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SmartGit vs SourceTree: What are the differences?

What is SmartGit? A Git Graphical User Interface client. It is a graphical Git client with support for SVN and Pull Requests for GitHub and Bitbucket. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.

What is 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.

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

Decisions about SmartGit 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 SmartGit
Pros of SourceTree
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    • 203
      Visual history and branch view
    • 161
      Beautiful UI
    • 134
      Easy repository browsing
    • 85
      Gitflow support
    • 73
      Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
    • 20
      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
      Search file content
    • 1
      Log only one file

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    Cons of SmartGit
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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)
      • 3
        No dark theme (Windows)
      • 3
        Extremely slow
      • 2
        Freezes quite frequently
      • 2
        Can't scale window from top corners
      • 2
        Doesn't differentiate submodules from parent repos
      • 2
        Requires bitbucket account
      • 2
        UI blinking
      • 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
        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)
      • 1
        Generally hard to like

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      What is 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.

      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 SmartGit and SourceTree?
          Tower
          Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.
          GitKraken
          The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.
          TortoiseGit
          It is a Git revision control client, implemented as a Windows shell extension and based on TortoiseSVN. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License.
          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.
          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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