List Of Best Linux Terminal Emulators In 2021

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Insight: List Of Linux Terminal Emulators In 2021

Update: Previously, We wrote about the collection of terminal emulators for Linux in 2021. There are plenty of Linux terminal emulators available these days. We thought to update our old article on the Linux terminal and publish a new one with much more updated content.

Insight: List Of Linux Terminal Emulators In 2021

1) Tilix Terminal Emulator

Tilix is one of the popular Linux terminal emulator written on GTK 3. It has a tiling feature that can let you display more than one terminal in the same window at the same time.

Install Tilix On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / Ubuntu 19.10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/terminix
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install tilix

2) Tilda Emulator

Tilda is a Linux terminal emulator that is similar to Tilix but it can be pulled up and down from the top of the screen with a special hotkey.  The most annoying part of this terminal is that it currently works only on Xorg-based desktops

Install Tilda Terminal Emulator On Ubuntu Linux

simply run the following commands in Terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tilda

3) Cool-retro-term

This is the coolest Linux terminal emulator. It mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. Installation instruction can be found in this link. It uses the QML port of qtermwidget (Konsole).


Download Cool Terminal

4) QTerminal

It is a lightweight Qt-based terminal emulator and maintained by the LXQt project. It is based on QTermWidget.

Download QTerminal

5) Guake Terminal

Guake is a dropdown Linux terminal that is made for the GNOME desktop environment. Guake supports the Multimonitor setup.

Linux terminal emulator in 2019

Download And Installation Instruction

6) Terminator

Terminator Linux terminal emulator has an interesting feature. You can have multiple terminals in one window. The main focus is arranging terminals in grids.

Download Terminator

7) st – simple terminal

Lightweight terminal emulator which tends to be a very simple emulator.


Download st

8) AltYo

  It is a drop-down terminal emulator that is written in vala.

9) Konsole

Terminal Emulators For Linux

Konsole is the default terminal emulator for KDE based system. Its features are almost similar to the Gnome emulator. It also bookmarking function for directories and SSH.

Download Konsole


10) Xfce Terminal

Xfce Terminal is a lightweight and easy to use terminal emulator application with many advanced features including drop-down, tabs, unlimited scrolling, full colors, fonts, transparent backgrounds, and more.

Download Xfce Terminal

11) Mate Terminal

MATE Terminal is a fork of GNOME terminal.

Download Mate Terminal


This much for now. Let us know if there are any issues in this article.


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