SourceTree vs. GitKraken vs. Tower

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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What is SourceTree?

Say goodbye to the command line – 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.

What is GitKraken?

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

What is Tower?

Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.
Why do developers choose SourceTree?
Why do you like SourceTree?

Why do developers choose GitKraken?
Why do you like GitKraken?

Why do developers choose Tower?
Why do you like Tower?

What are the cons of using SourceTree?
Downsides of SourceTree?

What are the cons of using GitKraken?
Downsides of GitKraken?

What are the cons of using Tower?
Downsides of Tower?

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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.
What companies use SourceTree?
805 companies on StackShare use SourceTree
What companies use GitKraken?
62 companies on StackShare use GitKraken
What companies use Tower?
39 companies on StackShare use Tower
What tools integrate with SourceTree?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with SourceTree
What tools integrate with GitKraken?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with GitKraken
What tools integrate with Tower?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Tower

What are some alternatives to SourceTree, GitKraken, and Tower?

  • Fork - Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac
  • Sublime Merge - A Git client from the makers of Sublime Text
  • GitUp - The Git interface you've been missing all your life

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Sublime Merge

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.

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