Open Source SmartGit Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to SmartGit is GitAhead, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SmartGit and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SmartGit are GitHub Desktop (Free, Open Source), TortoiseGit (Free, Open Source), Git Extensions (Free, Open Source) and gitg (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 17, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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
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      Most users think GitHub Desktop is a great alternative to SmartGit.


    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks TortoiseGit is a great alternative to SmartGit.
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. git-cola is a powerful GUI for git, a distributed revision control system. cola's ingredients include git-python and jsonpickle. cola is released under the GNU GPL v2.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      Is a tool for creating commits and managing branches. It was inspired by and initially based on gitool. Written in Tcl/Tk. Stable versions are shipped with Core Git since version 1.5.
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      Most users think git-gui is a great alternative to SmartGit.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Gerrit Code Review
      • Node.JS
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      • Brackets
      Git GUI (WebUI).
    7. Tig: text-mode interface for Git Tig is a git repository browser that additionally can act as a pager for output from various git commands.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      GitUp is a bet to invent a new Git interaction model that lets engineers of all levels work quickly, safely, and without headaches.
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