Console Alternatives

Console

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The console is a Windows console and Window enhancement application just like Mintty. Some advanced features of Console are multiple tabs, text editor just like text selection, and multiple background types, alpha and color key transparency, multiple window styles, etc. Console for Windows is entirely different from the integrated command system in all Windows operating systems… read more

29 Console Alternatives & Similar Software

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Mintty

Mintty is a free and open source terminal emulator for MSYS and Cygwin. It integrates a native Windows user interface and doesn’t require a display server. The initiative features of Mintty are the availability of Xterm, simple copy & paste, fullscreen mode, wide character and Windows transparency, small program size, etc.
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ConEmu

ConEmu is a Windows enhancement console that provides the various consoles and simple GUI applications in the form of single customizable tabbed GUI windows with multiple features. ConEmu contains a proper, smooth and friendly window resizing system.
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KiTTY

KiTTY is for Windows operating systems and regarded as the one of the best telnet and SSH client in the world. The stunning features of KiTTY are automatic password system, session’s filters, the session launcher, transparency, always visible, etc.
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MobaXterm

MobaXterm is a free server and tabbed SSH client for Windows operating. It is one of the best and enhanced terminals for multiple types of network tools for remote computing purposes.
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PowerShell

PowerShell is basically a task configuration and automation management framework that is developed by the Microsoft. That is why it is also called as Windows PowerShell. The parts of PowerShell are command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET framework.
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Cygwin

Cygwin is a Linux-based application for Windows that make it easy to port running on POSIX systems including Linux, BSD, and UNIX-based systems to Windows operating systems. Cygwin is one of the largest collections of GNU and open source tools that provide functionality similar to a Linux based distribution on Windows operating systems.
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Terminator

Terminator is a platform that provides multiple terminals in one window. The aim of Terminator is to produce a powerful tool for arranging terminals. It is based on the environment of GNOME-multi-term, quadkonsole, etc.
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GNOME Terminal

GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for GNOME desktop. GNOME Terminal lets the programmers and developers to access UNIX shell while being on the graphical desktop. GNOME Terminal actually emulates the xterm terminal emulator and provides some of the same features.
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Cmder

Cmder is a console emulator that provides great console experience even on Windows platform. Cmder is actually a portable console emulator for Windows. Cmder is the pack of various type of helping tools all with total portability.
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Windows Command Prompt

Windows Command Prompt is the built-in command running application in the Windows that enables the users to run MS-DOS commands and other types of commands. It enables the users to perform various tasks on the computer without going for Windows graphical interface.
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MTPuTTY

MTPuTTY stands for multi-tabbed PuTTY, is one of the best SSH client for Windows operating systems. MTPuTTY is little different from the MTPuTTY in the sense that there was a drawback in PuTTY and that was whenever the users need to start a new copy of PuTTY, he was required to open a new connection, however, there is no such headache in MTPuTTY.
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rxvt-unicode

rxvt-unicode is a highly customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. rxvt-unicode can be daemonized to run clients within a single process in order to minimize the use of system resources. The other name of rxvt-unicode is urxvt.
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ConsoleZ

ConsoleZ is actually a modified version of Console 2. It provides a better experience under all Windows platforms and also a better visual rendering. ConsoleZ supports quake style console animation, grouping views, splitting tabs into views, etc.
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FireCMD

FireCMD is regarded as enhanced command line environment for Windows platforms that makes actually interacting with the computer both powerful and user-friendly. FireCMD is integrated with various advanced tools such as FireCMD command shell, text editor, console emulator, terminal emulator for Windows operating systems, UNIX for Windows, availability of almost 218 new commands, a grabber for snapshots and much more to make the work of programmers editors and developers easy and simple.
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TCC/LE

TCC/LE stands for Take Command Console. The former name of TCC/LE was 4DOS. TCC/LE is regarded as the replacement of Windows Command Prompt. TCC/LE is a command line interpreter developed by the JP Software.
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ZOC

ZOC is a professional and advanced SSH, terminal emulator and telnet client for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. ZOC integrates all those emulations and advanced features that let the users access hosts and mainframes through a secure shell, serial cable, telnet, modem and other prevail methods of interactions.
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PuTTY

PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer utility that supports a number of network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection.
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Free

OpenSSH

OpenSSH is a free edition of the SSH connectivity utilities that technical users depend upon. It encrypts all traffic to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Further, the services give secure tunneling potentials and number of authentication techniques and support all SSH protocol versions.
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iTerms2

iTerm2 is a replacement for the terminal emulator for OS X. iTerm2 is the successor to iTerm. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with its best and advanced level of features.
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Codinn SSH Proxy

Codinn SSH Proxy is a platform for turning any SSH server into an SOCKS5 proxy within three simple steps. Codinn SSH Proxy is highly integrated with OS X Keychain and also a secure and intuitive SSH server.
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Free

FireSSH

FireSSH is a cross-platform SSH terminal client for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. FireSSH is written in JavaScript. The best about FireSSH is that it works easily and effectively with the security keys.
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ClusterSSH

ClusterSSH is a tool for managing multiple servers and SSH sessions. ClusterSSH is a platform that is used for making the same alike change on various servers simultaneously. It actually opens the ‘cssh’ command on a xterm to all designated hosts and admin console.
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TinyShell

TinyShell is an open source UNIX backdoor. This backdoor lets the users for a remote PTY, file upload and download. Before compiling TinyShell, users have required to setup the secret key of at least 12 characters.
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Free

MacTerm

MacTerm is a terminal for Mac OS X and one of the best and advanced replacement for the Mac OS X Terminal as well. The best about MacTerm is that it is not only an application, but it can be also used for creating own software as well.
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csshX

csshX is an SSH tool for managing multiple servers. It actually establish an SSH connection to a multiple number of servers and enable the users to open each in a separate terminal window.
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Codinn SSH Tunnel

Codinn SSH Tunnel is a platform for managing the SSH tunnels easily, securely and intuitively. The main advantages of using Codinn SSH Tunnel are its supportive SSH functions that support for both local & remote port forwarding tunnels;
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SecureCRT

SecureCRT consolidates rock-solid terminal emulation with the powerful encryption, data integrity, and authentication option of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT gives safe remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your enterprise.
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Free

Chrome Secure Shell

Chrome Secure Shell is an SSH client and terminal emulator being offered by the Chrome Secure Shell Publishers. It is a xterm-compatible terminal emulator and a standalone SSH client for Google Chrome as well.
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SuperPuTTY

SuperPuTTY is a graphical user interface that supports SSH, SSH2, Rlogin, SCP and Mintty along with numerous configuration settings. The aim of the platform to enhance the capabilities of the PuTTY SSH and Telnet client by enabling you to launch it multiple tabs easily.

More About Console

The console is a Windows console and Window enhancement application just like Mintty. Some advanced features of Console are multiple tabs, text editor just like text selection, and multiple background types, alpha and color key transparency, multiple window styles, etc. Console for Windows is entirely different from the integrated command system in all Windows operating systems. In command system of Windows, users can’t perform the copy & paste function, mark mode can’t be enabled automatically, and the Windows arbitrary resize can’t be performed by dragging, it is impossible to navigate to folders that the users need to map a network drive. However, all these functions and features are available in Console and in addition to these features and functions, Console contains many other features as well. These features are define a console alias for the specified executable, allocates a new console, creates a console screen buffer, flushes the console input buffer, etc.

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