SmartGit Reviews

Best GIT GUI client

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So far I find SmartGit the best GIT client among all others. Intuitive. I often use console GIT client, but also use SmartGit to view history and diff, commiting, deleting files etc, everything what is unconvenient to do from console. Very convenient app.

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Great Support & Great Product

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I use SmartGit for almost 2 years now and it is a great product. That I knew, what I've learned the last days is that they have a great support.

The support team helped me a lot with a problem that I had after updating java on my PC.
I had an issue pulling from bitbucket with https and they spent hours with me fixing it event though I have a non commercial license so they could just say, go and buy a license then we will support you.

In my opinion we need more companies like this one and I will be very glad to tell everyone how good they are.

Thanks to all the team...

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You can even use this software for creating incremental backups for your work because it is the only one I found that doesnt need a git account.

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I used to use SmartCVS and was relieved to see that SmartGIT is a thing when my company switched versioning systems.

Perfect mix of power and usability.

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It is very useful, I found a new functionality every day.

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Superb git client. Excellent UI and very stable.

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Very professional tool i'm working with every day. Was using SourceTree before, and it can be desribed like a screwdriver vs a drill. Great, great tool.

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great intuitive features like grouping repos

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Best one I tried - better than Tortoise and a couple other I tried

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SmartGit is simply the best client I've used for GIT so far. I makes even advanced features of GIT intuitive and easy to use. Far superior to the GitHub client!

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Works like a charm since years. Pretty good for commiting, selecting what to commit & resolving conflicts.
Windows & Linux.

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Best git client I've found up to date

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It might be difficult initially to use, but it's because of it's power that allows you to do so many things in git.

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Clunky and lacking basic features

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How people like this program is beyond me.

It's like the TortoiseGit nightmare in that it's built around several layers of windows all showing redundant and different information, making finding what you need incredibly clunky and unintuitive. You can't checkout a commit from the Journal view, you have to switch to Review view. Oh, there's a conflict. You can't handle it in Review view, you have to switch back to Main view. Ugh.

Furthermore, despite how "feature-filled" it is, it lacks very basic functionality available in all other Git clients, such as simply opening a file in your default text editor from the right-click menu.

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"Expires" for no good reason

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If you use the free version you cannot disable update checks. And for some reason the program "expires" after a certain date (as if it got some identity crisis and decided it was not a Git client but a carton of milk). When it has "expired" (I won't stop using quotation marks around that word) it of course works just as well as before, but now it begins to nag you into updating by delaying the start-up by 30 seconds. Unless you're using a client/server application that absolutely requires an update to work, the decision to update should be left to the user.

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