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Tower Alternatives for Linux

Tower is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best 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 Tower and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Tower are gitg, Sublime Merge, Gittyup and git-cola.

Tower 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 Tower.
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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.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSmartGit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSmartGit supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    SmartGit is a very competent git GUI tool

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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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    Most users think GitKraken Client is a great alternative to Tower.

    GitKraken is a very good git client, but, is personal, if you are working on a public repo, if you are trying to connect to a private or an organization repo in github, you must pay a different license

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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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    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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    Sublime Merge is free, but a license must be purchased for contuined use, however, its features and design are by far, the best you can get at 0$ price

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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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGittyup supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    git-cola

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    git-cola is a powerful GUI for git, a distributed revision control system. cola's ingredients include git-python and jsonpickle. cola is released under the GNU GPL v2.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightgit-cola consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Customizablegit-cola is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Ungit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Gerrit Code Review
    • Node.JS
    • Atom
    • Brackets

    Git GUI (WebUI).

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    tig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    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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  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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