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Free Sourcetree Alternatives for Linux

Sourcetree is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best free Linux alternative is SmartGit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GitKraken Client or GitAhead. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sourcetree and many of them are free and available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Linux alternatives to Sourcetree are gitg, Sublime Merge, Gittyup and Ungit.

Sourcetree 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 Sourcetree.
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  • FreeProprietary
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A powerful Mac and Windows client for Mercurial and Git distributed version control systems.

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  1. SmartGit is a front-end for the distributed version control system Git and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. SmartGit is intended for developers who prefer a graphical user interface over a command line client, to be even more productive with Git.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSmartGit is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSmartGit supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    jamilsonjunior

    Faster than SourceTree and has a built-in conflict solver.

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    M_O_Z_G

    Much better interface than new SourceTree has, no bugs with digital tablet, auto-detection repos, portable version.

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  2. Millions of developers and teams around the world choose GitKraken Client to make Git more visual and accessible with an intuitive UI, the flexibility to switch between a GUI or a terminal, and a seamless experience across operating systems.

    ⚫︎ File VersioningGitKraken Client has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGitKraken Client supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    propel_batter_coma

    GitKraken is a modern alternative to Sourcetree and brings updates frequently.

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    Very nice interface, very intuitive and perfect integration with Github and Bitbucket.

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    Free version only works with public repos

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    I liked the application, but open private repository for a paid user :( it isn't freeware.

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    rbukovansky

    The best Git GUI client. Period.

    Do yourself a favor and start using it.

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    alanbrogan

    Understands git so well it made the guy presenting the video go "Oooh".

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    Much faster and nice clean modern look

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    GitAhead

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGitAhead supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Discontinued

    No longer under active development, per info in repo at https://github.com/gitahead/gitahead#please-note

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    dabockster

    Doesn't support GitHub OAuth login. Requires API key instead. This is significantly less secure than competing products.

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    gitg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark Modegitg supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightgitg consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Sublime Merge

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sublime Merge is a fast and intuitive git client built on the same performant platform as Sublime Text.

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    vbagsalternativeto

    most performant and native way to interact with git

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    Gittyup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • Qt

    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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    Ungit

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
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    Git GUI (WebUI).

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    git-gui

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
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    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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    tig

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • BSD
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    Tig: text-mode interface for Git.

    ⚫︎ Lightweighttig consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfacetig either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Fully keyboard driven. Lightweight. Supports common operations easily, can shell out to git for complex needs.

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  10. Bit Git CLI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bit is an experimental modernized git CLI built on top of git that provides happy defaults and other niceties:

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceBit Git CLI either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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