Developer: Decimus Software Inc.

Current Version: 1.6

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 703.1 KB - Download


DTerm provides a context-sensitive command line that makes it fast and easy to run commands on the files you're working with and then use the results of those commands. Command line work isn't a separate task that should live on its own—it's an integrated part of your natural workflow.

No matter what application you're in, no matter what document you're working with, just hit DTerm's hotkey and it'll be there for you, already set to the working directory of your current document. When you're done, hit escape or just go on about your work, and it'll automatically fade out, leaving your screen clutter-free.

DTerm also has a number of other features to make it frictionless to get in and get out of the command line, like the ability to insert your selected files or current document into the command line, copying the results of a command and dismissing DTerm, or browsing back through your command history and results.


Release Notes:

• Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
• Improved context scraping to work with more applications
• The usual variety of general tweaks, improvements, and fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by Groxx

Fantastic companion - This little thing has the potential to radically change how you use your terminal. It's one of the very first things I install when I install OSX, right up there with a super-fast launcher like Quicksilver or Alfred. Three major features seal the deal for me: 1) Detects the "document" of an application in most programs, so you can operate on files you're already working on. 2) Easy to launch things in the terminal: cmd-enter. 3) Finishes tasks in the background, and notifies with Growl. FYI for programmers: this is *not* a normal terminal (I forget the term for what it is). Output will be the same as if you output to a file. This can result in somewhat odd ouptut from multithreaded / multi-process applications...

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.6
Review by figjaro

Awesome, awesome, awesome app - For those who like the command line, this app will become ingrained in your workflow. It's incredibly useful to be able to pop open a terminal anywhere in the system and have it automatically set the directory based on context.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 1.6
Review by Sceadugenga

Great, but not compatible with macOS Sierra - I loved this app, but sadly it is not compatible with macOS Sierra, and the devs are not going to update it. It has been opensourced though, if someone wants to pick up the task...

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.6
Review by gabrielk

Love it - Love how you can also execute commands in a terminal. I wish hitting tab twice would show you autocomplete choices like in actual terminal shells. Everything else about this is great.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.6
Review by salargen

used to be a perfect app until 10.7 - In the Lion when opening a new Finder window and incoking the DTerm it start with the Desktop disregarding the currently active folder in the Finder. To fix that I have to Command Tab to another app and back and invoke the DTerm again. other than that annoying shortcoming it is a perfect app, please fix it BTW there's no way to submit a feedback from the app itself

Found helpful by 14 out of 14 people
Version 1.6
Review by cmshap

Great app, but a little buggy on Lion - I love this app, except for one bug on Lion, which at least one other reviewer reported: sometimes (but not always), when I pop open a DTerm window, the current directory defaults to ~/Desktop, regardless of the actual directory I currently have open in Finder. However, DTerm does always work properly on Path Finder. If you use Path Finder exclusively, you will have no problems with DTerm opening in the wrong directory. I have to knock off 1 star for this bug, but if it worked just as well with Finder, I would easily give it 5 stars.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people