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Fork vs SourceTree: 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, SourceTree is detailed as "A free Git GUI client for Windows and macOS". 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.

Fork and SourceTree can be primarily classified as "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" tools.

"One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Fork, while over 199 developers mention "Visual history and branch view" as the leading cause for choosing SourceTree.

Zillow, PedidosYa, and Coderus are some of the popular companies that use SourceTree, whereas Fork is used by JustWatch, Lancaster Solutions, and Center for Open Science. SourceTree has a broader approval, being mentioned in 615 company stacks & 400 developers stacks; compared to Fork, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Fork and SourceTree

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 SourceTree
  • 13
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
  • 8
    Nice UX
  • 7
    Gitflow support
  • 6
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 6
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 6
    Does the job way better than others
  • 5
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 5
    Dark theme
  • 4
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 3
    Repository Manager
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
  • 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
  • 203
    Visual history and branch view
  • 161
    Beautiful UI
  • 134
    Easy repository browsing
  • 85
    Gitflow support
  • 73
    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
  • 20
    Great branch visualization
  • 18
    Ui/ux and user-friendliness
  • 8
    Best Git Client UI/Features
  • 7
    Search commit messages
  • 5
    Available for Windows and macOS
  • 1
    Search file content
  • 1
    Log only one file

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Cons of Fork
Cons of SourceTree
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    • 10
      Crashes often
    • 8
      So many bugs
    • 6
      Fetching is slow sometimes
    • 4
      Very unstable
    • 4
      Can't select text in diff (windows)
    • 3
      No dark theme (Windows)
    • 3
      Extremely slow
    • 2
      Freezes quite frequently
    • 2
      Can't scale window from top corners
    • 2
      Doesn't differentiate submodules from parent repos
    • 2
      Requires bitbucket account
    • 2
      UI blinking
    • 2
      Diff makes tab indentation look like spaces
    • 2
      Windows and Mac versions are very different
    • 2
      Windows version worse than mac version
    • 2
      Diff appears as if space indented even if its tabs
    • 2
      Doesn't have an option for git init
    • 2
      Useless for merge conflict resolution
    • 1
      No reflog support
    • 1
      Installs to AppData folder (windows)
    • 1
      Bases binary check on filesize
    • 1
      Can't add remotes by right clicking remotes (windows)
    • 1
      Generally hard to like

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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 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.

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