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Frontend Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

iTerm2 is my goto terminal. This is the first thing I install while setting up my new computer.

The terminal is very lightweight, runs natively, supports a multi-tab layout, split-screen layout, or both.

The kind of settings it provides is limitless. You can really customize it for your liking.

The best features I like are:

- Natural text editing keyboard scheme.

- Keyboard shortcuts

- Split-screen and window management

- Color scheme customizations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

iTerm2 is almost perfect and there is almost nothing I dislike.

There could be a slight improvement in performance when a lot of sessions are open. Other than that, iTerm2 is best. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Leave the default terminal. Just go for iTerm2. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

iTerm2 helps me daily with my development flows. Be it running apps, servers, local development tools, package managers like brew, iTerm does it all. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer (SDE2)
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

iTerm2 is the defacto standard for web developers on macOS. It works well, is very customisable and has a beautiful UI. It allows for many different profiles and can be customised for different use-cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything I dislike, it does everything I expect from a command-line application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just use it, it's open-source and certainly the best option out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Day-to-day activities of a software engineer (git version control, running of node servers, installing of packages, and so on) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CGT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows to save the profile names and password.I can also set shortcut for those profiles and password which is great the option in iTerm2.It's much faster compared to default mac terminal and it provides more customization options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you have multiple tabs and dark theme then it's hard to notify in which tab you are currently working, If that can be identified by some colored dots in the heading of the tab or some good color change it will be easy for he developer. Apart from this I don't have any problem with iTerm2. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I was using default mac terminal but after using iTerm2 I stopped using default mac terminal. I recommend to all the developers out there and it's free also so everyone can download and use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to browse my project, to modify the files and to run some commands which is needed for my projects.The shortcuts in CLI in iTerm is best like CTL+A to move the cursor to beginning of the command CTL+E for end of the command.Split option makes easier when you have to match information on two different window. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Consultant - Technical Lead Drupal
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Probably the best terminal I ever used, so many customisations possible, very frequent updates that always bring something new to the table or brings you great improvements. Possible to be used with other flavours of terminals like Fish or ZSH,... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of things to configure which might be a bit overwhelming for a new user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replacing the default terminal app of Mac Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Being able to run my commands on a very very customizable tool, it's usually stable and helps getting things done as expected, also it runs fast and doesn't seem to consume a lof of the computer resources which is always a good thing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

From time to time it's not as stable as I'd like to, nothing too bad, bug if I had something to improve it'd be the stability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great software, you should use it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running commands, managing local files, even editing text sometimes (which might not be as practical and feel kinda old school, but still is fun to do from time to time), managing version control for different projects, etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have tried a lot of command line applications and i found this to be the best of all. Iterm2 does provide a lot of functionalities. It provides lot of keyboard shortcuts, password manager to save the server passwords. You can create user profiles and assign different setting for each profile. It also does provide various themes and fonts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It lacks the functionality to auto enter the password when trying to login to the server unlike an app called terminus which auto enters the password if it is saved. So in Iterm2 i need to go to password manager and select the password. If that functionality is incorporated, i do not have any other cons with Iterm2. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

User Profiles and keyboard shortcuts is the best part of Iterm2. Custom keyboard shortcuts can be created and saved in a profile as well . So there are many user profiles and custom keyboard shortcuts are available on the internet, that can be imported in Iterm2. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do use it run commands in general, connect to servers, browse through project directories and open files. Since it provides options to create multiple profiles with various configurations, It is very helpful for me as i have automated it to run some commands after opening a server which is required by my organisation. Also the keyboard shortcuts are very helpful, like moving the cursor to beginning or end, delete a word or entire line. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The ability to open multiple tabs and, above all, multiple panels in the same window. I am a developer and vert frequently I need to keep multiple shell opened in the same window.

I like the ability to customize the colors of the shell and the integration with ZSH and nmux that improves a lot the terminal experience.

You can set almost any hotkey combination imaginable. The value in this is improving and streamlining productivity one hotkey at a time.

The application provides also interesting plugins that allows you to speed up your work. For example you can see images within the shell with Image Plugin. Very useful when you are working with folders that contains a lot of images.

Another key iTerm2 feature that I like so much is built-in search, which makes poring over pages-long log files much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes keyboards combinations does not work as expected and you need to do a little manual configuration before to work.

Font rendering is not the best in some circumstances but close and reopen the application solves the issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the application with ZSH improves a lot your experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can see logs from multiple sources in the same window thanks to multiple panels, can not live without it.

You are able to move panels in any direction, in this way you can organize your work in the best way you need. This is one of the most benefit I have realized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The colours ! Lots of theme can be applied. So many plugins can be added. I use this extension called Oh My Zsh, which is a really cool extension. Gives you a lot of options like themes, auto complete, shortcuts and so much more. Its so light weight. Features like multiple windows and so much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far there's nothing to dislike in it. It's all going good man. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the most colourful terminal I've seen or used so far. So many plugins so many features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use terminal almost all the time. I'm a developer and I refrain from using the mouse and this terminal is the best so far I've used. So colourful and so light weight Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer In Test
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Iterm2 with Zsh customisations are the best. Dark theme in iterm2 is a boon to the people who work in night. Zsh have many plugins such as autosuggestions and reverse keyword search to help you run the commands with ease. We can setup hotkeys to manage multiple window configurations.

Community support and Frequent releases makes me love the product more. There is good amount of plugins across the plugin generation yet still the plugin marketplace needs to mature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Toggling between multiple screens could have had a shortcut. Integrations with system notification for many terminal actions. Resizing makes the terminal break. SSH sessions are not sustained. Integration options are custom built and are not readily available in the internet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very customisable terminal with huge benefits across preferences Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dev Workflow Refinement. Writing python scripts to manipulate the terminal to access various projects. Integration with AWS, Freshrelease and Github makes the life easier by not working with the UI components in Browser. All the actions (code changes, ec2 instance deployment, Task status updates in freshrelease) with the above can be done through terminal commands and python script API provided by iterm2 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The terminal application iTerm2 is a must-have for any macOS installation. It is an easier, friendlier, and more feature rich alternative to the bundled macOS Terminal application. The ability to have different profiles for different terminal use cases is invaluable. The timestamp functionality to know when you ran commands is quite useful. The ability to have multiple windowed tabs in different configurations is wonderful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find that some of the command shortcuts are not as intuitive as I would expect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wanted a more feature packed, accessible, and easy-to-use terminal option for macOS with the extensibility not found in other options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Data Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Visually it is much nicer to look at than Terminal and you can download skins and such. The font if easier on the eyes and most of the engineers on our team use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. I like it way better than Terminal. It's not very clear how you get cool add-ons. I learned about them by accident. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'm pretty sure it's the standard for engineers using macOS. Lots of skins you can Google for. My favorite is AdventureTime. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mac Terminal was ugly and hard to read but it probably was customizable but even out the box, iTerm2 was good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

iTerm has a bunch of useful features that make it an indispensable replacement for the default OS X Terminal application. It supports tabs, split panes, configurable scrollback, and a great set of visual affordances.

The best thing, though, is that it's a first class OS X citizen -- links are clickable, it can be configured to treat tmux sessions as additional windows & panes, and can highlight text based on pre-defined criteria. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's so configurable that it can be hard to get setup. Once you have a workflow that works for you, it's great! Getting there can be a bit of an adventure, though. It has a ton of options and documentation to match. However, getting a good setup involves a lot of trial and error. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Find a good set of profiles that works for you. Configure different profiles for each of your operating environments (development, staging, production). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use iTerm as a programmer's terminal application -- I use it to connect to development, staging & production systems for debugging and monitoring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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iOS Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Flexibility, Open Source Support and the community Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing I can think of. I haven't used that much to dislike I think. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use every day to go through some directories on my mac. I use it to run some scripts. I use aliases a lot Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mobile Apps Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy of Use, Auto complete suggestions, colour combinations and user control. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing as such or any disadvantage I can think. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it, its the best command line application available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

iTerm2 is very easy to use and fast command line application. We are using iTerm for day to day development task and mainly for git command line tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Iterm 2 is hands down the best terminal if you're using a mac. Period. No questions there has been a lot of though put down in creating such a beautify terminal. The theming community is great and the terminal is snappy to boot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing again. iTerm2 has never betrayed me for any task I threw at it. The timely updates do help keep it good. 👍🏼 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Code Terminal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

If you open up your terminal at least once a week it will make your live a little bit better. If you spend most of your day in a terminal, you can't live without it. I mean you can, but why bother? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If I'd have a gun to my head, to absolutely name one flaw, maybe I'd say the customisation options for keyboard shortcuts (addig one) might need a bit of clarifications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

iTerm is just superior to any terminal application awailable for macos in every way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The app is so open, there's a seemingly endless list of options that allow customisation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Still the usual limitations of working CLI. Can be intimidating to beginners. Perhaps a type of predictive text or similar would be a useful addition for newcomers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great alternative to the default terminal. Fantastically open to personalisation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously I'd used the terminal from within VS Code. Freeing it up and adding my own customisation has increased it's usefulness. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Customization. iTerm allows me to do my work the way i like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At the moment nothing. There's really no other terminal alternative for Mac that is worth using. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't wait, start using it today, you will ask yourself why did you wait so long. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Daily development tasks around source control and automations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is easy to use, easy to customise and gives the user the true experience of a unix terminal, The password manager feature makes it safer to use,Being able to color code tabs makes it easier to identify your workspace when working with multiple tabs. The fact that its open source there is continuous improvement on the application. Automatic profile switching is also a great feature.If ever you loose a connection to a server you can easily use the restart session feature and this will ensure you do not loose history of the work you have been doing.The feature for showing timestamps makes it easier to follow up on what you have done and gives you details of exactly when you did it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing that can be improved is the update process where it in most cases does not automatically update the application.Another cool feature for this would be the ability to open a folder in finder from the terminal,This can go a long way in improving how users interact with the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tthis product is way better than the default terminal that comes with the OSx, I recommend this product and you should try it out.It makes efficient use of resources. Has many features that improve the way you interact with the terminal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

iTerm2 makes it easier to administer work on different servers at the same time and at doing it in a way that makes it easy for the user to understand what they are doing, how they are supposed to do it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

iTerm allows you to do just about anything that you would want with your terminal. You can set up different window arrangements, shortcuts, visual customizations, support for oh-my-zsh and other plugins, fonts that utilize glyphs for git, and much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My only substantial complaint with iTerm is that it is difficult to work through the settings/preferences. Luckily, there are plenty of articles online to walk you through just about anything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look up articles on Medium or similar sites that cover the customization of iTerm. There are so many more features than you could possibly know without having external help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Essentially anything that is done via the shell. I use it for git, spinning up servers, testing, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Lots of customizations, like opening new tabs in the same directory, plenty of themes online for iterm colors, fast, unlimited history scrollback. Being able to use my mouse to edit a long command in between is invaluable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My only gripe is that the unlimited scrollback for history doesn't always seem to work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A better, more customizable terminal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

i like alot to use iterm2, i think it brings the best from the terminals from any other unix like system, its customizable which its very nice to have, and the ability to split screen to have many windows on the same terminal, its very stable, no crashes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

theres no much to dislike, iterm2 team do it very nice, its very stable terminal, in 2 years just 1 crash, so i think its very reliable, i would like to have the option to change the color of the non focuses windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes i recommend it alot, i think its a good alternative to the default terminal on the mac Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we work alot with command line, and i think it powers your day by having options that you cant get on the default terminal, and the split options to have more windows on the same screen its very useful when using it to match info on different windows Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its speed, configurability, feature rich Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far I haven't found any problems to mention Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All terminal related workflows. Primarily web development, scripting, server management via ssh, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has really awesome built-in autocomplete feature and tabbed navigation. It is as easy to use as regular Terminal app, and it comes all ready to go out of the box without any additional customizations. iTerm2's visual style is highly customizable, so you can adjust it anyway you want it to be whether it is different colour scheme, font, transparency etc. What I also like about it compare to different Terminal replacement apps is the fact that is completely free to use, and that it is open source application with great support and constant updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there is nothing that I don't like about it. I wish that it was a default version for Terminal on all Macs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are tired of default Terminal app's plain look and limited functionality, then you should definitely try using iTerm2. It is the best alternative and replacement in my opinion, and it is absolutely free to use! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a front-end developer I use iTerm2 on daily basis. Some apps and features of my project can be run exclusively only from command line, such as different tasks for optimizing images, kickstarting gulp, npm, etc. Having to work with console on daily basis I prefer iTerm2 over any other Terminal app for its awesome fresh look that I easily customized to my liking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

iTerm2 offers lots of freedom in customization, and has the potential to look beautiful and make you more productive than with the default terminal. iTerm2 is a very decent successor to the older iTerm, and it's being continually improved, with almost weekly updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Because there's a ton of customization, sometimes navigating the menus can get bothersome, and finding a setting you need is not so easy unless you use Google to look for help, which I often have to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you use Terminal.app on a daily basis, give iTerm2 a try, you can install it and keep both of them in case you don't like it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of open logs is easier, exporting and having infinite scrollback is a plus, and a must-have now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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