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Fork vs GitKraken: What are the differences?

Introduction

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1. Feature Set: Fork provides a comprehensive feature set that includes a visual commit history, branch management, merge conflict resolution, and a built-in text editor. On the other hand, GitKraken offers similar features but also includes functionalities like git blame, stash management, and interactive rebasing.

2. User Interface: The user interface of Fork is straightforward and simple, making it easy for beginners to use. GitKraken, on the other hand, has a more visually appealing and intuitive interface, with various customization options and a smoother user experience.

3. Integration with GitHub: Fork has seamless integration with GitHub, allowing users to easily clone and manage repositories, create pull requests, and view and create issues. While GitKraken also integrates with GitHub, it offers additional features like code reviews and the ability to sign commits using the GPG key.

4. Pricing: Fork is primarily free to use, with a Pro version available that includes advanced features like dark mode, multiple profiles, and professional support. GitKraken offers a free version with limited features and a paid Pro version that includes additional functionality like GitFlow integration and file history.

5. Collaboration: Fork allows users to collaborate on projects by cloning repositories, creating branches, and merging changes. GitKraken offers similar collaboration features but also provides a built-in chat system, which allows team members to communicate and discuss code changes directly within the app.

6. Platform Compatibility: Fork is available for Windows and macOS operating systems, while GitKraken also supports Linux. This makes GitKraken a better choice for developers working on Linux-based systems.

In summary, Fork and GitKraken are both powerful Git clients with unique features and capabilities. Fork is more user-friendly and provides seamless integration with GitHub, while GitKraken offers a more visually appealing interface and additional collaboration features. The choice between the two depends on the specific needs and preferences of the user.

Decisions about Fork and GitKraken

I explored many Git Desktop tools for the Mac and my final decision was to use Fork. What I love about for that it contains three features, I like about a Git Client tool.

It allows * to handle day to day git operations (least important for me as I am cli junkie) * it helps to investigate the history * most important of all, it has a repo manager which many other tools are missing.

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Pros of Fork
Pros of GitKraken
  • 19
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
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    Nice UX
  • 13
    Does the job way better than others
  • 13
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 11
    Dark theme
  • 9
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 9
    Gitflow support
  • 7
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 5
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 4
    Repository Manager
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
  • 2
    Github Notifications
  • 2
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 2
    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 1
    Git ammend
  • 1
    Smart 'Open in' menu; e.g. explorer, bit, giithub .
  • 1
    Interactive rebase window
  • 1
    Native application
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 59
    Dark theme
  • 34
    Best linux git client
  • 29
    Great overview
  • 21
    Full featured client
  • 20
    Gitflow support
  • 19
    Beautiful UI
  • 18
    Very easy to use
  • 16
    Graph
  • 13
    Works great on both linux and windows
  • 13
    Effortless
  • 6
    Easy Merge Conflict Tool
  • 5
    Amazing Github and Bitbucket integration
  • 4
    Great UX
  • 3
    Integration with GitHub
  • 3
    Automatic Repo Discovery
  • 3
    Submodule support
  • 3
    Easy to Learn and Setup
  • 3
    Super fast
  • 2
    Fuzzy find (CTRL P)
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    Very user friendly
  • 1
    Much more stable than source tree
  • 1
    Great for non-dev users
  • 1
    Because it has Linux client
  • 1
    Command palette (CTRL Shift P)

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Cons of Fork
Cons of GitKraken
  • 2
    Poorly written license
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    Stability is fragile when looking deeply into history
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    Merges that require interactive user decision
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    Extremely slow when working with large repositories
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    No edit/fixup in interactive rebase
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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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    Do not allow to directly edit staging area
  • 2
    Does not work like a Mac app

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What is 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.

What is GitKraken?

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

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