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Alternatives to GitKraken

SourceTree, Tower, GitKraken Glo, GitHub, and SmartGit are the most popular alternatives and competitors to GitKraken.
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What is GitKraken and what are its top alternatives?

The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.
GitKraken is a tool in the Source Code Management Desktop Apps category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to GitKraken

  • SourceTree

    SourceTree

    Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface. ...

  • Tower

    Tower

    Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive. ...

  • GitKraken Glo

    GitKraken Glo

    A more productive way for developers to track tasks and issues from inside GitKraken, VS Code, Atom or a browser! Glo Boards sync in real-time with GitHub Issues, support markdown and offer lots of time-saving features for devs. ...

  • GitHub

    GitHub

    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. ...

  • SmartGit

    SmartGit

    It is a graphical Git client with support for SVN and Pull Requests for GitHub and Bitbucket. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux. ...

  • Fork

    Fork

    Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly. ...

  • Sublime Merge

    Sublime Merge

    A snappy UI, three-way merge tool, side-by-side diffs, syntax highlighting, and more. Evaluate for free – no account, tracking, or time limits. ...

  • GitUp

    GitUp

    GitUp lets you see your entire labyrinth of branches and merges with perfect clarity. Any change you make, large or small, even outside GitUp, is immediately reflected in GitUp's graph. No refreshing, no waiting. ...

GitKraken alternatives & related posts

SourceTree logo

SourceTree

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A free Git GUI client for Windows and macOS
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PROS OF SOURCETREE
  • 203
    Visual history and branch view
  • 161
    Beautiful UI
  • 134
    Easy repository browsing
  • 85
    Gitflow support
  • 73
    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
  • 20
    Great branch visualization
  • 18
    Ui/ux and user-friendliness
  • 8
    Best Git Client UI/Features
  • 7
    Search commit messages
  • 5
    Available for Windows and macOS
  • 1
    Search file content
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    Log only one file
CONS OF SOURCETREE
  • 10
    Crashes often
  • 8
    So many bugs
  • 6
    Fetching is slow sometimes
  • 4
    Very unstable
  • 4
    Can't select text in diff (windows)
  • 3
    No dark theme (Windows)
  • 3
    Extremely slow
  • 2
    Freezes quite frequently
  • 2
    Can't scale window from top corners
  • 2
    Doesn't differentiate submodules from parent repos
  • 2
    Requires bitbucket account
  • 2
    UI blinking
  • 2
    Diff makes tab indentation look like spaces
  • 2
    Windows and Mac versions are very different
  • 2
    Windows version worse than mac version
  • 2
    Diff appears as if space indented even if its tabs
  • 2
    Doesn't have an option for git init
  • 2
    Useless for merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    No reflog support
  • 1
    Installs to AppData folder (windows)
  • 1
    Bases binary check on filesize
  • 1
    Can't add remotes by right clicking remotes (windows)
  • 1
    Generally hard to like

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 2.8M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Cees Timmerman

Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).

Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.

GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.

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Tower logo

Tower

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The most powerful Git client for Mac & Windows
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PROS OF TOWER
  • 18
    Git
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    Just works
  • 10
    Version control
  • 6
    Awesome
  • 6
    Simple layout
  • 4
    Multiple windows
  • 3
    Multiple tabs
  • 3
    Automatic repo discovery
  • 2
    Gitflow support
  • 2
    Uses standard git terminology and methods
  • 2
    Submodule support
  • 2
    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
  • 2
    Github integration
  • 2
    Full featured client
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    SAS
CONS OF TOWER
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    Subscription based
  • 4
    Expensive
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    No side by side diff
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    Merge conflict resolution impossible/unclear

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Cees Timmerman

Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).

Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.

GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.

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GitKraken Glo logo

GitKraken Glo

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Easily track tasks and issues from inside popular dev tools
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PROS OF GITKRAKEN GLO
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    CONS OF GITKRAKEN GLO
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      GitHub logo

      GitHub

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      Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects
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      PROS OF GITHUB
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        Open source friendly
      • 1.5K
        Easy source control
      • 1.2K
        Nice UI
      • 1.1K
        Great for team collaboration
      • 857
        Easy setup
      • 496
        Issue tracker
      • 478
        Great community
      • 475
        Remote team collaboration
      • 444
        Great way to share
      • 436
        Pull request and features planning
      • 139
        Just works
      • 125
        Integrated in many tools
      • 112
        Free Public Repos
      • 106
        Github Gists
      • 103
        Github pages
      • 81
        Easy to find repos
      • 60
        Open source
      • 58
        Easy to find projects
      • 56
        Network effect
      • 55
        It's free
      • 47
        Extensive API
      • 42
        Organizations
      • 41
        Branching
      • 33
        Developer Profiles
      • 32
        Git Powered Wikis
      • 29
        Great for collaboration
      • 23
        It's fun
      • 22
        Community SDK involvement
      • 21
        Clean interface and good integrations
      • 19
        Learn from others source code
      • 14
        It integrates directly with Azure
      • 14
        Because: Git
      • 13
        Wide acceptance
      • 10
        Large community
      • 9
        Newsfeed
      • 9
        Standard in Open Source collab
      • 8
        It integrates directly with Hipchat
      • 7
        Fast
      • 7
        Beautiful user experience
      • 6
        Cloud SCM
      • 6
        Easy to discover new code libraries
      • 5
        Smooth integration
      • 5
        Nice API
      • 5
        Graphs
      • 5
        Integrations
      • 5
        It's awesome
      • 4
        Hands down best online Git service available
      • 4
        Reliable
      • 4
        Remarkable uptime
      • 3
        Easy to use and collaborate with others
      • 3
        CI Integration
      • 3
        Free HTML hosting
      • 3
        Loved by developers
      • 3
        Quick Onboarding
      • 3
        Security options
      • 3
        Simple but powerful
      • 3
        Uses GIT
      • 3
        Unlimited Public Repos at no cost
      • 3
        Version Control
      • 2
        Nice to use
      • 1
        Free private repos
      • 1
        Easy deployment via SSH
      • 1
        Beautiful
      • 1
        Owned by micrcosoft
      • 1
        Free HTML hostings
      • 1
        Self Hosted
      • 1
        All in one development service
      • 1
        Easy to use
      • 1
        Good tools support
      • 1
        Easy source control and everything is backed up
      • 1
        Leads the copycats
      • 1
        Never dethroned
      • 1
        Ci
      • 1
        Issues tracker
      • 1
        Easy and efficient maintainance of the projects
      • 1
        IAM
      • 1
        IAM integration
      • 0
        Profound
      • 0
        1
      CONS OF GITHUB
      • 45
        Owned by micrcosoft
      • 36
        Expensive for lone developers that want private repos
      • 15
        Relatively slow product/feature release cadence
      • 10
        API scoping could be better
      • 8
        Only 3 collaborators for private repos
      • 3
        Limited featureset for issue management
      • 2
        GitHub Packages does not support SNAPSHOT versions
      • 1
        Have to use a token for the package registry
      • 1
        No multilingual interface
      • 1
        Takes a long time to commit

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      Johnny Bell
      Software Engineer at Weedmaps · | 77 upvotes · 1.1M views

      I was building a personal project that I needed to store items in a real time database. I am more comfortable with my Frontend skills than my backend so I didn't want to spend time building out anything in Ruby or Go.

      I stumbled on Firebase by #Google, and it was really all I needed. It had realtime data, an area for storing file uploads and best of all for the amount of data I needed it was free!

      I built out my application using tools I was familiar with, React for the framework, Redux.js to manage my state across components, and styled-components for the styling.

      Now as this was a project I was just working on in my free time for fun I didn't really want to pay for hosting. I did some research and I found Netlify. I had actually seen them at #ReactRally the year before and deployed a Gatsby site to Netlify already.

      Netlify was very easy to setup and link to my GitHub account you select a repo and pretty much with very little configuration you have a live site that will deploy every time you push to master.

      With the selection of these tools I was able to build out my application, connect it to a realtime database, and deploy to a live environment all with $0 spent.

      If you're looking to build out a small app I suggest giving these tools a go as you can get your idea out into the real world for absolutely no cost.

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      Simon Reymann
      Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 2.8M views

      Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

      • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
      • Respectively Git as revision control system
      • SourceTree as Git GUI
      • Visual Studio Code as IDE
      • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
      • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
      • SonarQube as quality gate
      • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
      • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
      • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
      • Heroku for deploying in test environments
      • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
      • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
      • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
      • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
      • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

      The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

      • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
      • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
      • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
      • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
      • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
      • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
      See more
      SmartGit logo

      SmartGit

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      A Git Graphical User Interface client
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      PROS OF SMARTGIT
        Be the first to leave a pro
        CONS OF SMARTGIT
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          Fork logo

          Fork

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          Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac
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          PROS OF FORK
          • 13
            One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
          • 8
            Nice UX
          • 7
            Gitflow support
          • 6
            Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
          • 6
            Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
          • 6
            Does the job way better than others
          • 5
            Excellent commit history tree view
          • 5
            Dark theme
          • 4
            This even looks the same as SourceTree
          • 3
            Repository Manager
          • 3
            Built-in developer feedback
          • 3
            Countless quality of life features
          • 2
            Github Notifications
          • 2
            Keyaboard-only
          • 2
            Visual branch history
          • 2
            Reflog support
          • 1
            Not buggy, works smoothly
          • 1
            Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
          • 1
            Intuitive merge conflict resolution
          • 1
            Git ammend
          CONS OF FORK
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            Sublime Merge

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            A Git client from the makers of Sublime Text
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            PROS OF SUBLIME MERGE
            • 8
              Speed
            • 3
              Hotkeys
            • 2
              Beautify UI
            • 1
              Three-Way Merge
            • 1
              Sublime Text Integration
            • 1
              Command Line Integration
            • 1
              Submodule Management
            • 1
              Blame and File History
            • 1
              Commit Editing
            • 1
              Command Palete
            • 1
              Outputs matching git CLI command
            CONS OF SUBLIME MERGE
            • 2
              Only light mode available for evaluation

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            Julian Sanchez
            Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 9 upvotes · 306.9K views

            We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text

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            GitKraken is the best git client so far. The user interface is very friendly. Everything is easy to do with this tool. A branch tree vizualization is very clear. I've tried SourceTree and I got lost in such many panels. Also performance of SourceTree is not as goot as GitKraken. I like Sublime Merge but it doesn't have so many features as the other tools. I've choosen GitKraken and as bonus I got GitKraken Glo that is the next perfect tool.

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            GitUp logo

            GitUp

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            The Git interface you've been missing all your life
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            PROS OF GITUP
            • 6
              Fast
            • 6
              Can edit commit messages
            • 5
              Simple interface
            • 5
              Native OSX App
            • 3
              Easy rebase
            • 3
              Great branch visualization
            • 2
              Search commit messages
            • 2
              Beautiful UI
            • 2
              Visual history and branch view
            • 2
              Incredibly easy squash
            CONS OF GITUP
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