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Alternatives to SmartGit

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

It is a graphical Git client with support for SVN and Pull Requests for GitHub and Bitbucket. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.
SmartGit is a tool in the Source Code Management Desktop Apps category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to SmartGit

  • Tower
    Tower

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

  • 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. ...

  • GitKraken
    GitKraken

    The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

SmartGit alternatives & related posts

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Tower

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

related Tower posts

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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SourceTree

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

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.8M 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.

See more
GitKraken logo

GitKraken

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Git GUI Client for Windows Mac and Linux built on Electron
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PROS OF GITKRAKEN
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    Dark theme
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    Best linux git client
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    Great overview
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    Full featured client
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    Gitflow support
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    Beautiful UI
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    Very easy to use
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    Graph
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    Works great on both linux and windows
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    Effortless
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    Easy Merge Conflict Tool
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    Amazing Github and Bitbucket integration
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    Great UX
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    Integration with GitHub
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    Automatic Repo Discovery
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    Submodule support
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    Easy to Learn and Setup
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    Super fast
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    Fuzzy find (CTRL P)
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    Very user friendly
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    Much more stable than source tree
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    Great for non-dev users
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    Because it has Linux client
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    Command palette (CTRL Shift P)
CONS OF GITKRAKEN
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    Hangs occasionally (not as bad as sourcetree)
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    Not as many features as sourcetree
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    No edit/fixup in interactive rebase
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    Do not allow to directly edit staging area
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    Does not work like a Mac app
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    Extremely slow when working with large repositories

related GitKraken posts

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 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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TortoiseGit

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PROS OF TORTOISEGIT
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    Turns Explorer into a git client
CONS OF TORTOISEGIT
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    Fork

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    PROS OF FORK
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      One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
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      Nice UX
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      Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
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      Does the job way better than others
    • 9
      Dark theme
    • 8
      Gitflow support
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      Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
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      Excellent commit history tree view
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      This even looks the same as SourceTree
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      Repository Manager
    • 3
      Countless quality of life features
    • 3
      Built-in developer feedback
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      Github Notifications
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      Keyaboard-only
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      Visual branch history
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      Reflog support
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      Not buggy, works smoothly
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      Git ammend
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      Smart 'Open in' menu; e.g. explorer, bit, giithub .
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      Interactive rebase window
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      Native application
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      Intuitive merge conflict resolution
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      Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
    CONS OF FORK
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      Poorly written license

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    Sublime Merge

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    PROS OF SUBLIME MERGE
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      Speed
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      Hotkeys
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      Beautify UI
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      Command Palete
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      Commit Editing
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      Command Line Integration
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      Submodule Management
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      Blame and File History
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      Sublime Text Integration
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      Three-Way Merge
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      Outputs matching git CLI command
    CONS OF SUBLIME MERGE
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      Only light mode available for evaluation

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    Julian Sanchez
    Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 9 upvotes · 514.4K 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

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