Windows Terminal Tools

Introduced in 1985, Windows by Microsoft focuses on personal computing with its graphical user interface, pivotal in business, gaming, and everyday computing. It is the most popular OS in the world.


Today, its relevance persists with tools and enhanced graphics facilitating various professional tasks, making complex operations accessible, such as the Command Prompt (CMD.exe) and Powershell. 


Below is a list of terminal tools that work with Windows.

  1. age - A simple, modern and secure file encryption tool.
  1. aichat - all-in-one AI powered CLI chat and copilot.
  1. aider - AI pair programming in your terminal
  1. amfora - A fancy terminal browser for the Gemini protocol.
  1. amp - A complete text editor for your terminal.
  1. asn - ASN lookup tool and traceroute server
  1. atac - A simple API client (postman like) in your terminal.
  1. bandwhich - Terminal bandwidth utilization tool
  1. bat - A cat(1) clone with wings.
  1. bbcli - A TUI for accessing BBC News in the terminal.
  1. blink - tiniest x86-64-linux emulator.
  1. bottom - Yet another cross-platform graphical process/system monitor.
  1. broot - A new way to see and navigate directory trees.
  1. browsr - A pleasant file explorer in your terminal supporting all filesystems.
  1. btop - A terminal monitor of resources.
  1. buku - Personal mini-web in text
  1. byobu - Text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer
  1. calcure - Modern, customizable TUI calendar and task manager.
  1. carbon-now-cli - generate beautiful images of your code from right inside your terminal.
  1. chmod-cli - effortlessly generate chmod commands.
  1. cloc - Count lines of code in many programming languages
  1. cotp - trusted, encrypted, TOTP/HOTP authenticator with import functionality.
  1. cpufetch - Simple yet fancy CPU architecture fetching tool.
  1. crates-tui - A TUI for exploring
  1. csvlens - a csv viewer like less but made for csv.
  1. ctop - A top-like interface for container metrics.
  1. curl - A command line tool and library for transferring data.
  1. curlie - The power of curl, the ease of use of httpie.
  1. dblab - The database client designed for command line specialists.
  1. delta - A viewer for git and diff output.
  1. difftastic - A structural diff that understands syntax
  1. dijo - scriptable, curses-based, digital habit tracker.
  1. diskonaut - terminal disk space navigator.
  1. dive - A tool for exploring each layer in a docker image.
  1. dns53 - Expose your EC2 quickly, easily and privately within a VPC.
  1. docfd - TUI multiline fuzzy document finder.
  1. dog - A command-line DNS client.
  1. doggo - A command-line DNS client for humans.
  1. dolphie - Realtime MySQL health monitoring in the terminal.
  1. dooit - A TUI todo manager for the terminal
  1. dry - A Docker manager for the terminal.
  1. dua - View disk space usage and delete unwanted data, fast.
  1. ducker - A slightly quackers Docker TUI.
  1. duf - Disk Usage/Free Utility - a better 'df' alternative.
  1. dug - A global DNS propagation checker on your CLI
  1. dunk - Prettier git diffs in the terminal 🎨
  1. dust - A more intuitive version of du in rust
  1. dyff - diff tool for YAML files, and sometimes JSON.
  1. eddy - Simple, fast CLI file encryption tool.
  1. eget - Easily install prebuilt binaries from GitHub.
  1. elia - A TUI ChatGPT client built with Textual
  1. emacs - The extensible, customizable, free/libre display editor.
  1. erldash - A simple, terminal-based Erlang dashboard.
  1. exa - The original modern replacement for ls
  1. eza - A modern replacement for ls
  1. fastfetch - Like neofetch, but much faster.
  1. fd - A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find'
  1. fend - An arbitrary-precision unit-aware calculator.
  1. ffmpeg - record, convert and stream audio and video in the terminal.
  1. flawz - A TUI for browsing CVE security vulnerabilities.
  1. fnug - Run all your lints, tests and commands at once, in the terminal.
  1. fork-cleaner - A tool to clean up old and inactive forks on your GitHub account.
  1. fq - jq for binary formats.
  1. frogmouth - A Markdown browser for your terminal
  1. fx - command-line tool and terminal JSON viewer.
  1. fzf - A command-line fuzzy finder
  1. gallery-dl - Download image galleries and collections from image hosting sites.
  1. gdb - The GNU Project Debugger
  1. gdu - Pretty fast disk usage analyzer
  1. gh-dash - An interactive GitHub Dashboard for your terminal.
  1. ghq - Remote repository management made easy.
  1. git-cc - a git extension to help write conventional commits
  1. git-split-diffs - Syntax highlighted side-by-side diffs in your terminal
  1. gitui - A blazing fast TUI for git written in rust
  1. glances - A cross platform top/htop alternative in python.
  1. glow - Render markdown on the CLI, with pizzazz!
  1. goaccess - a real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer.
  1. gocovsh - A shell for interacting with Go coverage profiles.
  1. goji - Commitizen-like tool for formatting commit messages using emojis.
  1. gomuks - A terminal based Matrix client written in Go.
  1. goose - A database migration tool written in Go.
  1. gopass - The enhanced unix password manager for teams.
  1. goto - SSH manager for easy server access.
  1. gotop - A terminal-based graphical activity monitor written in Go.
  1. gping - Ping, but with a graph.
  1. grex - generate regular expressions from user-provided test cases.
  1. gri - manage git/gerrit change requests in the terminal.
  1. gtt - A TUI for Google Translate, ChatGPT, DeepL and other AI services.
  1. hackernews-tui - A Terminal UI (TUI) to browse Hacker News.
  1. halp - A CLI tool to get help with CLI tools.
  1. harlequin - The SQL IDE for Your Terminal.
  1. havn - A fast configurable port scanner with reasonable defaults.
  1. helix - A post-modern text editor.
  1. hexabyte - A modern, modular, and robust TUI hex editor.
  1. hexyl - A rust based command-line hex viewer
  1. hledger - Fast, friendly, robust plain text accounting software
  1. hostctl - A CLI tool to manage /etc/hosts like a pro!
  1. hours - no-frills time tracking toolkit for the command line.
  1. humble-explorer - cross-platform, command-line Bluetooth Low Energy scanner.
  1. hurl - Run and test HTTP requests with plain text.
  1. hwatch - An alternative watch command.
  1. hyperfine - A command-line benchmarking tool.
  1. jira-cli - Interact with Jira in the Terminal with Jira CLI.
  1. jless - A command-line JSON viewer.
  1. joshuto - ranger-like terminal file manager written in Rust.
  1. jqp - A TUI playground to experiment with jq.
  1. jwt-ui - A CLI and TUI for decoding/encoding JSON Web Tokens.
  1. k9s - Kubernetes CLI and TUI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!
  1. kalker - A scientific terminal calculator with math syntax.
  1. kaskade - A text user interface (TUI) for Apache Kafka.
  1. kondo - Cleans node_modules, target, build, and friends from your projects.
  1. ktop - A top-like tool for your Kubernetes clusters.
  1. kubecolor - Colorize your kubectl output.
  1. lazygit - Simple terminal UI for git commands.
  1. lemmeknow - The fastest way to identify anything!
  1. lf - A terminal file manager which "lists files".
  1. logmerger - A utility to view multiple log files with merged timeline.
  1. logshark - A CLI / TUI debugger for JSON logs.
  1. logss - A simple cli for logs splitting.
  1. lsd - lsdeluxe, the next gen ls command in Rust.
  1. lynx - A TUI based web browser.
  1. mc - Midnight Commander, a feature-rich visual file manager for the terminal.
  1. mdtt - Markdown Table Editor TUI.
  1. micro - A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor
  1. miller - an all in one swiss army knife for data processing.
  1. mitmproxy - A TLS/SSL-capable interception HTTP proxy.
  1. mop - stock market tracker for hackers.
  1. mprocs - Run multiple commands in parallel.
  1. musikcube - A cross-platform terminal-based music player
  1. navi - An interactive cheatsheet tool for the command line.
  1. neofetch - A command-line system information tool.
  1. neovim - Hyperextensible Vim-based text editor
  1. netop - A network topology visualizer.
  1. nnn - The missing terminal file manager for X
  1. notox - No toxic names anymore.
  1. ntop - htop-like system-monitor for windows.
  1. numbat - high precision scientific calculator with full support for physical units.
  1. nvitop - An interactive NVIDIA-GPU process viewer and beyond.
  1. oha - A tiny TUI program that sends some load to a web application.
  1. ollama - get up and running with large language models locally.
  1. onefetch - A command-line Git information tool.
  1. openapi-tui - Browse and run APIs defined with OpenAPI v3.0 in the TUI
  1. orbiton - A terminal-based text editor and a minimalistic IDE.
  1. oterm - A text-based terminal client for ollama.
  1. otti - one-time TUI password manager for the terminal.
  1. ouch - Painless compression and decompression in the terminal
  1. ov - A feature rich terminal-based pager.
  1. oxker - A simple TUI to view & control docker containers.
  1. pandoc - a universal markup converter.
  1. pass - the standard unix password manager.
  1. pastel - Generate, analyze, convert and manipulate colors.
  1. pdu - Highly parallelized, blazing fast directory tree analyzer.
  1. pgtree - Unix process hierarchy tree for specific processes.
  1. pillager - Pillage filesystems for sensitive information.
  1. planor - A TUI client for cloud services for aws, vultr, heroku, etc.
  1. portal - A quick and easy command-line file transfer utility.
  1. presenterm - A TUI markdown terminal slideshow tool.
  1. procmux - A terminal multiplexer for processes.
  1. procs - A modern replacement for ps written in Rust.
  1. pug - Drive terraform at terminal velocity.
  1. pvw - A terminal-based (TUI) port viewer in Go
  1. pysentation - TUI for displaying Python presentations
  1. qsv - Blazing-fast CSV data-wrangling toolkit
  1. radare2 - unix-like reverse engineering framework and command-line toolset.
  1. ranger - A vim-inspired file manager for the console.
  1. rclone - rsync for cloud storage
  1. restic - Fast, secure, efficient backup program.
  1. ripgrep - A recursive directory search tool using regex patterns.
  1. rizin - open source reverse engineering tool based on radare2.
  1. rssnix - filesystem-based rss/atom/json feed fetcher and reader
  1. sc-im - An ncurses spreadsheet program for terminal
  1. sd - Intuitive find & replace CLI (sed alternative)
  1. shellcheck - A static analysis tool for shell scripts.
  1. silicon - create beautiful image of your source code.
  1. slack-term - A Slack client for your terminal.
  1. spotify-player - A Spotify player in the terminal with full feature parity.
  1. spotify-tui - Spotify for the terminal written in Rust
  1. sshs - Terminal user interface for SSH
  1. stree - A simple directory tree command for listing AWS S3 bucket
  1. sttr - A CLI/TUI tool to perform 30+ string transformations on text.
  1. stu - A TUI application for AWS S3 written in Rust.
  1. tailspin - A log file highlighter
  1. tealdeer - A very fast implementation of tldr in Rust.
  1. tempy - A simple TUI for displaying the current weather in the terminal
  1. termscp - A feature rich terminal file transfer tool.
  1. terraform-tui - A powerful terraform textual TUI.
  1. textql - Execute SQL against structured text like CSV or TSV
  1. textual-astview - A Textual-based Python AST viewing widget library and application
  1. tig - Text-mode interface for git
  1. tinboard - A terminal-based client for
  1. tiptop - Command-line system monitoring
  1. tokei - Count your code, quickly.
  1. topgrade - Upgrade all the things
  1. tproxy - A cli tool to proxy and analyze TCP connections.
  1. trippy - A TUI network diagnostics tool
  1. ttyper - A terminal-based typing test
  1. tuime - A colorful and customizable TUI clock written in Rust.
  1. twitch-tui - A Twitch chat TUI client for the terminal
  1. typeinc - A cool ncurses based typing speed test tool.
  1. typespeed - Test your typing speed, and challenge your friends
  1. typioca - Cozy typing speed tester in terminal.
  1. tz - A terminal based timezone helper
  1. updo - Uptime monitoring CLI tool with alerting and advanced settings.
  1. viddy - A modern watch command, time machine and pager.
  1. vim - The ubiquitous text editor
  1. visidata - A terminal spreadsheet multitool for discovering and arranging data.
  1. vtop - Wow such top. So stats. More better than regular top
  1. xh - Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests.
  1. yai - Your AI powered terminal assistant
  1. yazi - Blazing fast terminal file manager written in Rust, based on async I/O.
  1. youplot - A command line tool that draw plots on the terminal.
  1. youtube-dl - Download videos from YouTube and other video sites.
  1. yt-dlp - A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes.
  1. zeit - A simple command-line tool to track your time
  1. zoxide - A smarter cd command. Supports all major shells.
  1. zrok - a next-generation peer-to-peer sharing platform

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