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Alternatives to TortoiseGit

TortoiseSVN, GitHub, SourceTree, SmartGit, and Git are the most popular alternatives and competitors to TortoiseGit.
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What is TortoiseGit and what are its top alternatives?

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.
TortoiseGit is a tool in the Git Tools category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to TortoiseGit

  • TortoiseSVN
    TortoiseSVN

    It is an Apache™ Subversion (SVN)® client, implemented as a Windows shell extension. It's intuitive and easy to use, since it doesn't require the Subversion command line client to run. And it is free to use, even in a commercial environment. ...

  • GitHub
    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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Git
    Git

    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. ...

  • TortoiseHg
    TortoiseHg

    It is a Windows shell extension and a series of applications for the Mercurial distributed revision control system. It also includes a Gnome/Nautilus extension and a CLI wrapper application so the TortoiseHg tools can be used on non-Windows platforms. ...

  • GitKraken
    GitKraken

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

  • 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. ...

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TortoiseSVN logo

TortoiseSVN

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A Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension
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PROS OF TORTOISESVN
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      GitHub

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      PROS OF GITHUB
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        Open source friendly
      • 1.5K
        Easy source control
      • 1.2K
        Nice UI
      • 1.1K
        Great for team collaboration
      • 863
        Easy setup
      • 502
        Issue tracker
      • 484
        Great community
      • 480
        Remote team collaboration
      • 448
        Great way to share
      • 441
        Pull request and features planning
      • 144
        Just works
      • 131
        Integrated in many tools
      • 117
        Free Public Repos
      • 112
        Github Gists
      • 108
        Github pages
      • 81
        Easy to find repos
      • 61
        Open source
      • 58
        Easy to find projects
      • 58
        It's free
      • 56
        Network effect
      • 48
        Extensive API
      • 42
        Organizations
      • 41
        Branching
      • 33
        Developer Profiles
      • 32
        Git Powered Wikis
      • 29
        Great for collaboration
      • 23
        It's fun
      • 22
        Community SDK involvement
      • 21
        Clean interface and good integrations
      • 19
        Learn from others source code
      • 14
        It integrates directly with Azure
      • 14
        Because: Git
      • 9
        Standard in Open Source collab
      • 9
        Newsfeed
      • 8
        It integrates directly with Hipchat
      • 7
        Beautiful user experience
      • 7
        Fast
      • 6
        Cloud SCM
      • 6
        Easy to discover new code libraries
      • 5
        Graphs
      • 5
        It's awesome
      • 5
        Nice API
      • 5
        Smooth integration
      • 5
        Integrations
      • 4
        Remarkable uptime
      • 4
        Reliable
      • 4
        Hands down best online Git service available
      • 3
        Security options
      • 3
        Simple but powerful
      • 3
        Uses GIT
      • 3
        Unlimited Public Repos at no cost
      • 3
        Version Control
      • 3
        CI Integration
      • 3
        Free HTML hosting
      • 3
        Loved by developers
      • 3
        Easy to use and collaborate with others
      • 3
        Quick Onboarding
      • 2
        Ci
      • 2
        IAM
      • 2
        Nice to use
      • 1
        Easy to use
      • 1
        IAM integration
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        Easy deployment via SSH
      • 1
        Good tools support
      • 1
        Free private repos
      • 1
        Very Easy to Use
      • 1
        Issues tracker
      • 1
        Easy source control and everything is backed up
      • 1
        Leads the copycats
      • 1
        Never dethroned
      • 1
        Easy and efficient maintainance of the projects
      • 1
        Beautiful
      • 1
        Free HTML hostings
      • 1
        Self Hosted
      • 1
        All in one development service
      • 0
        Profound
      CONS OF GITHUB
      • 50
        Owned by micrcosoft
      • 37
        Expensive for lone developers that want private repos
      • 15
        Relatively slow product/feature release cadence
      • 10
        API scoping could be better
      • 8
        Only 3 collaborators for private repos
      • 3
        Limited featureset for issue management
      • 2
        GitHub Packages does not support SNAPSHOT versions
      • 2
        Does not have a graph for showing history like git lens
      • 1
        Have to use a token for the package registry
      • 1
        No multilingual interface
      • 1
        Takes a long time to commit

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      Johnny Bell

      I was building a personal project that I needed to store items in a real time database. I am more comfortable with my Frontend skills than my backend so I didn't want to spend time building out anything in Ruby or Go.

      I stumbled on Firebase by #Google, and it was really all I needed. It had realtime data, an area for storing file uploads and best of all for the amount of data I needed it was free!

      I built out my application using tools I was familiar with, React for the framework, Redux.js to manage my state across components, and styled-components for the styling.

      Now as this was a project I was just working on in my free time for fun I didn't really want to pay for hosting. I did some research and I found Netlify. I had actually seen them at #ReactRally the year before and deployed a Gatsby site to Netlify already.

      Netlify was very easy to setup and link to my GitHub account you select a repo and pretty much with very little configuration you have a live site that will deploy every time you push to master.

      With the selection of these tools I was able to build out my application, connect it to a realtime database, and deploy to a live environment all with $0 spent.

      If you're looking to build out a small app I suggest giving these tools a go as you can get your idea out into the real world for absolutely no cost.

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      Simon Reymann
      Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.4M 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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      SourceTree logo

      SourceTree

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      PROS OF SOURCETREE
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        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
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        Available for Windows and macOS
      • 1
        Log only one file
      • 1
        Search file content
      CONS OF SOURCETREE
      • 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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      Simon Reymann
      Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.4M 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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      SmartGit logo

      SmartGit

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      A Git Graphical User Interface client
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      PROS OF SMARTGIT
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          Git logo

          Git

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          Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
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          PROS OF GIT
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            Distributed version control system
          • 1.1K
            Efficient branching and merging
          • 960
            Fast
          • 845
            Open source
          • 728
            Better than svn
          • 368
            Great command-line application
          • 306
            Simple
          • 291
            Free
          • 232
            Easy to use
          • 222
            Does not require server
          • 27
            Distributed
          • 22
            Small & Fast
          • 18
            Feature based workflow
          • 15
            Staging Area
          • 13
            Most wide-spread VSC
          • 11
            Disposable Experimentation
          • 11
            Role-based codelines
          • 7
            Frictionless Context Switching
          • 6
            Data Assurance
          • 5
            Efficient
          • 4
            Just awesome
          • 3
            Easy branching and merging
          • 3
            Github integration
          • 2
            Possible to lose history and commits
          • 2
            Compatible
          • 2
            Flexible
          • 1
            Team Integration
          • 1
            Light
          • 1
            Easy
          • 1
            Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
          • 1
            Rebase supported natively; reflog; access to plumbing
          • 1
            Flexible, easy, Safe, and fast
          • 1
            CLI is great, but the GUI tools are awesome
          • 1
            It's what you do
          • 0
            Phinx
          CONS OF GIT
          • 16
            Hard to learn
          • 11
            Inconsistent command line interface
          • 9
            Easy to lose uncommitted work
          • 7
            Worst documentation ever possibly made
          • 5
            Awful merge handling
          • 3
            Unexistent preventive security flows
          • 3
            Rebase hell
          • 2
            When --force is disabled, cannot rebase
          • 2
            Ironically even die-hard supporters screw up badly

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          Simon Reymann
          Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.4M 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.
          See more
          Ali Soueidan
          Creative Web Developer at Ali Soueidan · | 18 upvotes · 889.5K views

          Application and Data: Since my personal website ( https://alisoueidan.com ) is a SPA I've chosen to use Vue.js, as a framework to create it. After a short skeptical phase I immediately felt in love with the single file component concept! I also used vuex for state management, which makes working with several components, which are communicating with each other even more fun and convenient to use. Of course, using Vue requires using JavaScript as well, since it is the basis of it.

          For markup and style, I used Pug and Sass, since they’re the perfect match to me. I love the clean and strict syntax of both of them and even more that their structure is almost similar. Also, both of them come with an expanded functionality such as mixins, loops and so on related to their “siblings” (HTML and CSS). Both of them require nesting and prevent untidy code, which can be a huge advantage when working in teams. I used JSON to store data (since the data quantity on my website is moderate) – JSON works also good in combo with Pug, using for loops, based on the JSON Objects for example.

          To send my contact form I used PHP, since sending emails using PHP is still relatively convenient, simple and easy done.

          DevOps: Of course, I used Git to do my version management (which I even do in smaller projects like my website just have an additional backup of my code). On top of that I used GitHub since it now supports private repository for free accounts (which I am using for my own). I use Babel to use ES6 functionality such as arrow functions and so on, and still don’t losing cross browser compatibility.

          Side note: I used npm for package management. 🎉

          *Business Tools: * I use Asana to organize my project. This is a big advantage to me, even if I work alone, since “private” projects can get interrupted for some time. By using Asana I still know (even after month of not touching a project) what I’ve done, on which task I was at last working on and what still is to do. Working in Teams (for enterprise I’d take on Jira instead) of course Asana is a Tool which I really love to use as well. All the graphics on my website are SVG which I have created with Adobe Illustrator and adjusted within the SVG code or by using JavaScript or CSS (SASS).

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          TortoiseHg logo

          TortoiseHg

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          A set of graphical tools and a shell extension for the Mercurial distributed revision control system
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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
              • 58
                Dark theme
              • 33
                Best linux git client
              • 29
                Great overview
              • 21
                Full featured client
              • 20
                Gitflow support
              • 19
                Beautiful UI
              • 18
                Very easy to use
              • 16
                Graph
              • 13
                Works great on both linux and windows
              • 13
                Effortless
              • 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
              • 2
                Fuzzy find (CTRL P)
              • 1
                Very user friendly
              • 1
                Much more stable than source tree
              • 1
                Great for non-dev users
              • 1
                Because it has Linux client
              • 1
                Command palette (CTRL Shift P)
              CONS OF GITKRAKEN
              • 2
                Hangs occasionally (not as bad as sourcetree)
              • 2
                Not as many features as sourcetree
              • 2
                No edit/fixup in interactive rebase
              • 2
                Do not allow to directly edit staging area
              • 2
                Does not work like a Mac app
              • 2
                Extremely slow when working with large repositories

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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

              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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              Fork logo

              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
              • 11
                Nice UX
              • 10
                Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
              • 9
                Does the job way better than others
              • 8
                Gitflow support
              • 8
                Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
              • 8
                Dark theme
              • 6
                Excellent commit history tree view
              • 5
                This even looks the same as SourceTree
              • 4
                Repository Manager
              • 3
                Built-in developer feedback
              • 3
                Countless quality of life features
              • 2
                Keyaboard-only
              • 2
                Visual branch history
              • 2
                Reflog support
              • 2
                Github Notifications
              • 1
                Git ammend
              • 1
                Interactive rebase window
              • 1
                Native application
              • 1
                Intuitive merge conflict resolution
              • 1
                Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
              • 1
                Not buggy, works smoothly
              CONS OF FORK
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