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iTerm2 review by Vinay A.
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"External OS X Terminal Replacement"

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.

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.

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).

What business 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.

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iTerm2 review by Brighton M.
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"Best Terminal client"

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.

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.

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.

What business 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.

What Terminal Emulator solution do you use?

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iTerm2 review by Mohit P.
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"If you work with command line tools Please Go for it! "

What do you like best?

Customization provided. We can choose from so many fonts, change appearance, change the arrangement of the screen layout. The best part of this is it's free!!!. It's very stable too, I am using this application for past 6 months now but it never crashed.

What do you dislike?

It's only for mac. I think it should have been added for Windows and Linux too. No other Terminal application provide so much of the customization to the user at zero cost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are back-end developer or if you use the terminal in any way please go for it. All of the developers who are using mac have installed Iterm on their machine in our company. Once you start to use Iterm you will never go back to the default terminal. As it's free it won't burn your pocket. Also if you install Iterm Please add oh-my-zsh plugin. it's here https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh.

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

Original default terminal on mac does not provide so much of the customization to the user. Also if you add oh-my-zsh plugin on top of ITerm it will make you pro developer!

iTerm2 review by Mauro O.
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"For a better experience than the default terminal"

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.

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.

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.

What business 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.

iTerm2 review by Administrator
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"Pretty nice terminal emulator"

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.

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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes i recommend it alot, i think its a good alternative to the default terminal on the mac

What business 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

iTerm2 review by Ted D.
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"So simple to use, obvious upgrade and standard for our entire Dev Team"

What do you like best?

When you're trying to replace an application/feature that comes standard with OSX you mean straddle the line between adding enough features to make it worth the upgrade without adding too much complexity.

This is what iTerm has been able to do. Almost visually identical to terminal, iTerm provides some much needed features and customizations that apple has not included.

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Really, I hope they don't change a thing!

Recommendations to others considering the product

None, just use it!

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

A clean and easy to use alternative to Terminal that includes features such as Split-pane view and Searching with word highlighting (like most browsers).

iTerm2 review by User in Education Management
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"Only Term I Use"

What do you like best?

I tend to have a lot of logs or processes I need to run via Terminal. iTerm allows for this easily by having multiple windows available within the same tab.

What do you dislike?

Out of the box, it's pretty solid. I have a lot of customization that I need to perform in order to get it up to how I like it, and the Preferences section can be a little counter-intuitive at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free, so it's worth the download.

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

I'm the go-to debugger and server admin for our project. As such, I need to have a number of logs open and connections to different servers. One of the biggest issues with just using the built in MacOS Terminal is having multiple instances running. With iTerm, I can see everything I need in one location.

iTerm2 review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Best replacement for default Mac Terminal app"

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.

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.

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!

What business 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.

iTerm2 review by User
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"iTerm2 is better than Terminal of MacOS"

What do you like best?

I use Mac and iterm2 is my default tool to use . I can save multiple profiles and open multiple sessions with shortcut keys and broadcast commands to all windows. The options provided are customisable and saves you a lot of time.

What do you dislike?

If the system disconnects from VPN, the iterm2 window takes more time to disconnect the session. Using Ctrl+C to disconnect the session does not work. This is annoying when we are mid-work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended. This tool will save a lot of time, if you can learn how to configure the profiles, window arrangements and key shortcuts.

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

To connect to servers in all environments and check logs in multiples nodes at same time.

iTerm2 review by Ben L.
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"If you spend any time in the terminal on mac, iTerm2 is a no brainer"

What do you like best?

A ton of options for customizing the terminal for your workflow that are not available from the mac default. Features such as the notes toolbelt save time and reduce context switching.

What do you dislike?

There are a ton of configurations and it's not always clear exactly what each one does, but hey it's a developer tool.

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

Command line interface for the Mac operating system for development workflows.

iTerm2 review by User
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"The best replacement for Terminal on the Mac"

What do you like best?

I love how much I can customize it. I can get the entire look and feel just like I want it.

What do you dislike?

I can't really think of anything I dislike about iTerm. There are tons of options and settings that I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of it's capabilities, but there's nothing I can think of to dislike about it.

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

I use iTerm for my command line application on almost a daily basis to interact with the repository of my codebase, to interact with file and folders, to ssh into servers, etc.

iTerm2 review by Hardik G.
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"Better than terminal"

What do you like best?

Black background is the best thing. It becomes easy to eye. You can increase the buffer size a lot to cat large files on the screen.

What do you dislike?

The new command line takes some time to appear, if the ssh link is broken.

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

Run mac terminal and linux machine commands. It is a perfect editor for command lines.

iTerm2 review by Dev M.
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"iTerm2"

What do you like best?

The customization is really neat and beautiful.

What do you dislike?

The default options are not enough, themes have to be downloaded from GitHub

Recommendations to others considering the product

Feel free to download and use it. It is really simple and nice and unique.

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

It is really smooth and simple so easy to use and thus improving efficiency.

iTerm2 review by Elena A.
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"Review of Iterm2"

What do you like best?

* Different colors of lines (so easy to read)

* Easy to find highlighted stuff with using grep

* Various commands

* Easy navigation

What do you dislike?

* Sometimes the screen freezes and i have to restart

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

I am using Iterm2 every day for accessing API logs and other stuff

iTerm2 review by User
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"Colorful and user friendly terminal"

What do you like best?

- The colors and background contrast

- Clickable link in terminal

What do you dislike?

- Font size can be improved

- Font variety can be improved by adding custom fonts

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Take feedback from users

- Probably reward them for providing valuable feedback

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

- Shell scripting

iTerm2 review by User in Computer Software
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"macOS terminal replacement at its best. "

What do you like best?

Creation of multiple profiles and customization of themes and shortcut keys.

Setting up trigger to highlight important words is an useful feature.

Search feature in console is cool.

What do you dislike?

Saving Window Arrangement could have been made simpler. It requires lot of work if you want to use a shortcut key - and you want to open a couple of windows with commands executing in each window.

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

For connecting to remote systems.

iTerm2 review by User
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"iTerm2 Review"

What do you like best?

Great terminal replacement. Adds on features that are very useful and also allows for easy themeing for a custom look

What do you dislike?

It has a lot of different options and settings that can be daunting for a first time user.

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

running git commands and doing other terminal and bash work.

iTerm2 review by User in Internet
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"i term is a great alternative to terminal on mac"

What do you like best?

customizable and multiple stacking windows.

What do you dislike?

nothing much, its very similar to treminal just takes getting used to

Recommendations to others considering the product

try it out

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

being able to run multiple windows at the same time

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