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Yakuake is described as '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' and is a popular terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Yakuake for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is ConEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Yakuake are MobaXterm, Windows Terminal, Termux and iTerm2.

Yakuake 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 Yakuake.
This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from...

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  1. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.

  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.



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

  4. Termux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

  5. 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.

    iTerm2 vs Yakuake opinions
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    yakuake emulates the behaviour of quake terminal (drops down). this does no such thing.

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  6. 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.

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    Not top down by default. The GUI is not as appealing.

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  7. 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).

    Guake terminal vs Yakuake opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Guake terminal is a great alternative to Yakuake.
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    The GUI is not as appealing.

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    i'm trying GNOME instead of KDE on openSUSE linux (KDE had crashes maybe from video driver issues on hp laptop) & i'm glad to find a yakuake replacement b/c it makes programming & many other tasks so much more awesome

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  8. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

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    Centaro

    Not top down by default. The GUI is not as appealing.

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  9. Cool Retro Term

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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.

  10. 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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