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GitUp vs SourceTree: What are the differences?

GitUp: The Git interface you've been missing all your life. 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; SourceTree: A free Git GUI client for Windows and macOS. 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.

GitUp and SourceTree belong to "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by GitUp are:

  • Highlight a commit and hit the spacebar to quickly see its message and diff.
  • GitUp gives you full, transparent control over your local checkout, so it's easy to back out from unwanted changes.
  • GitUp's Snapshot feature builds a Time-Machine-like history of every change made to your repo, allowing you to step backwards to any point in time.

On the other hand, SourceTree provides the following key features:

  • Full-powered DVCS
  • Create, clone, commit, push, pull, merge, and more are all just a click away.
  • Review your outgoing and incoming changesets, cherry-pick between branches, patch handling, rebase, stash, shelve, and much more.

"Can edit commit messages" is the top reason why over 5 developers like GitUp, while over 199 developers mention "Visual history and branch view" as the leading cause for choosing SourceTree.

Decisions about GitUp and SourceTree

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 GitUp
Pros of SourceTree
  • 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
  • 205
    Visual history and branch view
  • 162
    Beautiful UI
  • 134
    Easy repository browsing
  • 86
    Gitflow support
  • 74
    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
  • 21
    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
    Log only one file
  • 1
    Search file content

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Cons of GitUp
Cons of SourceTree
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    • 10
      Crashes often
    • 8
      So many bugs
    • 6
      Fetching is slow sometimes
    • 4
      Very unstable
    • 4
      Can't select text in diff (windows)
    • 4
      Extremely slow
    • 4
      No dark theme (Windows)
    • 2
      Freezes quite frequently
    • 2
      Can't scale window from top corners
    • 2
      Requires bitbucket account
    • 2
      UI blinking
    • 2
      Doesn't differentiate submodules from parent repos
    • 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
      Generally hard to like
    • 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)

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    What is 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.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to GitUp and SourceTree?
    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.
    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.
    GitKraken
    The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.
    Tower
    Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.
    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.
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