Vintage Terminal

Fully Featured:
  • Fast and Accurate Emulation
  • Dynamic Scrollback Buffer
  • 256 Colors
  • Unicode*
  • 12 Retro Fonts

    Great Mac Integration:
  • Drag and Drop Files
  • Customizable Keyboard
  • Mouse Copy/Paste
  • Command-Click to Open URLs
  • Save/Recall Favorite Commands

    Special Effects:
  • Choose from a large collection of themes spanning every era.
  • Tweak to your heart's content with a dozen real-time sliders.
  • Effects include screen curvature, burn-in, scan-lines, and transparency.
  • Glowing halos simulate the human eye's reaction to intense brightness.
  • Slow down the bitrate like an old modem.

    Dirty Details:
  • The quirks of old electronics are charming to the modern eye.
  • Watch the strange dance of horizontal desyncs and splitting colors.
  • Turn up the static, jitter, and flicker to add an analog warmth.
  • Pixels burn-in and slowly fade away when turned off.
  • Slow-motion retrace lines show the picture being refreshed.

  • Cathode's many lifelike touches constantly surprise and delight.
  • Ray tubes burst open in new windows and bounce as they're moved.
  • Dynamic perspective, lighting, and shadows raise the bar for app visuals.
  • Customizable sound effects highlight your interactions.
  • Use an image or webcam photo as glass reflection.

    Full-Screen Experience:
  • Immerse yourself and disregard thirty years of user interface progress.
  • Impress curious onlookers at work, school, or the cafe.
  • Zoom in on virtual pixels for blocky resolutions.
  • Works great with multiple monitor setups.
  • Hide the clutter of modern computing.

    But Wait, There's More!:
  • Cathode isn't just a terminal, it's also a great text editor.
  • Use familiar dialogs, menus, key combos, and gestures.
  • Open any image file to generate ASCII art.
  • View your webcam feed as real-time ASCII art.
  • Save screenshots.

  • iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro: 2007 or newer
  • MacBook, MacBook Air, Mac mini: mid-2008 or newer
  • Unsupported graphics cards: Intel GMA 950 and X3100, ATI Radeon X1600

  • What's New
  • Retina support.
  • More Unicode characters.
  • Font pixel scaling.
  • Improved window resizing.
  • Options for less CPU/battery consumption.
  • Much better terminal emulation.
  • Save screenshots.
  • Mac OS X 10.8 support.

  • Cathode (com.secretgeometry.cathode) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Cathode 230. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Cathode 120.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.7

    Copyright: (c) 2014, Secret Geometry, Inc.