OpenTerminal
OpenTerminal
2.07

4.4

OpenTerminal free download for Mac

OpenTerminal2.07

31 July 2010

Opens the Terminal with cd command.

Overview

OpenTerminal opens the Terminal with cd command.

When you are working in the Finder and you discover that you need a terminal window you have to open "Terminal" and "cd" to the folder you were working on. With OpenTerminal you just click its icon or use the Finder's contextual menu and a terminal with the correct path shows up.

The advantage of OpenTerminal over other available tools is that it can run in the background (without using processor time) and react instantly because it doesn't have to start up first. It's also more refined than the other tools I know of: it includes workarounds for several Finder and Terminal bugs, supports Spaces, and it doesn't open superfluous terminal windows.

The sourcecode is also available.

What's new in OpenTerminal

Version 2.07:
  • Works better with Mac OS X's Spaces feature
  • Includes some new workarounds for iTerm bugs
  • The alternative icon for the Finder's toolbar has been updated so it's no longer misaligned.
  • Works better with Visor (added in 2.06b)

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How would you rate OpenTerminal app?

15 Reviews of OpenTerminal

5
Crunc
29 July 2010
Version: 2.06

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Amazing customer service, especially seeing how this is free! And such a useful utility. Thanks again for the tweak to make it work great with Visor!
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5
Jichi
04 January 2012
Version: 2.07
Has been using OpenTerminal for years. And still my best choice on OS X Lion. However, after switched to iTerm2 from iTerm, I found OpenTerminal didn't work with iTerm2. Wish the developer add the support for iTerm2 as well. I used this app with iKey and mapped MAC+F1 to open iTerm here which saved me lot of time. I would definitely purchase this app if it goes on AppStore. Anyway, thx a lot for the developer for his work.
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Ulyssesric
21 May 2011
Version: 2.07
@monoclast: Thanks for the "cdf" idea. But the script failed to work when the pathname contains white spaces. I've tweaked the script for a work-around: alias cdf="eval \"cd \\\"\\\`osascript -e 'tell app \\\\\\\"Finder\\\\\\\" to return the POSIX path of (target of window 1 as alias)'\\\`\\\"\"" Adding this line to ~/.bashrc, and every terminal environment could "cdf" to the directory of the frontmost Finder window.
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Ulyssesric
21 May 2011
Version: 2.07
@monoclast: Thanks for the "cdf" idea. But the script failed to work when the pathname contains white spaces. I've tweaked the script for a work-around: alias cdf="eval \"cd \\\"\\\`osascript -e 'tell app \\\\\\\"Finder\\\\\\\" to return the POSIX path of (target of window 1 as alias)'\\\`\\\"\"" Adding this line to ~/.bashrc, and every terminal environment could "cdf" to the directory of the frontmost Finder window.
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ehunt123
17 August 2010
Version: 2.07
By far the best approach for anyone who is a heavy cli user. cdto is buggy, not updated, and relies on appscript for iTerm. The background app is also a different approach than most so its speed is a bit faster.
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5
Crunc
29 July 2010
Version: 2.06
Amazing customer service, especially seeing how this is free! And such a useful utility. Thanks again for the tweak to make it work great with Visor!
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Crunc
29 July 2010
Version: 2.06
I like this a lot, except that it doesn't seem to work well with Visor. I hope the developer can get that working. Perhaps in cooperation with the developers of Visor?
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dertg556
01 September 2009
Version: 2.0.5
Snow Leopard compatibility? Any news?
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anonymous-heron-1307
10 September 2008
Version: 2.0.4
2.0.4 doesn't seem to find (a recent) iTerm…
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Hazmat
26 January 2008
Version: 2.0.4
Great stuff! Thanks so much.
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Jgc94131
22 December 2007
Version: 2.0.3
In Leopard Terminal now supports Tabs. Will you be updating OpenTerminal to support that?
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Thomas-Wiesehöfer
05 December 2006
Version: 2.0.3
Thanks for sharing this idea! I have added your instructions to the OpenTerminal readme file. I've slightly modified them to work with OpenTerminal, so that "cdf" can use OpenTerminals functionality (support for Unicode file names, cd to the desktop if no windows are open, cd to the trash folder, etc.) An especially cool thing with your command is that it works with every terminal application including xterm.
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JollyRoger8X
30 November 2006
Version: 2.0.2
For anyone interested, I accomplish the same thing with a simple addition to my ~/.bashrc file: #################################################################### # implement cdf command # # (changes the working dir to the front-most window of the Finder) # #################################################################### cdf() { eval cd "`osascript -e 'tell app "Finder" to return the quoted form of the POSIX path of (target of window 1 as alias)' 2>/dev/null`" } With this added to your .bashrc file, you can open a terminal window and type "cdf" to change the working directory to the front-most Finder window.
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5
Oberbastler
02 November 2006
Version: 2.0
Great application, really fast, the contextual menu works perfectly (I don't use the other features), and best of all, it works with iTerm, which I much prefer over Terminal.app .
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anonymous-heron-1307
02 November 2006
Version: 2.0
Wherever I put OpenTerminal (Finder window toolbar, dock) it says that I should run it from the dock then doesn't open anything...
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Slithytove
30 October 2006
Version: 1.5.1
A simple Applescript saved as an Application and copied to the Finder toolbar would do the same without this 'background mode' stuff. Like the icon though.
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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