If you spend a lot of time in a terminal, then you’ll appreciate all the little things that add up to a lot.

iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.14 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.


Split Panes

Divide a tab up into multiple panes, each one showing a different session. You can slice vertically and horizontally and create any number of panes in any imaginable arrangement.

Hotkey Window

Register a hotkey that brings iTerm2 to the foreground when you're in another application. A terminal is always a keypress away. You can choose to have the hotkey open a dedicated window. This gives you an always-available terminal (like Visor, Guake, or Yakuake) at your fingertips.


iTerm2 comes with a robust find-on-page feature. The UI stays out of the way. All matches are immediately highlighted. Even regular expression support is offered!


Just type the start of any word that has ever appeared in your window and then Cmd-; will pop open a window with suggestions. The word you're looking for is usually on top of the list!

Paste History

Paste history lets you revisit recently copied or pasted text. You can even opt to have the history saved to disk so it will never be lost.

Instant Replay

Instant replay lets you travel back in time to recover text that was erased from the terminal.


Coming from a Unix world? You'll feel at home with focus follows mouse, copy on select, middle button paste, and keyboard shortcuts to avoid mousing.

Notification Center Support

You can choose to receive notifications of activity, bells, job completion, and more. Feel free to let a long job run in the background, secure in the knowledge that you'll know when it's done.

Tagged Profiles

Do you need to store separate configurations for many different hosts? iTerm2 provides a taggable and searchable profiles database so you can easily find the profile you're looking for.


iTerm2 features excellent internationalization support, including support for Unicode combining marks, full-width characters, Emoji, and many other Unicode features.

Password Manager

Do you find yourself typing your password over and over again? Do you need to remember a bunch of passwords? Use iTerm2's built-in password manager. It stores your data securely encrypted in macOS's keychain, protected by your user account's password. iTerm2 includes a safety mechanism that ensures your password only gets entered at a password prompt.

Advanced Paste

With the Advanced Paste feature you can edit text before pasting it, convert it to base64, transform special characters, and more.

Inline Images

iTerm2 has a custom escape sequence to display images right in the terminal. Even animated GIFs!


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