Terminal IDE

Terminal IDE

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • No root required
  • Java, C, C++, HTML and Android SDK supported
  • Soft keyboard and external keyboard
  • An app for coders
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Expert's Review

"A mobile terminal for codemonkeys"

Reviewed by / Mar 06, 2013

Terminal IDE is an expandable terminal app with a full Java, C, C++, HTML and Android SDK

Terminal IDE is code editor that supports several languages: Java, C, C++, HTML and Android SDK. It comes with some auto-complete features and all the needed sources to code in those languages from your mobile device. It uses the command line with many powerful open-source apps: apkbuilder, ssh, sshd, busybox, midnight commander and many more.

It comes with a custom ASCII on-screen soft keyboard as well as an extensive generic external hard keyboard key mapper. It's a nice terminal emulator in which you can log in via telnet and ssh and user your home screen and keyboard combo. No root permissions needed.

Code-monkeys now can still coding on-the-go.

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Developer's original description available here
Terminal IDE is an expandable terminal application, with a full Java / C / C++ / HTML / Android development kit, that runs on your Android device.

It uses the command line, with many powerful and robust open-source applications, plus a custom ASCII on-screen 'soft' keyboard that works well (You must ENABLE it in your device's main Keyboard Settings).. and also has an extensive generic external 'hard' keyboard key mapper. This way CTRL / ALT / ESC etc.. should all be accessible.

GCC 4.4.0, make 3.82, ctags, javac, java, dx, proguard, aapt, apkbuilder, signer, ssh, sshd, telnetd, bash 4.2, busybox 1.19.2, vim 7.3, nano 2.2.6, midnight commander 4.8, htop 1.0, TMUX 1.5, links 2.7, rsync 3.0.8, git 1.7.8, BitchX 1.1 and a nice terminal emulator are all available.

The vim editor has been setup with c / java / HTML development in mind and is extremely powerful. Also vim has been setup by default in a humane way (arrow keys work, backspace..), so that starting on this long and glorious journey won't begin with a punch in the face.

With the addition of all the other apps provided, Terminal IDE becomes much MUCH more than an extremely powerful IDE. One could call it a complete 'Command Line OS'.

Best of all you can log in via telnet / ssh and use your home keyboard/screen combo!

AND the whole app runs WITHOUT needing ROOT permissions.

It's all available with normal user permissions..

Also the project is released under GPLv2



Constructive criticism always welcome. Useless abuse, not so much.


NB: This app CANNOT be installed onto the SDCard because you do not get 'Execute' permissions on that mount. It must run in this app's private memory on the device [Also much more secure]. You can of course still read / write to the SDCard and store your files / projects there. ALSO - once extracted it takes up about 150MB of your INTERNAL memory. You have been warned..

NB2: 'ENTER NOT WORKING' confusion on Terminal IDE keyboard.. Android expects a different key-code than the terminal(which expects ^M).
- Use CTRL+ENTER to send Android ENTER at any time.
- GO,NEXT,SEND & SEARCH all work when they appear as icons.

NB3: The Help/Tutorials, available in the app, can now be downloaded separately as a PDF from the Google code project. Thanx to Roy.

NB4: This app is ARM only.. No x86 support. Sorry - and yes, it's a big job to convert..

NB5: No UTF-8 support yet.. Just ASCII.


Thank you.

Recently changed in this version

v2.02 Fixed missing PERMISSIONS..

v2.01 - Fixed first bug wave..
- Fixed crash when accessing telnetd / ssh help.
- spelling mistakes in help..

v2.0 - GCC 4.4.0 :-)
- make, ctags, & taglist vim plugin.
- links 2.7 web browser - DNS works on this.
- Full tutorials explaining how to compile C/CPP apps.

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Comments and ratings for Terminal IDE
  • (74)

    by Elute Naidoo on 11/04/2014

    Its the only app I have rated and commented on. Its that good.

  • (74)

    by Ajan Kan on 11/04/2014

    Amazing, hats off to the developers. Your work is well appreciated. I'll use it more and see if I can make any suggestions.

  • (74)

    by Harry Singh on 10/04/2014

    Please please please bundle emacs with it. Love the rest by the way.

  • (74)

    by peter pecker on 09/04/2014

    This is AWESOME... if your had python installed it would be killer. 5 star and worth everyone of them. love Midnight Commander i prefer this than "es explorer " only because i have used this for years on linux boxes same with nano.

  • (74)

    by Rajesh Patel on 09/04/2014

    when i tried to complete the Java helloworld tutorial, i could'nt even use cd:as i typed ~/system/src/hello, it went automatically in the next line showing something like: < hello and there wasn't the prompt i tried enter key bt it showed the same &lt

  • (74)

    by Calvin Robinson on 09/04/2014

    Love this application. The only one that seems to compile my have programs properly. Only 2 problems. 1 is when I try use input from a small java app, it crashes instead of allowing me to input data. 2 if I hold my phone normal, while typing on LG G2, the

  • (74)

    by mateen sayyed on 07/04/2014

    Just superb