4.6 out of 5 with 29 ratings

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Superb git client. Excellent UI and very stable.

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I prefer functionality over form when it comes to a critical tool like my Git client, and SmartGit has loads of additional functionality compared to all the other ones I have tried. It may not be as pretty as some clients, but I honestly do not care about that. Its interface is clean, flexible, and very powerful. It has frequent updates which I always look forward to, and it has one-time purchase options in addition to subscriptions, which seems rare these days. It also has a one-time purchase option for lifetime updates, which is what I opted for.

SmartGit doesn't try to obfuscate how Git works like a lot of other clients do. With those types of clients I feel like you may never end up understanding how Git works. SmartGit is easy to use, but also allows you to learn how Git works over time by providing easy access to all the underlying functionality so you'll become comfortable with edge-case issues with Git and be able to solve them, and actually just use Git "better" for day-to-day activities.

One significant bonus about SmartGit is that it works on Windows/Linux/Mac with the exact same interface. Previously, I had different clients on Windows/Mac, and I would always have to fumble around on Mac b/c I didn't use it as often.

In the end, SmartGit is just a joy to use, and is by far my favorite tool that I had any real choice in selecting (unlike Visual Studio for instance).

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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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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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Most powerful yet simple to use git client

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It is so much easy to use and reliable in my last 5 years work. It provides a clear view for my projects which use git submodule extensively and never had any problems in terms of managing source code across submodules. Good work!

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Complete Git solution, making advanced features like interactive rebase easy

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I was looking for a replacement of Git Extensions, since that product has been discontinued on Linux, and SmartGit fit that role perfectly!!

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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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Pro's:

  • clean design
  • user friendly
  • free version
  • easy install and configure
    Con's:
  • when using a proper IDE it's not neccacery
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Just the best GIt tool I ever used. And this is one of several software products I ever bought.

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SmartGit is terrific. It saves me much work very often.
The UI is very comfortable, specially the view to compare two versions of a file. And this view is not read-only, you can even edit the file directly in SmartGit. I difinitively like this product very-much
Unfortunately it is not free nor open-source (and I try to use only open-source Applications).

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SmartGit can across all platform, high perfremance, easy to use

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UI simple and effective, many operations are available via UI reducing the need to open the command line. Cross platform, for my case Linuca and Windows.
Highly recommended!

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