OpenTerm is a sandboxed command line interface for iOS.

Available commands:
• awk
• cat
• cd
• chflags
• chksum
• clear
• compress
• cp
• curl
• date
• du
• echo
• egrep
• env
• fgrep
• grep
• gunzip
• gzip
• help
• link
• ln
• ls
• mkdir
• mv
• printenv
• pwd
• readlink
• rm
• rmdir
• scp
• sed
• setenv
• sftp
• stat
• sum
• tar
• touch
• tr
• uname
• uncompress
• unsetenv
• uptime
• wc
• whoami

What's New

Version 1.2

A new name and icon!
Also added:
• Customization options: change font, colors and keyboard appearance
• New keyboard shortcuts

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

881 Ratings

881 Ratings



Great job putting a real terminal experience together on an iOS level.
Asking for a sudo option might be a little silly but looking forward to that
And of course if ssh is going to be supported (I hope); nothing could be better than this. Thanks.

Great Start, Hope Work Continues

Veritas 06

Great start so far, just needs a few fixes. cd doesn't seem to actually change directories, & mkdir doesn't seem to work either. Would be nice if we could get some text editor support, but I'm going to try to work on that through curl. So what else might be possible without chmod

Amazing proof of concept

Michael Goerz

Very nice proof of concept at this point. This has the potential to grow into a full local shell, which would make the iPad so much more productive. I hope it takes off!


Louis D'hauwe
11.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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