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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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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"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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Best cross-platform git/mercurial client

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SmartGit is the best cross-platform git/mercurial client I've found so far. For Mac I prefer SourceTree, but SmartGit works really well on Windows and Linux, on Mac SourceTree is a bit better solution IMHO.

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Way better than TortoiseGit

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The interface is much better, it has a Meld-like diff and merge tool, which is very nice, and it makes recommendations like "you probably don't want to do that. how about this instead?"

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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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