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yarolegovich vs jackpal version of Android terminal — Which is better?

New postby 3ICE on Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:09 am

I spent an hour comparing the two before making my decision.

Both:
+ No ads
+ Terminal Emulation is perfect (even up arrow and copy-pasting via CTRL+C/V works with external keyboard)
+ Same core settings (font, color, alt and fn keys, input methods, su location, initially executed command(s), but no bashrc)
+ Same help page (opens in browser, written by jackpal)

yarolegovich Material Terminal:
- 4k 5-stars, 5k total (4.56), 300k users
+ Material design principles followed
- In-app purchases (but no features locked behind them, so just a donation)
- Two (media, IAP) permissions required
+ Notification can be closed
- Difficult to close window (cannot from the dropdown, can on the right)
- Nag screens: Asks for rating on ~fifth launch (Yes/No/Later) and donation on third launch (1$/3$/5$) with no close button (back button / clicking outside the modal dialog window works for closing it)
+ Easily accessible history, persistent between runs (Though it covers text while open and is saved in strange file format)
- Temporary visual artifact upon minimizing the app (gray rectangle top left corner)
- Install size: 5 MB

jackpal Terminal Emulator for Android:
+ 100k 5-stars, 113k total (4.4), 30M users
+ Original
+ Free, no advertisements, no IAP / payment requirements or offers
+ Only one (media) permission required
- Persistent notification offers no functionality other than switching back to the terminal
+ Windows can also be closed from the dropdown on the left
+ No nag screens
- No history (history command is not persistent between launches, and there's no cat ~/.bash_history either)
+ Install size: 1 MB

p.s.: Rating data (Stars, Total, Average):
Code: Select all
S  jackpal  vs  yarolegovich
5  78608 393040 | 3840 19200
4  17289  69156 |  813  3252
3   7188  21564 |  256   768
2   3032   6064 |   94   188
1   6848   6848 |  160   160
T 112965 496672 | 5163 23568
A 4.3966892     | 4.56478791
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Re: yarolegovich vs jackpal version of Android terminal — Which is better?

New postby 3ICE on Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:17 am

Short version (reduced to 1200 characters so I can post it as a review on the Google Play Store):

yarolegovich vs jackpal version of Android terminal — Which is better? I spent an hour comparing the two. (+ means good, - means bad)
Both:+No ads +Terminal Emulation is perfect (even up arrow and copy-pasting via CTRL+C/V) +Same core settings

yarolegovich Material Terminal: -4k 5-stars, 5k total (4.56), 300k users +Material design -In-app purchases (just donation) -Two (media, IAP) perms +Notification can be closed -Nag screens: Asks for rating on ~fifth launch (Yes/No/Later) and donation on third launch (1$/3$/5$) with no close button +Easily accessible history, persistent between runs -Temporary visual artifact upon minimizing the app (gray rectangle top left corner) -Install size: 5 MB

jackpal Terminal Emulator for Android: +100k 5-stars, 113k total (4.4), 30M users +Original +Free, no advertisements, no IAP +Only one (media) perm -Persistent notification +No nag screens -No history (history command is not persistent between launches, and there's no ~/.bash_history either) +Install size: 1 MB

p.s.: Rating data (Total, Average): jackpal vs yarolegovich T 112965 496672 | 5163 23568 A 4.397 | 4.5648

Full, 3×length review+colors at: http://forum.3ice.hu/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=978
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Re: yarolegovich vs jackpal version of Android terminal — Which is better?

New postby 3ICE on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:38 am

Added +/- Install size: 1/5 MB
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