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Alternatives to Sublime Merge

SourceTree, GitKraken, Sublime Text, Tower, and Fork are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Sublime Merge.
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What is Sublime Merge and what are its top alternatives?

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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Top Alternatives to Sublime Merge

  • SourceTree

    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

    GitKraken

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

  • Sublime Text

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform. ...

  • Tower

    Tower

    Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive. ...

  • Fork

    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. ...

  • SmartGit

    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. ...

  • GitUp

    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. ...

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SourceTree

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PROS OF SOURCETREE
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    Visual history and branch view
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    Beautiful UI
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    Easy repository browsing
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    Gitflow support
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    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
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    Great branch visualization
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    Ui/ux and user-friendliness
  • 8
    Best Git Client UI/Features
  • 7
    Search commit messages
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    Available for Windows and macOS
  • 1
    Search file content
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    Log only one file
CONS OF SOURCETREE
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    Crashes often
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    So many bugs
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    Fetching is slow sometimes
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    Very unstable
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    Can't select text in diff (windows)
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    No dark theme (Windows)
  • 3
    Extremely slow
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    Freezes quite frequently
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    Can't scale window from top corners
  • 2
    Doesn't differentiate submodules from parent repos
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    Requires bitbucket account
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    UI blinking
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    Diff makes tab indentation look like spaces
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    Windows and Mac versions are very different
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    Windows version worse than mac version
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    Diff appears as if space indented even if its tabs
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    Doesn't have an option for git init
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    Useless for merge conflict resolution
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    No reflog support
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    Installs to AppData folder (windows)
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    Bases binary check on filesize
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    Can't add remotes by right clicking remotes (windows)
  • 1
    Generally hard to like

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Cees Timmerman

Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).

Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.

GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.

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GitKraken

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Git GUI Client for Windows Mac and Linux built on Electron
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PROS OF GITKRAKEN
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    Dark theme
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    Best linux git client
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    Great overview
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    Full featured client
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    Gitflow support
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    Beautiful UI
  • 18
    Very easy to use
  • 16
    Graph
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    Effortless
  • 13
    Works great on both linux and windows
  • 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
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    Fuzzy find (CTRL P)
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    Very user friendly
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    Much more stable than source tree
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    Great for non-dev users
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    Because it has Linux client
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    Command palette (CTRL Shift P)
CONS OF GITKRAKEN
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    Does not work like a Mac app
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    Do not allow to directly edit staging area
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    No edit/fixup in interactive rebase
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    Not as many features as sourcetree
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    Hangs occasionally (not as bad as sourcetree)

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Cees Timmerman

Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).

Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.

GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.

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GitKraken is the best git client so far. The user interface is very friendly. Everything is easy to do with this tool. A branch tree vizualization is very clear. I've tried SourceTree and I got lost in such many panels. Also performance of SourceTree is not as goot as GitKraken. I like Sublime Merge but it doesn't have so many features as the other tools. I've choosen GitKraken and as bonus I got GitKraken Glo that is the next perfect tool.

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Sublime Text

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PROS OF SUBLIME TEXT
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    Lightweight
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    Plugins
  • 640
    Super fast
  • 467
    Great code editor
  • 442
    Cross platform
  • 279
    Nice UI
  • 257
    Unlimited trial
  • 154
    Cmd + d is the best command ever
  • 92
    Great community
  • 46
    Package control, modules
  • 26
    Mac OS X support
  • 22
    Easy to get started with
  • 22
    Monokai
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    Built in Python
  • 21
    Everything you need without the bloat
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    Easy
  • 13
    Speed
  • 11
    Session & edit resuming
  • 9
    Package Control
  • 8
    Multiple selections
  • 8
    Well Designed
  • 6
    ALT + CMD + DOWN is the best command ever
  • 6
    Fast, simple and lightweight
  • 6
    Nice
  • 4
    Great
  • 4
    It's easy to use, beautiful, simple, and plugins rule
  • 4
    ALT + F3 the best command ever
  • 4
    So futuristic and convenient
  • 3
    Hackable
  • 3
    Free
  • 3
    Simple and clean design
  • 3
    Find anything fast within entire project
  • 2
    Pretty
  • 2
    Color schemes and cmd+d
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    UI + plugins
  • 2
    Totally customizable
  • 2
    Material theme best theme forever
  • 2
    Sublime Merge (Git Integration)
CONS OF SUBLIME TEXT
  • 7
    Steep learning curve
  • 4
    Flexibility to move file
  • 4
    Everything
  • 3
    Number of plugins doing the same thing
  • 3
    Doesn't act like a Mac app
  • 2
    Don't have flutter integration
  • 1
    Forces you to buy license
  • 1
    Not open sourced

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Johnny Bell
Software Engineer at Weedmaps · | 19 upvotes · 562.6K views

I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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Labinator Team

At labinator.com, we use HTML5, CSS 3, Sass, Vanilla.JS and PHP when building our premium WordPress themes and plugins. When writing our codes, we use Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code depending on the project. We run Manjaro and Debian operating systems in our office. Manjaro is a great desktop operating system for all range of tasks while Debian is a solid choice for servers.

WordPress became a very popular choice when it comes to content management systems and building websites. It is easy to learn and has a great community behind it. The high number of plugins as well that are available for WordPress allows any user to customize it depending on his/her needs.

For development, HTML5 with Sass is our go-to choice when building our themes.

Main Advantages Of Sass:

  • It's CSS syntax friendly
  • It offers variables
  • It uses a nested syntax
  • It includes mixins
  • Great community and online support.
  • Great documentation that is easy to read and follow.

As for PHP, we always thrive to use PHP 7.3+. After the introduction of PHP 7, the WordPress development process became more stable and reliable than before. If you a developer considering PHP 7.3+ for your project, it would be good to note the following benefits.

The Benefits Of Using PHP:

  • Open Source.
  • Highly Extendible.
  • Easy to learn and read.
  • Platform independent.
  • Compatible with APACHE.
  • Low development and maintenance cost.
  • Great community and support.
  • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

Why PHP 7.3+?

  • Flexible Heredoc & Nowdoc Syntaxes - Two key methods for defining strings within PHP. They also became easier to read and more reliable.
  • A good boost in performance speed which is extremely important when it comes to WordPress development.
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Tower

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The most powerful Git client for Mac & Windows
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PROS OF TOWER
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    Git
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    Just works
  • 10
    Version control
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    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
CONS OF TOWER
  • 4
    Subscription based
  • 4
    Expensive
  • 1
    No side by side diff
  • 0
    Merge conflict resolution impossible/unclear

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Cees Timmerman

Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).

Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.

GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.

See more
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Fork

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Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac
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PROS OF FORK
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    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
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    Nice UX
  • 7
    Gitflow support
  • 6
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 6
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 6
    Does the job way better than others
  • 5
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 5
    Dark theme
  • 4
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 3
    Repository Manager
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
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    Github Notifications
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    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 1
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Git ammend
CONS OF FORK
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    SmartGit

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    PROS OF SMARTGIT
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        GitUp

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        The Git interface you've been missing all your life
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        PROS OF GITUP
        • 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
        CONS OF GITUP
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