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PowerShell Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to PowerShell for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PowerShell and 19 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PowerShell are Hyper, fish, iTerm2 and Kitty terminal.

PowerShell alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PowerShell.
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  1. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableTabby Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Great looking, fast, convenient.

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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableHyper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    fish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacefish either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiTerm2 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingiTerm2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  5. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Terminal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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    upterm

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceupterm either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    Deprecated since May 20, 2019. Maintainer suggests using Hyper instead.

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    iTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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    Discontinued

    Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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    TEXTREME

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TEXTREME is a lively, animated text editor with the feel of a retro videogame complete with sounds and game-like visual effects. The screen shakes as you type while particle effects decorate new characters.

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