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Cathode is a graphically-rich, vintage terminal.

Bask in the glow of over-bright phosphors that flash on and slowly fade away. Customize the screen's curvature, colors, and transparency. Slow the bit-rate to a crawl. Watch the strange dance of beam desyncs and shifting colors. Turn up the noise, jitter, and flicker to add a realistic warmth. Immerse yourself in full-screen mode.

What's New

Version 2.2.0:


  • Alternate buffers for preserving state between shells and fullscreen programs
  • Fixed a line wrapping bug in tmux and other programs
  • Cursor hiding sequences now work
User Interface
  • Copied text preserves lines and ignores wrapping
  • Pasting large amounts of text no longer causes more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 8,707
Version Downloads 241
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 26 Aug 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $10.00
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