cmder for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.3.1
  • 4.1
  • (115)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Xavier Slim
Xavier SlimUpdated 4 years ago

A portable and convenient console emulator

The cmder app is a free app you may download as a mini version of just 6MB, or as a full version with just 40MB. It is a console emulator that you may also transfer to a USB drive, which means it is highly portable. There are other free emulators for Windows, but this app was created out of frustration because of the lack of “nice” emulators for Windows.

More of a software package

Try not to think of cmder as a single app because it is more like a software package. For example, the emulator has tabs such as command line, Macro, Console and DosBox. It is far easier to use this program than it is to use something such as Git Bash prompt for all your git command-line tasks. You may also play around with this program and do fancy things such as basic UNIX commands like mv, ls, cp, cat, grep and so forth. There are also things such as built-in aliases, such as the one for Windows explorer where you type “.e” and at your current location you will see an explorer window open.

Better than the rest

Cmder will probably win you over because it supports for ^C and ^V for Copy and Paste. If you go online and do a little searching, you will find all the other basic commands you can use with the program. It may not seem overly fantastic, but compared to the alternatives, it is a top performer.


  • Ideal if you are already on the Git and GitHub bandwagon
  • A great command line tool
  • Good for people that work simultaneously with Visual Studio and command line


  • Difficult to understand for the uninitiated
  • Very little is explained on the website
  • The user manual is not very good

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cmder for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.3.1
  • 4.1
  • (115)
  • Security Status

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