShell 

    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.

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    1.  Support for scriptingPowerShell supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    PowerShell vs Kitty terminal opinions
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    cleek

    Kitty is a terminal emulator and pwsh is a shell. A shell runs inside an emulator. Not an alternative.

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    Guest

    Kitty is a terminal emulator, it displays shells on a GUI. Powershell is a shell.

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    Windows Terminal

    88 alternatives to Windows Terminal 

    Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community including support for tabs, rich text, globalization, configurability...

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    Termux

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash
    81 alternatives to Termux 

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

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    1.  Support for scriptingTermux supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Command line interfaceTermux either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Terminator

    • Linux
    • BSD
    75 alternatives to Terminator 

    Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Terminator.
    2.  Support for Multiple MonitorsTerminator supports the use of multiple displays.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTerminator can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
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    Hyper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    80 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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    onkoe

    Worse performance than Kitty? Yeesh!

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    iTerm2

    71 alternatives to iTerm2 

    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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    GNOME Terminal

    • Linux
    • BSD
    59 alternatives to 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.[

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    1.  Command line interfaceGNOME Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightGNOME Terminal consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    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.
    2.  Command line interfaceAlacritty either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Alacritty vs Kitty terminal opinions
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    onkoe

    Much better performance. Sadly, it's missing a great deal of Kitty's features (including tabs), so it's not the best alternative.

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