By Max Gavryuk
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Zeus - The Ultimate Terminal
A real Swiss Army Knife in administrator and programmer’s world.
A stylish terminal emulator with animated background that slides from the top of your screen.
It's always at your fingertips and can be activated with a single key press from within any application.
The best utility for all advanced OS X hackers and best user experience.
Allowing deep system and performance tuning: Geek Mode allows you to unleash all hidden OS X commands, system tweaks and performance tuning.
Memory Cleaning Tools allows you to free more memory for your needs.
All hidden settings are available in Geek-Settings.
+ Autocompletion of typing (from history and the screen)
+ Automatic filenames recognition of *ls* command (contextual menu with many options: Show In Finder, Show Info, Quick Look etc.)
+ Tabs color marking
+ Customizable window themes
+ additional 9 skins
+ Translucent window background
+ Customizable tab positions
+ Keyboard commands customization
+ Color customization
+ Advanced terminal settings
+ Modern terminal emulators: xterm, rxvt, ANSI, vt* supported
+ Huge scroll buffer
+ Unicode is supported
+ zsh shell integrated (with advanced configuration)
+ Flexible Sliding Mode
+ Fullscreen support
+ Fortunes (including Russian and Ukraininan) and ASCII art
+ Customizable Global Hotkeys (activate Zeus from within any application)
+ Font antialiasing
+ Terminus is a default font
+ Sticking windows to edges is supported
+ Spaces is supported
+ Different encodings are supported
+ Animated background
+ Mouse support
+ Mouse copy/paste
+ Third mouse button supported
+ Customizable Tabs
What's New in Version 3.1
[+] Improved autocompletion to support whole commands (not only words)
Needs work but getting better
I use the command line every day. I run multiple terminals, locally and remote. I use linux and osx and have 20 years of linux and bsd command line work. Bash history auto-complete is fantastic. I have the full version of Zeus Terminal and hope the developer keeps working.
Biggest problem, poor url recognition. The regex or pattern for urls used gets easily confused especially when running reports that have value like “Average:5.0”
Url parser runs after updates but clears the underline on scrolling. As a result I’m getting a lot of screen flashing as it finds and unfinds urls in the log files while I tail them.
Customizing the UI is not simple. I suggest looking at profiles on Ubunutu for ideas. It must be easy to select a solid color or background image and select tile, stretch, center, and transparency level.
Auto complete from bash history works very well but only locally. Developer should run a silent “cat ~/.bash_history” or whatever zsh or other shell is selected to build auto-complete commands or possibly watch the users commands typed and form a history based on most often typed. Currently auto complete is not helpful enough. It would be nice to have snippets like Sublime Text for common things so we can auto complete based on common things we run.
Profiles are entirely missing. Developer please see iTerm2. We must be able to have a profile so we can launch a remote host or specific command on the current host and open a terminal to that output.
The white drop down on the title of the tab gets blurry. It should be optional.
Add context menu -> change profile. Example, if I am working on a machine and then I want to watch apache logs. Tail -f /var/log.. etc. I want to quickly switch to a more solid background, light gray color and thin font for readability. Also, I need the font smaller so I can see the entire line without wrapping. So I would want to quickly switch to that profile.
No need to show the tabs if there is only one window open. I can’t find how to turn this off.
- Category: Developer Tools
- Updated: Aug 20, 2013
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 5.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Max Gavryuk
- © 2013 Reality7
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor