I recently switched to iTerm2 from the normal MacOSX Terminal. The main reason for the switch was the split window feature that I really needed in my Terminal (Emacs spoils everyone). iTerm has some really nice features and is customizable. I used to use two screens on my Mac Mini and iTerm played well with that too.
I’ve been a great fan of Monokai the color theme since I bought a TextMate license in high school. I even ported it for Emacs when I switched from TextMate. There was no reason to not use it for iTerm, so I made the color theme for iTerm.
I’ve also made a few customizations to my .bash_profile and.gitconfig to neatly typeset information and take advantage of the beautiful colors.
[color] diff = auto status = auto branch = auto interactive = auto ui = true pager = true [color "branch"] current = yellow reverse local = yellow remote = green [color "diff"] meta = yellow frag = magenta old = red new = green [color "status"] added = yellow changed = green untracked = cyan [alias] tree = log --graph --pretty=oneline lg = log --color --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit
PS1="\n\n\n\n\033[01;32m\]user@machine \[\033[01;34m\]\w \[\033[0;31m\]\$(parse_git_branch)\n:> \[\033[0;33m\]" PS2=':> '