OpenTerminal
OpenTerminal
2.07

4.4

OpenTerminal free download for Mac

OpenTerminal for Mac2.07

31 July 2010

Opens the Terminal with cd command.

What is OpenTerminal for Mac

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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Jichi
Jichi
Jan 4 2012
2.07
5.0
Jan 4 2012
5.0
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.
Ulyssesric
Ulyssesric
May 21 2011
2.07
0.0
May 21 2011
0.0
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.
Ulyssesric
Ulyssesric
May 21 2011
2.07
0.0
May 21 2011
0.0
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.
ehunt123
ehunt123
Aug 17 2010
2.07
0.0
Aug 17 2010
0.0
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.
Crunc
Crunc
Jul 29 2010
2.06
5.0
Jul 29 2010
5.0
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!
Crunc
Crunc
Jul 29 2010
2.06
5.0
Jul 29 2010
5.0
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?
dertg556
dertg556
Sep 1 2009
2.0.5
0.0
Sep 1 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
Snow Leopard compatibility? Any news?
anonymous-heron-1307
anonymous-heron-1307
Sep 10 2008
2.0.4
0.0
Sep 10 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
2.0.4 doesn't seem to find (a recent) iTerm…
Hazmat
Hazmat
Jan 26 2008
2.0.4
0.0
Jan 26 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
Great stuff! Thanks so much.
Jgc94131
Jgc94131
Dec 22 2007
2.0.3
0.0
Dec 22 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
In Leopard Terminal now supports Tabs. Will you be updating OpenTerminal to support that?
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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