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Yakuake Alternatives for Mac

Yakuake is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is iTerm2, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Yakuake and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Yakuake are Alacritty, Kitty terminal, Cool Retro Term and WezTerm.

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

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiTerm2 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingiTerm2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    yakuake emulates the behaviour of quake terminal (drops down). this does no such thing.

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    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Not top down by default. The GUI is not as appealing.

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

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Not top down by default. The GUI is not as appealing.

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    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.

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    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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    Extraterm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cygwin

    The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators.

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    Fig Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Fig adds VSCode-style autocomplete to your existing terminal. Move faster with Fig.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFig Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    WindTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A professional SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.

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    TotalTerminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?

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    Discontinued

    TotalTerminal is no longer under active development

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    Contour Terminal Emulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Contour is a modern terminal emulator, for everyday use. It is aiming for power users with a modern feature mindset.

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