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 Apr 29, 2021

    1. Terminal (also referred to as Terminal.app) 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.
    2. SSH and SFTP client for Windows incorporates: * one of the most advanced graphical SFTP clients; * state-of-the-art terminal emulation with support for the bvterm, xterm, and vt100 protocols; * support for corporation-wide single sign-on using SSPI (GSSAPI)...
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    3. Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. It is the counterpart of COMMAND.
    4. iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users with best command line experience under OS X.

      Discontinued

      Abandoned since 2011. The author recommends switching to iTerm2

      http://iterm.sourceforge.net/news.shtml

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


    5. Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys is hit.
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    6. Termius is more than a mere SSH client – it’s a complete command-line solution that’s redefining remote access for sysadmins and network engineers. Securely access Linux or IoT devices and quickly fix issues from the comfort of your couch via laptop or phone.
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    7. console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.
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    8. Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-06-12. Forked alternative: ConsoleZ

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    9. Xshell is a powerful SSH1, SSH2, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL terminal emulator for Windows platforms. It allows users to gain access to Unix/Linux hosts easily and securely on a Windows workstation.
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