xterm Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to xterm for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Hyper, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to xterm and 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to xterm are iTerm2 (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source), Tabby (Free, Open Source) and Kitty terminal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.
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    4. 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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    5. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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.
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    8. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.

      Discontinued

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

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    9. The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators.
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