SourceTree vs GitKraken vs Tower: What are the differences?
SourceTree, GitKraken, and Tower are all Source Code Management Desktop Apps, allowing you to manage your repositories on the desktop rather than through a browser. SourceTree is built by Atlassian and Bitbucket. GitKraken is the only one of the three that supports Linux.
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Why do developers choose SourceTree vs GitKraken vs Tower?
- Fans of SourceTree love its visual history and branch view, citing its beautiful UI and easy repository browsing.
- GitKraken users love that it works with Linux and Windows as well as Mac, and call it a full featured client that’s very easy to use.
- Tower fans say it “just works.” They love its simple layout and GitHub integration.
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GitKraken is the best git client so far. The user interface is very friendly. Everything is easy to do with this tool. A branch tree vizualization is very clear. I've tried SourceTree and I got lost in such many panels. Also performance of SourceTree is not as goot as GitKraken. I like Sublime Merge but it doesn't have so many features as the other tools. I've choosen GitKraken and as bonus I got GitKraken Glo that is the next perfect tool.
Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).
Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.
GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.
I prefer to see the selected commit in the graph while inspecting a diff of a changed file in said commit. SourceTree and sometimes Tower do that.
Para Manejar los proyectos de otras empresas y controlar las versiones de las aplicaciones en producción en personas que no tienen conocimiento de los comandos git.
I use it to manage my Repos for private projects. I love the clear UI and for me it is way easier to manage than in the shell.
Used by various PrometheanTV technical staff to interface and interact with the Git Source Control service.
very good user interface; access to relevant information is clicks away, 1 year free license for students
Since being familiar to git CLI, I nearly never open it again except using it as a diff tool.
Used Source Tree to maintain version / commit / pull request , merge of codes for a team.