The Terminal app is an emulator used to type commands on your Mac. macOS has a UNIX-based core and the Terminal allows you to travel from the outer world of macOS to the inner world of UNIX. Because this app is mainly used to change settings and to solve technical problems, the average Mac user does not really have many reasons to access it. Since you are here reading this, I assume you either need to use this app or you enjoy tinkering with your Mac. Without further ado, let\\'s go through all the ways you can open the Terminal app:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNOTE: This guide covers macOS Mojave or newer. The features shared in our guide may not work on older versions of Mac OS.\r\n1. Open the Terminal using Spotlight\r\nOne of the fastest ways to open the Terminal app is by searching it via Spotlight. To open Spotlight, you can use the default keyboard shortcut Command (\u2318) - Spacebar.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe keyboard shortcut for opening Spotlight\r\n\r\nType terminal. Then, you can either double-click or tap the Terminal search result or select it from the results and press Return on your keyboard.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFinding the Terminal app via Spotlight\r\n\r\n2. Open the Terminal from Applications\r\nAnother way is to open your Applications folder. Press the F4 key to do that. Then, go to Other.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\\"attachment_32287\\" align=\\"alignnone\\" width=\\"648\\"] The Other folder on a Mac[/caption]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNow you see a list of system apps.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nClick the Terminal shortcut, highlighted below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Terminal app in the Other folder\r\n\r\n3. Open the Terminal from Finder\r\nAccess the Finder from your Dock, at the bottom of your screen.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Finder shortcut in the Dock\r\n\r\nYou can also just click or tap anywhere on your desktop wallpaper. Both methods should bring up the Finder menu in the top. Click Go in the menu and select Utilities or use the default keyboard shortcut Shift - Command(\u2318) - U.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSelect Utilities from the Go dropdown menu\r\n\r\nIn the list of utilities, double-click the Terminal app to open it.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Terminal app in the Utilities folder\r\n\r\nHow do you like to open the Terminal on your Mac?\r\nThese are all the ways we know for launching the Terminal in macOS. If you know other methods, please share them in a comment below. We are also interested to know why you needed to open the Terminal in the first place, since it is not the most user-friendly app on your Mac.