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Git vs GitKraken: What are the differences?

Git: Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency; GitKraken: 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.

Git belongs to "Version Control System" category of the tech stack, while GitKraken can be primarily classified under "Source Code Management Desktop Apps".

"Distributed version control system" is the primary reason why developers consider Git over the competitors, whereas "Dark theme" was stated as the key factor in picking GitKraken.

Git is an open source tool with 27.9K GitHub stars and 16.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Git's open source repository on GitHub.

Netflix, Asana, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Git, whereas GitKraken is used by Tradecore, SCORE42, and Atbox. Git has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3891 company stacks & 4632 developers stacks; compared to GitKraken, which is listed in 42 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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Pros of Git
Pros of GitKraken
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    Distributed version control system
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    Efficient branching and merging
  • 964
    Fast
  • 846
    Open source
  • 728
    Better than svn
  • 368
    Great command-line application
  • 306
    Simple
  • 291
    Free
  • 232
    Easy to use
  • 222
    Does not require server
  • 27
    Distributed
  • 22
    Small & Fast
  • 18
    Feature based workflow
  • 15
    Staging Area
  • 13
    Most wide-spread VSC
  • 11
    Disposable Experimentation
  • 11
    Role-based codelines
  • 7
    Frictionless Context Switching
  • 6
    Data Assurance
  • 5
    Efficient
  • 4
    Just awesome
  • 3
    Github integration
  • 3
    Easy branching and merging
  • 2
    Compatible
  • 2
    Possible to lose history and commits
  • 2
    Flexible
  • 1
    Team Integration
  • 1
    Easy
  • 1
    Light
  • 1
    Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
  • 1
    Rebase supported natively; reflog; access to plumbing
  • 1
    Flexible, easy, Safe, and fast
  • 1
    CLI is great, but the GUI tools are awesome
  • 1
    It's what you do
  • 0
    Phinx
  • 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 Git
Cons of GitKraken
  • 16
    Hard to learn
  • 11
    Inconsistent command line interface
  • 9
    Easy to lose uncommitted work
  • 7
    Worst documentation ever possibly made
  • 5
    Awful merge handling
  • 3
    Unexistent preventive security flows
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    Rebase hell
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    When --force is disabled, cannot rebase
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    Ironically even die-hard supporters screw up badly
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    Hangs occasionally (not as bad as sourcetree)
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    Not as many features as sourcetree
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    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 Git?

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

What is GitKraken?

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

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GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
SVN (Subversion)
Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
Bitbucket
Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.
Perforce
Visibility, access control, workflow and code management for Git environments. Flexibility of collaborating on the same codebase and code reviews using any combination of Perforce and Git workflows and tools without compromise.
Mercurial
Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.
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