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Tower

Tower is a powerful Git client for Mac and Windows.

  • Mac
  • Windows
Avg rating of 4.5 (14)| 15 comments

What is Tower?

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.

Tower offers seamless integration with industry-leading services like GitHub, Atlassian Bitbucket, GitLab, Microsoft Visual Studio, or Perforce - both online and behind the firewall. And since Tower uses pure Git under the hood, it works with any other code hosting service, too.

Tower comes with a built-in diff viewer. However, you can also use your favorite tool instead - like P4Merge, Meld, Beyond Compare, Code Compare, Araxis Merge, KDiff 3, Ultra Compare, WinMerge, and many more.

You can use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive. Tower helps you master version control with Git.

A free 30-day trial is available for download.

Tower is FREE for students, teachers, and educational institutions such as universities, schools, coding bootcamps etc.

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Tower's Commit History
Tower's unique Conflict Wizard
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Tower for Mac - Getting Started
Tower for Windows - Getting Started
GitHub Pull Requests on the Desktop with Tower
Bitbucket Pull Requests on the Desktop with Tower
GitLab Merge Requests on the Desktop with Tower
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Tower information

  • Developed byfournova Software GmbH
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $5 and $10.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives55 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about Tower, and it has gotten 56 likes

Tower was added to AlternativeTo by walle on and this page was last updated . Tower is sometimes referred to as gittower, git-tower, git tower.

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mcmarc76
  
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Great tool - very stable and intuitive. I use that too everyday and I don't want to miss it - keeps things simple. I use it on windows and mac. Don't get me wrong - I really love git in the terminal - but for a lot of reasons a GUI makes absolutely sense...

The support team is great. Fast response times and very committed to their job! thanks

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sam77
  
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Great Git GUI. They now offer Tower Pro for free for students, teachers, universities, and schools. You just need a .edu email address or another form of enrolment.

[Edited by sam77, February 20]

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maximeleb
  
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I bought a year license and I use it at work everyday.

It is sexy from the outside, but it's just not simple to use and not well thinked.

  • The PR feature is not working
  • Sometimes I lost stashes (it told me it was saved, but no)
  • The search feature is aweful (you have to select if you look for a git message, an author or a file... Yes, this 70$ app isn't able to guess it for you !)
  • To select a branch, you have to select it on a simple dropdown without any kind of search field. When using it professionally in a gitflow, that means having to seek for your branch among hundreds of branches.
  • It asks for a lot of shit when you change your branch (Do you want to stash ? How do I call the stash ? Did you notice this unversionned file that I will not destroy anyway because it's fu**king not versionned...)

Long story short : sexy ui, aweful UX. I won't say I gain time with it - and it doesn't make git easier in my professional life. Better investing in learning git commands, you'll have to learn them to fix Tower errors anyway...

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Fast, intuitive, has all the features I need !

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This is a very great piece of software which helps me and my colleagues a lot in our collaborative model development.

Plus, the Tower team is super-friendly and has always replied to my emails very fast. I wish, all app developers would be like that!

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The ability to undo mistakes by just hitting cmd-Z stands for the philosophy of Tower: Making the use of Git easy, intuitive and accessible for noobs. In the time I am working with Tower I had never the need to run Git in the terminal – and that’s great.

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mint_shows
  
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I've been keeping up with Tower for almost 10 years now. I found an email from back in December 2010 where I sent the beta to a friend of mine. It was only about 3 or 4 years ago that I finally broke down and bought it. I'd been using several free git clients for a while and they did work fine, but after trying a demo of Git Tower, things just clicked. It made managing my team's large git repository a breeze and was generally a joy to use. The client itself mostly stays out of your way and allows you to get your work done without difficulty.

I'm a happy paying customer and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

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Tags

  • Git Client
  • Version Control
  • Diff Tool
  • User interface
  • Software Repository
  • github
  • git-manager
  • github-clients
  • source-code-management
  • bitbucket
  • visual-studio
  • bitbucket-client
  • repo-manager
  • History viewer
  • git-gui
  • git-managers
  • repository-manager
  • gitlab
  • gitlab-client

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Development

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Tower platform details

Mac

macOS 10.11+

Windows

Windows 7 SP2 or newer

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