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    What are the best GitHub Desktop alternatives?

    GitHub Desktop is described as 'Simple collaboration from your desktop GitHub Desktop is a seamless way to contribute to projects on GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. Available for Mac and Windows' and is a very popular Git Client in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GitHub Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. Most alternatives are Git Clients and Version Control Systems. The best alternative is SmartGit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GitKraken Client or GitAhead. Other great apps like GitHub Desktop are Fork (Paid), Sourcetree (Free), TortoiseGit (Free, Open Source) and Git Extensions (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 31, 2021

    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.
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      SmartGit vs GitHub Desktop opinions
      Most users think SmartGit is a great alternative to GitHub Desktop.
      very complete, it has many more functions than github desktop, for example conflict solver and commit search. customizable and fast interface. definetly one of the best
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
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      Most users think GitKraken Client is a great alternative to GitHub Desktop.


    3. 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.

      Discontinued

      No longer under active development, per info in repo at https://github.com/gitahead/gitahead#please-note

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    4. A fast and friendly git client for Mac and Windows.
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      Fork vs GitHub Desktop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Fork is a great alternative to GitHub Desktop.
      Love the interactive rebase
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    5. A powerful Mac and Windows client for Mercurial and Git distributed version control systems. Sourcetree strips away the complexity of DVCS and makes it usable for mere mortals.
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      Sourcetree vs GitHub Desktop opinions
      Some users think Sourcetree is a great alternative to GitHub Desktop, some don't.
      roshad87a9 Supports not only github.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    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. Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like...
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    7. Git Extensions is a 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.
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      Git Extensions vs GitHub Desktop opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      kubelsmieci Powerfull, fast, customizable, rich UI
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    8. 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.
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      gitg vs GitHub Desktop opinions
      Most users think gitg is a great alternative to GitHub Desktop.
      pablobianchi Easy, stable and official from Gnome project.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    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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    10. Sublime Merge is a fast and intuitive git client built on the same performant platform as Sublime Text. FEATURES - integrated three-way merge tool, - side-by-side diffs - powerful search - syntax highlighting
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