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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 9.5K GitHub stars and 945 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to iTerm2's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses iTerm2?

28 companies reportedly use iTerm2 in their tech stacks, including Red Sift, Typical project stack, and PassionDig.

93 developers on StackShare have stated that they use iTerm2.

iTerm2 Integrations

GNU Bash, Zsh (Z shell), Oh My ZSH, macOS, and Janetsh are some of the popular tools that integrate with iTerm2. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with iTerm2.

Why developers like iTerm2?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use iTerm2
Top Reasons

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?
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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.
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Windows Terminal
A new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community.
It aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash).
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iTerm2's Followers
59 developers follow iTerm2 to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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