kitty

The fast, feature-rich, GPU based terminal emulator

  • Offloads rendering to the GPU for lower system load

  • Uses threaded rendering for absolutely minimal latency

  • Performance tradeoffs can be tuned

  • Programmble tabs, splits and multiple layouts to manage windows

  • Browse the entire history or the output from the last command comfortably in pagers and editors

  • Edit or download remote files in an existing SSH session

  • Linux

  • macOS

  • Various BSDs

Pioneered various extensions to move the entire terminal ecosystem forward

Screenshot, showing three programs in the 'Tall' layout

Screenshot, showing vim, tig and git running in kitty with the ‘Tall’ layout

To get started see Quickstart.