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GitUp

21
40
+ 1
36
SourceTree

8.7K
6.5K
+ 1
722
Tower

195
334
+ 1
79
Decisions about GitUp, SourceTree, 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 GitUp
Pros of SourceTree
Pros of Tower
  • 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
  • 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 GitUp
Cons of SourceTree
Cons of Tower
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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)
    • 5
      Expensive
    • 4
      Subscription based
    • 1
      No side by side diff
    • 0
      Merge conflict resolution impossible/unclear

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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.

    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 GitUp, SourceTree, and Tower?
    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.
    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.
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