Cathode App Reviews

By Secret Geometry

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Cathode app review

Cathode App Info

  • 49 Ratings
  • Price: $4.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Mar 10 2020
  • Version: 2.4.1
  • Size: 5.01 MB
  • Seller: Secret Geometry
  • © Secret Geometry

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Customer Reviews of the Cathode App

Excellent throwback

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ntelang's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Great fun to use. I only wish that unicode font rendering wasn’t broken so existing programs would run fine, but you can’t have everything I guess.

Must-have for retro loving developers!

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BionicfemmeX's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

This app is just perfect! If you're a dev who loves retro nostalgia (or just want a different style of terminal for a change), Cathode is a must-have. It features 10 different types of schemes and 14 types of monitor types from the 70's and 80's, as well as many different types of effects to let your terminal sound as though it's booting up from the appropriate era. The monitor filters even allow you to choose flickering patterns and density, so you can decide if you want to fully emulate something that old, or just play with a little bit and still retain a more modern feel. I customized mine to look as much like the Pip-Boy from Fallout 4 as possible. I was getting pretty bored of staring at my terminal all day and not having a whole lot to choose from, and Cathode has made it fun again. For $4.99, the price is worth it!

Great glue effect and artistic subtle but..

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mko_io's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I buy this app as soon as I use the trial version. Everything is so elegant, But the drag effect is not adjustable, so after a long time working on it, I feel eye sore. Please add the drag adjustment, I mean no dragy effect after the content change, or provide a switch to turn the drag effect off for practice usage, After that I will give it 5 star

This app is completely useless. Four stars.

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In App Cynic's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

What can I say? I like silly things.

Love it.

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DaninMs's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

So many apps fail to live up to their promise but this one does. Love the reflection of the text on the side of the monitor screen in the Pomme terminal and the old school feel. Text and sounds are great.

Cute as a button

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font9b's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Totally superfluous, but way too much fun not to use. Love it. If you must use CLI, at least reminisce whilst doing so.

This is crazy awesome

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Craig9993367's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

i was expecting meh a simple gimmick in a single theme but the creators really carved out a ton of things i loved the moment i started up. If i saw a video i would have been sold before reading the positive reviews. the sound effects on updates and the refresh delay has me cracking up right now. i love the extra little details for reflections here and there…genius. this is fun and i just wish i had my mac at work to freak people out, if its on linux as well then ill buy for there too just to see others faces as they walk buy. let the scripting begin..

Lovingly crafted

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Blimpers's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Sure, the built in Terminal.app does everything that Cathode does and more. Functional, yes. Fun? No. Cathode is a working work of art. The retro look of the old CRTs is nostalgic of course, but the gentle glow of the pseudo-phoshor is actually easier on the eyes, IMHO. The fonts and special effects are top-notch, to the point where it looks like you’re watching a video feed of an actual CRT. I love having a virtual 1970s Apple II monitor for 2010s real world work.

It’s more asthetically pleasing then practical.

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k2xxb's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

For starters you can’t do search or( command+f) for keywords that i know of. That alone makes pretty useless and is critical as I use terminal mainly for junit and logging. It’s more asthetically pleasing then practical. Asthetiacally it’s pretty cool and fun to play with.

Party like it’s 19CRT time!

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skerfy's Review of Cathode

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

This is old school. It will make you nostalgic even if you weren’t there. Lots of nice touches (like being able to change the monitor glare ‘image’). The developer obviously put a lot of effort into it. You will feel super cool when seen working with this.