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Hyper 2

The second generation of the Hyper terminal

4.5/5
About

We are pleased to announce Hyper 2, featuring:

- A new high-performance Canvas based rendering engine

- An online catalog of plugins and themes

- The hyper CLI to install plugins and themes with one command

- Improved keymaps support

- Improved support for hyperlinks

Would you recommend this product?
Senior Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Been using Hyper since it's initial release. At this point I don't think I'd be comfortable using any other terminal, since I have such a consistent experience when developing on *any* platform. 10/10.

Pros:

Cross-platform terminal, highly extensible, well supported.

Cons:

Occasional issues with Electron, usually fixed within a day or two.

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Entrepreneur and Consultant

Unfortunately I had terrible battery life and RAM/CPU usage compared to iTerm 2, and didn't find many practical plugins (though many of them are cool).

Pros:

Fun, easy to install, easy to mod.

Cons:

BATTERY LIFE (this is my main reason for not using it), many plugins aren't practical, performance is more like a browser than a terminal

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Google Dev Expert ยท Head of DevRel

I really like Hyper terminal. It's hackable and easy to use. Built a few themes for it as well. The JavaScript eco-system + terminal is FTW.

Pros:

Hackable. JavaScript. Theming is fun, checkout Shades-of-Purple ๐Ÿฆ„ Theme

Cons:

Many of those were solved in version 2.0.0 ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Making Prototypr.io and Letter ๐Ÿ’Œ

It's really easy to build plugins, and has a great community around it!

Pros:

Really customisable!

Cons:

None from me

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Bloom

Changes made into version 2 have dramatically increased stability and for most task can be used as the day to day terminal.

Pros:

Speed and handling improvements

Cons:

Can stutter under more verbose outputs

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I you're on Windows machine, especially if you're working with TMUX, VIM (or NeoVIM) & powerline (or Vim-airline) inside WSL, Built-in bash or mintty terminal still the best choice for now.

Current issues of mine with TMUX & VIM:

- Colour simply incorrect in some cases (vim syntax, powerline or vim airline, tmux, zsh (oh-my-zsh theme) etc)

- Cursor navigation & text selections are terrible.

> Can't navigate to another panes nor window on Tmux (or Tabs on Vim). If you have 2 panes opened (vim nor tmux).

> Can't selecting the text on one side of your pane only, you'll end up with selecting all texts appears in the terminal window

- Scrolling is even worse, especially after risizing the window inside tmux or vim

Cheers

Pros:

Good Looking, Cross Platform (kind of)

Cons:

Doesn't work well on Windows WSL + TMUX + Powerline

I haven't had any issues with it, been very happy and using it for almost a year now. Issues are resolved quickly and there's a great community and a lot of plugins.

Pros:

Beautiful, easily customizable so you can make your terminal really personal.

Cons:

Can be slow a little sometimes, but this doesn't happen often and I'll accept it for the tradeoff of everything else it offers.