iTerm
iTerm
3.3.10

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iTerm3.3.10

14 May 2020

Modern fork of older iTerm project.

Overview

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.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in iTerm

Version 3.3.10:
Security improvements:
  • Improves the method for gaining authorization to run Python scripts launched from outside iTerm2.
  • Version 3.3.9 deprecated the older auth mechanism based on the command line, requiring the user to consent to every connection. That was annoying.
There are now two ways to get permission:
  • The UI prompts on every connection.
  • The app requests a cookie using Applescript. Therefore, Applescript permission is required. This requires the user to consent only once per app that originates the connection.
  • Note that this does not affect scripts launched by iTerm2, such as those opened from the Scripts menu.
  • For more information, including details on how to use osascript to get a cookie.
New features:
  • Updated shell integration installer UI, now with internet-free install option.
  • Add a setting to Edit Session to prevent Automatic Profile Switching from changing the profile.
  • Add support for opening files to line number with IntelliJ.
  • Applescript can now launch a Python API script from an absolute path.
Improvements:
  • Add a delay before previewing a color preset to make it easier to navigate the menu quickly.
  • Set SSL_CERT_FILE and SSL_CERT_DIR when running Python scripts so they can use TLS.
  • Change "Broken Pipe" to "Session Ended" and make it a soothing blue color.
  • Network filesystems can not hang the UI any more. Calls to proc_pidinfo are now made in an XPC server.
  • Default to built-in mouse cursor on Catalina since it is now visible against a black background.
  • Updated internet access policy for all outgoing connections.
  • Improve appearance of items in the Uploads and Downloads menus.
  • "Flash tab bar in full screen" is now off by default since it is now a titlebar accessory.
  • Add keyboard shortcuts for some announcements.
  • The foreground and background color are shown in the context menu when exactly one cell is selected.
  • Automatically detect when mouse reporting control sequences are getting printed and offer to turn it off.
  • Automatically detect when paste bracketing control sequences are getting printed and offer to turn it off.
  • Tab label font size is now customizable in an advanced setting.
  • Improve legibility of highlighted search results in the profile list in dark mode.
  • Restore tmux window locations better when burying the attaching window.
  • Improve UI for selecting a key binding action.
  • Close the man page window (opened when tapping the man page button on the touch bar) when man quits.
  • You can now close the crash reporter with cmd-w.
  • Improve the appearance of window borders (when enabled in Appearance settings) on macOS 10.14+.
  • Improve usability of Arrangement prefs. You can now do multiple selection, rename, and undo.
  • Improve legibility of window titles in Minimal theme with light tab colors.
  • Improve legibility of autocomplete popup text.
  • Improve the tab color menu item UX.
  • Make clearing command history faster.
Bug fixes:
  • Fix a bug where hotkey windows could appear under the menu bar on secondary display.
  • Fix session restoration with custom shells.
  • Fix various crashes.
  • Fix a bug where a keypress with the option key in the very first keypress in a session could be
  • Misinterpreted.
  • Fix a bug where URLs with ports were sometimes not recognized.
  • Fix a bug where closing a tmux integration window with many tabs would send garbage to the
  • Command line of the attaching session.
  • Fix Shell>Close Terminal Window in tmux integration.
  • Fix support for ligatures with spaces when the advanced pref "Prefer speed to accuracy for characters with combining marks" is off.
  • Fix bugs with it2git
  • Fix bugs in tmux dashboard for session names containing nonbreaking spaces.
  • Fix bug where you couldn't map a keystroke to
  • increase height.
  • Fix high CPU utilization in some situations.
  • Fix a bug where attaching to tmux could restore a window to a different position than where it was before detaching.
  • Respect key action of "Ignore" when there is no terminal window.
  • Prevent annoying system log messages from IIONumber.
  • Fix a bug where applescript launched from Scripts menu would timeout improperly.
  • Fix escaping of single quotes in semantic history commands.
  • Fix a bug where new tabs created in Applescript weren't always usable right away.
  • Disable performance statistics to try to find cause of memory corruption bug.
  • Fix memory leaks.
  • Fix a bug where the arrow icon was missing from tmux tabs.
  • Replace calls to calloc() with a safer wrapper function.
  • Fix a bug where the zsh command line could be pushed into history unnecessarily.
  • Fix icon alignment in New Python Script window.

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How would you rate iTerm app?

33 Reviews of iTerm

5
ecjb
28 March 2019
Version: 3.2.8

Most helpful

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.
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Derekcurrie
14 October 2019
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
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5
ecjb
28 March 2019
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.
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5
kenbrunell
29 October 2018
Version: 3.2.4
The most amazing terminal emulator I've ever found. I sure wish I could have it on Windows, too.
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5
benam
26 October 2018
Version: 3.2.4
I suppose I /could/ live without it. But I wouldn't want to.
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5
Shock-J
26 September 2018
Version: 3.2.1
Must have upgrade to macOS Terminal.
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Just-Fred
25 September 2018
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....
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5
Dep-Dol
21 July 2018
Version: 3.1.7
Nice!
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5
chongo
12 March 2018
Version: 3.1.5
Excellent tool. Great replacement for the standard macOS terminal. Highly recommended!
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5
isdn
14 May 2017
Version: 3.0.14
Excellent terminal emulator.
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5
Awado
24 December 2016
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.
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evilinstone
03 September 2016
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.
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5
ggt667
03 September 2016
Version: 3.0.8
My favorite terminal emulator for MacOS X.

I use this app 15/7
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rardin
12 August 2016
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.
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5
Hleinders
29 July 2016
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.
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2.5
evilinstone
05 July 2016
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.
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4.5
kscmint
23 June 2016
Version: 3.0.2
My standard terminal interface. I use it all the time.
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5
trim262
25 February 2016
Version: 2.1.4
Great terminal emulator.
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5
Ceeone
09 December 2015
Version: 2.1.4
An essential for any developer.
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5
sketchdesigner
07 April 2015
Version: 2.0
My Lover!
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5
chrisgeorge0627
23 March 2015
Version: 2.0
great and free
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WordWeaver
14 March 2015
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
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5
Hachepunto
16 July 2014
Version: 2.0
¡Excelent!
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Jgj
15 July 2014
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.
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5
Akanico
25 May 2014
Version: 1.0.0.20140518
Much more flexible than default terminal app, chose it as soon as tried it.
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4.5
Shodan
07 January 2014
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.
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bbw7
04 July 2013
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
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5
Dm9999
15 May 2013
Version: 1.0.0.20110907
Apple Terminal is fine. But iTerm2 is excellent!
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4.5
Kfiller
30 July 2012
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
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5
bbw7
17 July 2012
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.
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5
ryanbagueros
23 November 2011
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.
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5
Pacman
27 September 2011
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.
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5
Pjm
09 September 2011
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.
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Holypoly
31 August 2011
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=
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