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    Terminal Alternatives

    Terminal is described as '(also referred to as 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' and is a popular terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Terminal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is WinSCP , which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Terminal are PuTTY, ConEmu, OpenSSH and mRemoteNG.

    Terminal is mainly a Terminal Emulator but alternatives to it may also be SSH Clients or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Terminal.
    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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    1. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.
    2. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

    3. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.
    4. OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
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    5. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    6. 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.
    7. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.
    8. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.
    9. 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.
      iTerm2 vs Terminal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks iTerm2 is a great alternative to Terminal.
      Cleaner interface, endless customisation with oh-my-zsh, works perfectly.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      quadratic iTerm2's UI is more clean and intuitive, but it still allows for more power and customization than the default terminal.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    10. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Hyper is a great alternative to Terminal.
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