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What is iTerm2?

A replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.12 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
iTerm2 is a tool in the Terminal Emulators category of a tech stack.
iTerm2 is an open source tool with 11.7K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to iTerm2's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses iTerm2?

Companies
43 companies reportedly use iTerm2 in their tech stacks, including Software Engineer (JAVA), useinsider, and WISESIGHT.

Developers
287 developers on StackShare have stated that they use iTerm2.

iTerm2 Integrations

GNU Bash, macOS, Oh My ZSH, Zsh (Z shell), and GitDuck are some of the popular tools that integrate with iTerm2. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with iTerm2.
Pros of iTerm2
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iTerm2's Features

  • Split Panes
  • Hotkey Window
  • Search
  • Autocomplete
  • Mouseless Copy
  • Paste History
  • Instant Replay
  • Configurability
  • 256 Colors (or more!)
  • Readability
  • Mouse Reporting
  • Growl Support
  • Exposé Tab
  • Tagged Profiles
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Triggers
  • Shell Integration
  • Automatic Profile Switching
  • Inline Images
  • Password Manager

iTerm2 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to iTerm2?
Hyper
Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. What makes it different from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is that you don't start servers, but start docker images directly from Docker Hub or other registries.
Hyper Terminal
The goal of the project is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards. Focus will be primarily around speed and stability.
tmux
It enables a number of terminals to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.
Termius
The #1 cross-platform terminal with built-in ssh client which works as your own portable server management system in any situation.
Putty
It is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. It is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.
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iTerm2's Followers
214 developers follow iTerm2 to keep up with related blogs and decisions.