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Alternatives to GitHub Desktop

pre-commit, Octokit, hub, Release, and Git Flow are the most popular alternatives and competitors to GitHub Desktop.
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What is GitHub Desktop and what are its top alternatives?

It is an open-source multi-platform GUI Git client designed for working with GitHub repositories. Focus on what matters instead of fighting with Git. Whether you're new to Git or a seasoned user, it simplifies your development workflow.
GitHub Desktop is a tool in the Git Tools category of a tech stack.
GitHub Desktop is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 8.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to GitHub Desktop's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to GitHub Desktop

  • pre-commit
    pre-commit

    pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable. ...

  • Octokit
    Octokit

    It is a client library targeting .NET 4.5 and above that provides an easy way to interact with the GitHub API. ...

  • hub
    hub

    hub is a command line tool that wraps git in order to extend it with extra features and commands that make working with GitHub easier. ...

  • Release
    Release

    When run, this command line interface automatically generates a new GitHub Release and populates it with the changes (commits) made since the last release. ...

  • Git Flow
    Git Flow

    It provides excellent command line help and output. It is a merge based solution. It doesn't rebase feature branches. ...

  • Atlassian Stash
    Atlassian Stash

    It is a centralized solution to manage Git repositories behind the firewall. Streamlined for small agile teams, powerful enough for large organizations. ...

  • TortoiseGit
    TortoiseGit

    It is a Git revision control client, implemented as a Windows shell extension and based on TortoiseSVN. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License. ...

  • Diff So Fancy
    Diff So Fancy

    diff-so-fancy builds on the good-lookin' output of git contrib's diff-highlight to upgrade your diffs' appearances. ...

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pre-commit

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A slightly improved pre-commit hook for git
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      Octokit

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      GitHub API Client Library for .NET
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          hub

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          Wraps Git with extra features that make working with GitHub easier (by GitHub)
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            Release

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            Manage GitHub Releases from the command line
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                Git Flow

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                A set of git extensions to provide high-level repository operations
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                    Atlassian Stash

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                    Centralized solution to manage Git repositories
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                        TortoiseGit

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                          Turns Explorer into a git client
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                          Diff So Fancy

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                          Make Git diffs look good
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                            Cool
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                            Beautiful default style
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                            Easy setup
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                            Brew install recipe for simple Mac installation
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                            Unobtrusive, you can however configure it to be default
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