tmux Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to tmux for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Terminator iconTerminator, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 7 alternatives to tmux and four of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to tmux are Small GNU Screen iconGNU Screen (Free, Open Source), Small byobu iconbyobu (Free, Open Source) and abduco (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 28, 2019

    • Terminator, multiple terminals in one window. The goal of this project is to produce a useful tool for arranging terminals.
    • Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to tmux.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      9y
      It has the most intuitive key bindings and the vastest range of capabilities amongst the ones I have tried. However, the first thing you should do after installation is to change command character because it is terrible choice.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree and 2 don't



    • Byobu is a GPLv3 open source text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Gu
      byobu uses tmux as a back-end. It's literally just alternative keybindings and a predefined status bar. It's tmux configuration, not tmux replacement.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago

    • abduco provides session management i.e. it allows programs to be run independently from their controlling terminal.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux