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    Git Extensions Alternatives

    Git Extensions is described as 'standalone UI tool for managing git repositories. It also integrates with Windows Explorer and Microsoft Visual Studio (2010/2012/2013/2015/2017). Linux is supported by 2.51 version with some issues' and is a popular Version Control system in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Git Extensions for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and F-Droid. The best alternative is SmartGit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GitAhead or GitKraken Client. Other great apps like Git Extensions are Fork, GitHub Desktop, Sourcetree and TortoiseGit.

    Git Extensions is mainly a Git Client but alternatives to it may also be Version Control Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Git Extensions.
    This page was last updated Dec 31, 2021
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    Git Extensions is a standalone UI tool for managing git repositories. It also integrates with Windows Explorer and...
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    1. SmartGit is a front-end for the distributed version control system Git and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. SmartGit is intended for developers who prefer a graphical user interface over a command line client, to be even more productive with Git.
    2. GitAhead lets you filter results and performs advanced searches. It shows you exactly what you need to see and makes navigating through thousands of commits a piece of cake.


      No longer under active development, per info in repo at

    3. Millions of developers and teams around the world choose GitKraken Client to make Git more visual and accessible with an intuitive UI, the flexibility to switch between a GUI or a terminal, and a seamless experience across operating systems.
      GitKraken Client vs Git Extensions opinions
      This alternative is disputed. GitKraken Client is still a legitimate alternative to Git Extensions, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Cannot cherry pick lines, cannot sign commit, cannot search in files, etc.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    4. GitHub Desktop is a native Git client for Mac OS X and Windows with a graphical user interface.

    5. A powerful Mac and Windows client for Mercurial and Git distributed version control systems.
      Sourcetree vs Git Extensions opinions
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      It's explicit, fast, friendly and have a great GUI.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    6. TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN. It's open source and can fully be build with freely available software.
    7. gitg is a git repository viewer targeting gtk+/GNOME. One of its main objectives is to provide a more unified user experience for git frontends across multiple desktops.
      gitg vs Git Extensions opinions
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      Very little functionality, can't easily manage branches and commits like in Git Extensions
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

    8. Sublime Merge is a fast and intuitive git client built on the same performant platform as Sublime Text.
      Sublime Merge vs Git Extensions opinions
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      This is a merge tool. Git Extensions is a Git GUI. You could use these tools side-by-side; as far as I know, they don't even have any overlap in usage.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    9. Tower is a native desktop Git client for both macOS and Windows. The app gives developers, designers, and non-technical people easy access to the full power of Git with features such as Pull Requests, Interactive Rebase, Image Diffing, Quick Actions, Undo and much more.
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