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Termux Alternatives for Windows

Termux is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows 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 Termux and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Termux are MobaXterm, Cygwin, Windows Terminal and Hyper.

Termux 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 Termux.
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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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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableMobaXterm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMobaXterm is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionMobaXterm can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMobaXterm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceCygwin either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Almost everyone thinks Cygwin is a great alternative to Termux.

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  4. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWindows Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWindows Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  5. 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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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    MinGW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.

    ⚫︎ PortableMinGW can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.

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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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    mintty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.

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