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Fork vs GitKraken: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fork as "Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac". Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly. On the other hand, GitKraken is detailed as "Git GUI Client for Windows Mac and Linux built on Electron". The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.

Fork and GitKraken belong to "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" category of the tech stack.

"One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Fork, while over 46 developers mention "Dark theme" as the leading cause for choosing GitKraken.

According to the StackShare community, GitKraken has a broader approval, being mentioned in 42 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Fork, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Fork and GitKraken

I explored many Git Desktop tools for the Mac and my final decision was to use Fork. What I love about for that it contains three features, I like about a Git Client tool.

It allows * to handle day to day git operations (least important for me as I am cli junkie) * it helps to investigate the history * most important of all, it has a repo manager which many other tools are missing.

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Pros of Fork
Pros of GitKraken
  • 14
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
  • 9
    Nice UX
  • 8
    Gitflow support
  • 7
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 7
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 6
    Does the job way better than others
  • 6
    Dark theme
  • 6
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 4
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 3
    Repository Manager
  • 2
    Github Notifications
  • 2
    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 1
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Git ammend
  • 56
    Dark theme
  • 33
    Best linux git client
  • 29
    Great overview
  • 21
    Full featured client
  • 20
    Gitflow support
  • 19
    Beautiful UI
  • 18
    Very easy to use
  • 16
    Graph
  • 13
    Effortless
  • 13
    Works great on both linux and windows
  • 6
    Easy Merge Conflict Tool
  • 5
    Amazing Github and Bitbucket integration
  • 4
    Great UX
  • 3
    Integration with GitHub
  • 3
    Automatic Repo Discovery
  • 3
    Submodule support
  • 3
    Easy to Learn and Setup
  • 3
    Super fast
  • 2
    Fuzzy find (CTRL P)
  • 1
    Very user friendly
  • 1
    Much more stable than source tree
  • 1
    Great for non-dev users
  • 1
    Because it has Linux client
  • 1
    Command palette (CTRL Shift P)

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Cons of Fork
Cons of GitKraken
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    • 2
      Hangs occasionally (not as bad as sourcetree)
    • 2
      Not as many features as sourcetree
    • 2
      No edit/fixup in interactive rebase
    • 2
      Do not allow to directly edit staging area
    • 2
      Does not work like a Mac app
    • 2
      Extremely slow when working with large repositories

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    What is Fork?

    Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly.

    What is GitKraken?

    The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.

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    What tools integrate with Fork?
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    What are some alternatives to Fork and GitKraken?
    SourceTree
    Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface.
    Tower
    Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.
    Sublime Merge
    A snappy UI, three-way merge tool, side-by-side diffs, syntax highlighting, and more. Evaluate for free – no account, tracking, or time limits.
    SmartGit
    It is a graphical Git client with support for SVN and Pull Requests for GitHub and Bitbucket. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.
    GitUp
    GitUp lets you see your entire labyrinth of branches and merges with perfect clarity. Any change you make, large or small, even outside GitUp, is immediately reflected in GitUp's graph. No refreshing, no waiting.
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