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    Free Tower Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Tower for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Mac 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 free and available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Mac alternatives to Tower are Sourcetree (Free), GitHub Desktop (Free, Open Source), gitg (Free, Open Source) and Sublime Merge (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 31, 2021
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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.
      SmartGit vs Tower opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SmartGit is a very competent git GUI tool
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    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.
      GitKraken Client vs Tower opinions
      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago


    3. 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.


      No longer under active development, per info in repo at

    4. A powerful Mac and Windows client for Mercurial and Git distributed version control systems.
      Most users think Sourcetree is a great alternative to Tower.
    5. GitHub Desktop is a native Git client for Mac OS X and Windows with a graphical user interface.
      GitHub Desktop vs Tower opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Only supports Repos
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    6. 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.
    7. Sublime Merge is a fast and intuitive git client built on the same performant platform as Sublime Text.
      Sublime Merge vs Tower opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    8. git-cola is a powerful GUI for git, a distributed revision control system.
      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Gerrit Code Review
      • Node.JS
      • Atom
      • Brackets
      Git GUI (WebUI).
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