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Open Source SmartGit Alternatives

The best open source alternative to SmartGit is GitAhead. 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, TortoiseGit, Git Extensions and Gittyup.

SmartGit alternatives are mainly Git Clients but may also be Version Control Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SmartGit.
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    GitAhead

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    44 alternatives to GitAhead 

    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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    1.  Git SupportGitAhead supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  Dark ModeGitAhead supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Discontinued

    No longer under active development, per info in repo at https://github.com/gitahead/gitahead#please-note but there's a fork called Gittyup icon Gittyup that you can try.

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    GitHub Desktop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    54 alternatives to GitHub Desktop 

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

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    1.  Git SupportGitHub Desktop supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  Dark ModeGitHub Desktop supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    GitHub Desktop vs SmartGit opinions
    Most users think GitHub Desktop is a great alternative to SmartGit.


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    TortoiseGit

    • Windows
    61 alternatives to TortoiseGit 

    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.

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    1.  Git SupportTortoiseGit supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  LightweightTortoiseGit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    TortoiseGit vs SmartGit opinions
    Almost everyone thinks TortoiseGit is a great alternative to SmartGit.
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    Git Extensions

    • Windows
    46 alternatives to Git Extensions 

    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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    1.  Git SupportGit Extensions supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionGit Extensions can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Gittyup

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • Qt
    51 alternatives to Gittyup 

    Gittyup is a graphical Git client designed to help you understand and manage your source code history. Gittyup is a continuation of the GitAhead client.

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    1.  Git SupportGittyup supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  Dark ModeGittyup supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Gittyup simultaneously.
    4.  File VersioningGittyup has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    5.  Privacy focusedGittyup is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingGittyup supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    7.  Ad-freeGittyup doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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      gitg

      • Mac
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      51 alternatives to gitg 

      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. It does this not be writing a cross-platform application, but by close collaboration with similar clients for...

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      1.  Dark Modegitg supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      2.  Git Supportgitg supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
      3.  Lightweightgitg consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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        git-cola

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        48 alternatives to git-cola 

        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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        1.  Lightweightgit-cola consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
        2.  Git Supportgit-cola supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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        git-gui

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        • BSD
        • Cygwin
        41 alternatives to git-gui 

        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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        1.  Git Supportgit-gui supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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          git-gui vs SmartGit opinions
          Most users think git-gui is a great alternative to SmartGit.
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          tig

          • FreeOpen Source
          • Mac
          • Linux
          • BSD
          • Cygwin
          54 alternatives to tig 

          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.

          When browsing repositories, it uses the underlying git commands to present the user with various views, such as summarized revision log an.

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          1.  Lightweighttig consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
          2.  Command line interfacetig either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
          3.  Git Supporttig supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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          Ungit

          • FreeOpen Source
          • Mac
          • Windows
          • Linux
          • Online
          • Self-Hosted
          • Gerrit Code Review
          • Node.JS
          • Atom
          • Brackets
          47 alternatives to Ungit 

          Git GUI (WebUI).

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          1.  Git SupportUngit supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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