MATE Terminal Alternatives

    MATE Terminal is described as 'terminal emulator for the MATE desktop environment. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop' and is a Terminal Emulator in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MATE Terminal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MATE Terminal are Terminator (Free, Open Source), Hyper (Free, Open Source), iTerm2 (Free, Open Source) and Alacritty (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 4, 2021

    1. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    2. ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can use a shell on a remote machine and transfer files back and forth to your phone.


    3. 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.
    4. 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.
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    5. Terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment.
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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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      • 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.
    8. st is a simple terminal implementation for X. What is wrong with xterm ? xterm is bloated and unmaintainable.
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