Free Terminator Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Terminator for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Hyper iconHyper, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Terminator and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Terminator are Small tmux icontmux (Free, Open Source), Small GNOME Terminal iconGNOME Terminal (Free, Open Source), Small Guake terminal iconGuake terminal (Free, Open Source) and Small Alacritty iconAlacritty (Free, Open Source).

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/9/2020 10:03:00 AM

Alternatives to Terminator for Linux with Free License

  • 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. For developers, extensions are universal Node.js modules loaded by both Electron and the renderer process.

    • Is fast, with screen splitting and very similar commands Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's a very flexible terminal with many options and plugins. Guest • Jan 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • tmux

    tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached. tmux uses a client-server model. The server holds multiple sessions and each window is a independent entity which may be freely linked to multiple sessions, moved between sessions and otherwise manipulated.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD Cygwin

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  • 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.[

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Guake terminal

    Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

    • Tiny Python program which doesn't force you to load all the KDE stuff. pablobianchiSep 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Alacritty

    Alacritty is the result of frustration with existing terminal emulators. Using vim inside tmux in many terminals was a particularly bad experience. None of them were ever quite fast enough. Even so, Linux does have some decent alternatives. For example, urxvt and st give good experiences. The major downside with those options is difficulty of configuration and inability to run on non-X11 platforms.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Yakuake

    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again. Yakuake, in the same way as Kate, KDevelop and Konqueror, relies on Konsole to offer the terminal functionality, embedding it in the application as a KPart component.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Cool Retro Term

    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. Included are an array of packaged profiles (themes) that you can fully customize to get the exact, retro look you'd like. This terminal emulator works under Linux and OSX and requires Qt 5.2 or higher.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Tilix

    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. - Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop. - Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Kitty terminal

    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 font ligature support. FEATURES - Supports all modern terminal features: graphics (images), unicode, true-color, OpenType ligatures, mouse protocol, focus tracking, bracketed paste and more.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • upterm

    Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron. Also, unlike most of the emulators you can meet nowadays it uses HTML and CSS for its UI (exactly as Atom does), which means we can stop misusing unicode characters and make a better looking terminal with appropriate tools. Autocompletion Upterm shows the autocompletion box as you type and tries to be smart about what to suggest.

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

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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