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iTerm
iTerm
3.4.8
4.7
0.0
iTerm free download for Mac

iTerm for Mac

25 May 2021

Modern fork of older iTerm project.

What is iTerm for Mac

iTerm is a fork of the older iTerm project. iTerm is a Terminal replacement and the successor of iTerm. It focuses on speed, internationalization, and building new features to improve your life.

What's new in iTerm

Version 3.4.8:
  • A bug where background images didn't appear correctly when subpixel antialiasing was enabled.
iTerm for Mac Old Versions

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What customer like

Performance
User Experience
Support

What needs improvements

Regular updates

iTerm qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.0
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hanzmu9
hanzmu9
May 28 2021
3.4.8
0.0
May 28 2021
0.0
Version: 3.4.8
Highly recommend it ! iTerm is a good replacement for basic terminal window
hannahkominsky67
hannahkominsky67
May 25 2021
3.4.8
3.0
May 25 2021
3.0
Version: 3.4.8
Wow, it's fantastic terminal emulator! Really like itttttttt!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 14 2019
3.3.6
0.0
Oct 14 2019
0.0
Version: 3.3.6
The v3.3.6 update is CRITICAL due to an ancient security flaw just discovered, CVE-2019-9535. More here: '7-Year-Old Critical RCE Flaw Found in Popular iTerm2 macOS Terminal App' https://thehackernews.com/2019/10/iterm2-macos-terminal-rce.html
ecjb
ecjb
Mar 28 2019
3.2.8
5.0
Mar 28 2019
5.0
Version: 3.2.8
The program is free, but the author has a donate button on his website. Just having multiple panes per tab was enough to have me install the app and donate $20 to him for it. The app has many other features as well and is an awesome terminal emulator.
kenbrunell
kenbrunell
Oct 29 2018
3.2.4
5.0
Oct 29 2018
5.0
Version: 3.2.4
The most amazing terminal emulator I've ever found. I sure wish I could have it on Windows, too.
benam
benam
Oct 26 2018
3.2.4
5.0
Oct 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.2.4
I suppose I /could/ live without it. But I wouldn't want to.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Sep 26 2018
3.2.1
5.0
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Must have upgrade to macOS Terminal.
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Sep 25 2018
3.2.1
0.0
Sep 25 2018
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
Upgraded to Mojave this morning and then upgraded iTerm2 to 3.2.1. When I launch it, I see a message, "Unable to find any JVMs matching version "(null)". No Java runtime present, try --request to install." I'm not sure why this is the case, as I don't believe iTerm2 is Java-based. It hasn't affected anything so far, but it's curious....
Dep-Dol
Dep-Dol
Jul 21 2018
3.1.7
5.0
Jul 21 2018
5.0
Version: 3.1.7
Nice!
screen_name
screen_name
Mar 12 2018
3.1.5
5.0
Mar 12 2018
5.0
Version: 3.1.5
Excellent tool. Great replacement for the standard macOS terminal. Highly recommended!
isdn
isdn
May 14 2017
3.0.14
5.0
May 14 2017
5.0
Version: 3.0.14
Excellent terminal emulator.
Awado
Awado
Dec 24 2016
3.0.13
5.0
Dec 24 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0.13
Very satisfied. A must have with lots of features and frequent updates. Many thanks to the developer. The only thing I'm missing is the drag and drop of text selextions within the terminal windows like in Apple's Terminal.
evilinstone
evilinstone
Sep 3 2016
3.0.8
2.0
Sep 3 2016
2.0
Version: 3.0.8
Great terminal emulator for OSX. A lot additional options.
But always back to Terminal.app

iTerm rendering fonts so awful.
After Terminal.app text in iTerm looks like a shit.
ggt667
ggt667
Sep 3 2016
3.0.8
5.0
Sep 3 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0.8
My favorite terminal emulator for MacOS X.

I use this app 15/7
rardin
rardin
Aug 12 2016
3.0.7
0.0
Aug 12 2016
0.0
Version: 3.0.7
It's worth noting that 3.0.7 is a stable beta. 3.0.4 is still being distributed as the official release.
Hleinders
Hleinders
Jul 29 2016
3.0.5
5.0
Jul 29 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
This is definitely the best terminal app for OS X. Especially for people who have a lot of remote boxes to connect to this terminal is a must have. Also I don't agree on the bad rendering - just use a proper font and everything is clear and readable (iMac retina). I _really_ use this daily. And yes, it's free - but a tool which I use so frequently seemed to be worth a few bucks to me, so I've donated. So I'm serious by saying: Great App.
evilinstone
evilinstone
Jul 5 2016
3.0.4
2.0
Jul 5 2016
2.0
Version: 3.0.4
Very useful tool with no possibility to replace Terminal.app for me. iTerm rendering fonts so awful so after 10min I always back to the Terminal.app. In iTerm 3 nothing changed. This same awful fonts rendering.
kscmint
kscmint
Jun 23 2016
3.0.2
4.5
Jun 23 2016
4.5
Version: 3.0.2
My standard terminal interface. I use it all the time.
trim262
trim262
Feb 25 2016
2.1.4
5.0
Feb 25 2016
5.0
Version: 2.1.4
Great terminal emulator.
Ceeone
Ceeone
Dec 9 2015
2.1.4
5.0
Dec 9 2015
5.0
Version: 2.1.4
An essential for any developer.
sketchdesigner
sketchdesigner
Apr 7 2015
2.0
5.0
Apr 7 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0
My Lover!
chrisgeorge0627
chrisgeorge0627
Mar 23 2015
2.0
5.0
Mar 23 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0
great and free
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Mar 14 2015
2.0
0.0
Mar 14 2015
0.0
Version: 2.0
iTerm may be nice, but the truth is that there has been much improvement to the OS X Terminal app in recent years. I use it regularly in Yosemite, and it properly and beautifully displays PC-ANSI graphics on BBSes. The key is to know and use the proper settings. Here is proof: http://www.billkochman.com/BBS/BBS-Log-On-Screen.png http://www.billkochman.com/BBS/Here-Lies-BBSing-Log-On.png http://www.billkochman.com/BBS/BBS-Main-Menu.png http://www.billkochman.com/BBS/BBS-Transfer-Menu.png http://www.billkochman.com/BBS/BBS-Log-Off-Screen.png
Hachepunto
Hachepunto
Jul 16 2014
2.0
5.0
Jul 16 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0
¡Excelent!
Jgj
Jgj
Jul 15 2014
2.0
0.0
Jul 15 2014
0.0
Version: 2.0
MacUpdate devs: I think you need to remove the "(beta)" from the end of the short description of this software. 2.0 is not a beta, at least not according to its website.
Akanico
Akanico
May 25 2014
1.0.0.20140518
5.0
May 25 2014
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20140518
Much more flexible than default terminal app, chose it as soon as tried it.
Shodan
Shodan
Jan 7 2014
1.0.0.20110907
4.5
Jan 7 2014
4.5
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
I agree, all of these links are out of date. The latest version was released on December 28, 2013. I love this app and hopefully MU will update this listing sometime soon.
bbw7
bbw7
Jul 4 2013
1.0.0.20110907
5.0
Jul 4 2013
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
The above MU links are all out of date (there is a 1.0.0.2013xxxx version). The downloads can be found here: http://www.iterm2.com/#/section/downloads
Dm9999
Dm9999
May 15 2013
1.0.0.20110907
5.0
May 15 2013
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
Apple Terminal is fine. But iTerm2 is excellent!
Kfiller
Kfiller
Jul 30 2012
1.0.0.20110907
4.5
Jul 30 2012
4.5
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion compatible build is here: http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/downloads/detail?name=iTerm2-1_0_0_20120726.zip Much thanks to the developer for continuing to maintain this awesome alternative to Terminal.app
bbw7
bbw7
Jul 17 2012
1.0.0.20110907
5.0
Jul 17 2012
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
I like it if only for the fact that one only has to highlight text to then paste it, i.e. no more highlighting and then typing CMD C to copy it. Also like the tool bar that has a entry window to type commands before actually running them. I recommend the beta version as I noticed right away some obvious bugs in ver 1.0, which are cleared up in the later release, e.g. the transparency feature doesn't work in 1.0, but does in the beta version. Also like the format of the Help feature, i.e. everything is layed out in one long page, and it seems fairly extensive.
ryanbagueros
ryanbagueros
Nov 23 2011
1.0.0.20110907
5.0
Nov 23 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
For the longest time, I would see announcements about a new version of iTerm2 and would skip right past, thinking "what could it possibly have that Terminal.app doesn't? what a waste of time", I also missed that it was open source. A month or two ago, I downloaded it and felt like a fool. There's all kinds of feature improvements over Terminal.app + I've switched over exclusively to iTerm2. I spend a lot of time in shell + I can't emphasize enough how much better life is with iTerm2.
Pacman
Pacman
Sep 27 2011
1.0.0.20110907
5.0
Sep 27 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
I simply *HATE* that searching forwards searches backwards and searching backwards searches forwards. How'd you feel if your car turned left, when you turned the steering-wheel clockwise ?? Also, I'd like it possible to disable the 'wrapped around' image that flashes in the window, when reaching the end of the searches.
Pjm
Pjm
Sep 9 2011
1.0.0.20110907
5.0
Sep 9 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
Fantastic update to iTerm, and better than Terminal in so many ways. The current developer is making some great advancements in functionality: if you spend a significant amount of time staring at a terminal window this application is a must have.
Holypoly
Holypoly
Aug 31 2011
1.0.0
0.0
Aug 31 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0.0
Here's the link to the newest beta as for today: http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/downloads/detail?name=iTerm2-1_0_0_20110828.zip&can=1&q=
Free
4.7
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
License: 
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