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GitKraken vs Mercurial: What are the differences?

GitKraken: Git GUI Client for Windows Mac and Linux built on Electron. The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free; Mercurial: A distributed version control system. Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.

GitKraken belongs to "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" category of the tech stack, while Mercurial can be primarily classified under "Version Control System".

"Dark theme" is the top reason why over 46 developers like GitKraken, while over 15 developers mention "Easy-to-grasp system with nice tools" as the leading cause for choosing Mercurial.

Tradecore, SCORE42, and Atbox are some of the popular companies that use GitKraken, whereas Mercurial is used by Performance Assessment Network (PAN), Bitbucket, and Eyereturn Marketing. GitKraken has a broader approval, being mentioned in 42 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Mercurial, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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Pros of GitKraken
Pros of Mercurial
  • 59
    Dark theme
  • 33
    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)
  • 1
    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)
  • 18
    A lot easier to extend than git
  • 17
    Easy-to-grasp system with nice tools
  • 13
    Works on windows natively without cygwin nonsense
  • 11
    Written in python
  • 9
    Free
  • 8
    Fast
  • 6
    Better than Git
  • 6
    Best GUI
  • 4
    Better than svn
  • 2
    Hg inc
  • 2
    Good user experience
  • 2
    TortoiseHg - Unified free gui for all platforms
  • 2
    Consistent UI
  • 2
    Easy-to-use
  • 2
    Native support to all platforms
  • 1
    Free to use

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Cons of GitKraken
Cons of Mercurial
  • 2
    Hangs occasionally (not as bad as sourcetree)
  • 2
    Not as many features as sourcetree
  • 2
    No edit/fixup in interactive rebase
  • 2
    Do not allow to directly edit staging area
  • 2
    Does not work like a Mac app
  • 2
    Extremely slow when working with large repositories
  • 0
    Track single upstream only
  • 0
    Does not distinguish between local and remote head

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What is GitKraken?

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

What is Mercurial?

Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.

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