What are the best TortoiseGit alternatives in 2021?

    TortoiseGit is described as 'Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN. It's open source and can fully be build with freely available software. Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like' and is a well-known app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to TortoiseGit for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Node.JS and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Sourcetree, which is free. Other great apps like TortoiseGit are SmartGit (Free Personal), GitKraken (Freemium), GitAhead (Free, Open Source) and GitHub Desktop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. A powerful Mac and Windows client for Mercurial and Git distributed version control systems. Sourcetree strips away the complexity of DVCS and makes it usable for mere mortals.
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      Sourcetree vs TortoiseGit opinions
      Most users think Sourcetree is a great alternative to TortoiseGit.
      TortoiseGit is a lightweight shell integration, while SourceTree is a full blown GUI client. All of the same Git functionality is present, but the way it is provided is entirely different.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    2. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks SmartGit is a great alternative to TortoiseGit.

    3. Over 2 million developers worldwide rely on GitKraken to get their work done. Our team is dedicated to making tools that help software developers be more productive - it’s truly our passion.
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      GitKraken vs TortoiseGit opinions
      Most users think GitKraken is a great alternative to TortoiseGit.
      Haven't integration with Nautilus, but is a very nice tool for manage git repositories with excellent interface, integration with GitHub, Bitbucket and more, very good for admin flow of git (branches, commits, 2+ remote repositories, a so on).
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Missing features, like cherry pick, discard lines, blocks from staged files, etc...
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    4. 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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    5. Simple collaboration from your desktop GitHub Desktop is a seamless way to contribute to projects on GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. Available for Mac and Windows
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      GitHub Desktop vs TortoiseGit opinions
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      Can not mimic the more advanced functionality that Tortoise or other Git client GUIs
      Negative comment over 1 year ago


    6. 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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    7. 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.
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      gitg vs TortoiseGit opinions
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      Open source, fully featured, simple and intuitive, lightweight.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    8. Tower is a native desktop Git client for both macOS and Windows. The app gives developers, designers, and non-technical people easy access to the full power of Git with features such as Pull Requests, Interactive Rebase, Image Diffing, Quick Actions, Undo and much more.
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    9. Sublime Merge is a fast and intuitive git client built on the same performant platform as Sublime Text. FEATURES - integrated three-way merge tool, - side-by-side diffs - powerful search - syntax highlighting
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