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GitUp vs Tower: What are the differences?

Developers describe GitUp as "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. On the other hand, Tower is detailed as "The most powerful Git client for Mac & Windows". Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.

GitUp and Tower can be primarily classified as "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" tools.

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, Tower provides the following key features:

  • Clone & create repos with a click - Manage your GitHub, Bitbucket & Beanstalk accounts from within Tower
  • Open repos quickly - Tower's "Quick Open" dialog finds and opens repositories in no time
  • Automate the boring stuff - Fetching and stashing are automatically done for you, if you wish

"Can edit commit messages" is the top reason why over 5 developers like GitUp, while over 16 developers mention "Git" as the leading cause for choosing Tower.

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Pros of GitUp
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
  • 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 Tower
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    • 4
      Subscription based
    • 4
      Expensive
    • 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 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 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.
    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.
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