As I said a few months ago, a lot of software is moving to subscription models. Many of these applications offer a free tier with more or less advanced functionality. If you want more, you need a subscription and have to pay for it. I’m not too fond of this, honestly.
Nevertheless, I am always in the mood to try new applications, especially if they are applications for developers or system administrators.
I am a long-time user of if they are applications for developers or system administrators.
I am a long-time user of iTerm2 on my Mac. The combination of iTerm, tmux, zsh, and powerlevel10k are the best for most of my use cases.
I always try new terminals, but I go back to iTerm.
Yesterday I was trying the last one I heard of. No, I will not name it because it does add much to what I am writing. I headed to the developer’s website, downloaded the application, and installed it.
When I opened it, it asked me to create an account on the developer website. There is no way to use the application without a user account on their system.
Come on, folks. It’s a terminal. Why should I need an account to use a terminal application?
We have gone a little bit too far.
In the last few years, I have limited my accounts around the web to what I need. It is a pain to see that the world out there is moving in another direction.
OK, back to iTerm, then.