Yakuake Alternatives for Windows

    Yakuake is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is ConEmu, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Yakuake and 16 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Yakuake are MobaXterm (Freemium), PowerShell (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source) and Windows Terminal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. 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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    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.
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    3. PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.
      PowerShell vs Yakuake opinions
      This alternative is disputed. PowerShell is still a legitimate alternative to Yakuake, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Yakuake is a terminal viewer, powershell is a shell
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Completely different types of software
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Yakuake is a terminal emulator, and powershell is a shell
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      They are completely distinct things. Powershell is a shell, for Windows. Yakuake is a terminal emulator wrapper for Linux. Powershell should not be listed here at all.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    4. 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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      Centaro Not top down by default. The GUI is not as appealing.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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    5. The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators.
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    6. 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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      Console vs Yakuake opinions
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      This is not "drop-down" terminal.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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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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      ConsoleZ vs Yakuake opinions
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      Split screen does not work same. It is more like Konsole clone than Yakuake.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    8. A professional SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A terminal emulator for X11.

      Discontinued

      Last updated in 2013.

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