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Electron-based terminal

Hyper is an HTML/CSS/JS-built terminal focused on speed and stability as well as the proper development of the correct API for extension authors.


Load plugins

You can load plugins for the terminal at any point, or reload ones currently running by pressing “command” and “R” at the same time to reset them. You can place plugins that you want to load on your Mac device under “~/Library/Application Support/Hyper/.hyper_plugins”.

Add decorating components

Decorative components make your terminal processes easier to read. This includes examples such as “notify”, a useful function that displays a desktop notification when needed. These details are passable after providing an object with an ‘error’ property and the appropriate information that you want to log.

Clear UI

The Hyper terminal’s interface is well-designed and easy to navigate. Most of the window is occupied by the terminal’s script section where new command-lines can be entered to perform tasks. The text is clear and easily readable without fading into the background of the screen.


Hyper can quickly install any selection of themes that change how your command-line looks; you can modify how it functions with the use of plugins. You can download both of these from the command-line if you know which items you want to have. Some theme and plugin examples include Pokemon character backgrounds or allow Hyper to open tabs in the same directory as your current one. While it is possible to download these from the web, you can quickly get lost looking for the installation folder.

Learning curve

Hyper is a technically intensive tool that will confuse you unless you know how to work with terminal applications on your Mac device. The simplistic interface makes learning how to the many features worthwhile as you can decorate lines or change to a theme where they’ll contrast from the background and display clearly. Knowing the exact location to place plugins can be confusing unless you install them through the command-line. However, it lacks the speed that Alacritty is able to provide.

Hyper 3.0.2 for Mac
  • Mac OS X
Date added:
Monday, August 10th 2020


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