Windows Terminal Alternatives

    Windows Terminal is described as 'new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windows Terminal for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPhone. The best alternative is cmder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Terminal are ConEmu (Free, Open Source), OpenSSH (Free, Open Source), Hyper (Free, Open Source) and KiTTY (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2021

    1. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .
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    2. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager .
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    3. 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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    4. 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.
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    5. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.
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    6. 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.
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    7. Tabby is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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    8. 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.
    9. 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).
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    10. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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