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Fork vs Tower: What are the differences?

What is Fork? Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac. 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 Tower? The most powerful Git client for Mac & Windows. Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.

Fork and Tower belong to "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" category of the tech stack.

"One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Fork, while over 16 developers mention "Git" as the leading cause for choosing Tower.

Swat.io, Coderus, and Startae are some of the popular companies that use Tower, whereas Fork is used by JustWatch, Lancaster Solutions, and Center for Open Science. Tower has a broader approval, being mentioned in 31 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Fork, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Fork and Tower

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 Tower
  • 16
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
  • 11
    Nice UX
  • 10
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 9
    Does the job way better than others
  • 8
    Gitflow support
  • 8
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 8
    Dark theme
  • 6
    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
    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 2
    Github Notifications
  • 1
    Git ammend
  • 1
    Interactive rebase window
  • 1
    Native application
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 1
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 18
    Git
  • 16
    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
  • 1
    SAS

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Cons of Fork
Cons of Tower
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    • 5
      Expensive
    • 4
      Subscription based
    • 1
      No side by side diff
    • 0
      Merge conflict resolution impossible/unclear

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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 Tower?

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

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    What are some alternatives to Fork and Tower?
    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
    The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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