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. A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration. It's just a terminal, nothing more, nothing less. Designed for elementary OS.
    2. sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It's a terminal emulator with few dependencies, so you don't need a full GNOME desktop installed to have a decent terminal emulator.


    3. LXTerminal is the standard terminal emulator of LXDE. The terminal is a desktop-independent VTE-based terminal emulator for LXDE without any unnecessary dependency. LXTerminal supports multiple tabs. All instances of program share the same process to reduce memory usage.
    4. electerm is a terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win) based on electron/node-pty/xterm/antd and many other libs, it works like a combination of guake and xshell.
    5. Android-Terminal-Emulator - A VT-100 terminal emulator for the Android OS
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    6. ROXTerm: a full-featured VTE terminal emulator.
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    7. z/Scope is a multi-protocol, multi-host terminal emulator that provides access to multiple terminal-based applications in a way that is familiar to every user, using a modern tabbed interface.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      The Linux shell on iOS.
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    8. MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications.
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    9. LilyTerm: light, but functional terminal emulator LilyTerm is a terminal emulator based off of libvte that aims to be fast and lightweight, Licensed under GPLv3.
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