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GitKraken vs Tower: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Tower? The most powerful Git client for Mac & Windows. Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.

GitKraken and Tower can be primarily classified as "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" tools.

"Dark theme" is the top reason why over 47 developers like GitKraken, while over 16 developers mention "Git" as the leading cause for choosing Tower.

Tradecore, SCORE42, and Atbox are some of the popular companies that use GitKraken, whereas Tower is used by Swat.io, Coderus, and Startae. GitKraken has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Tower, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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Pros of GitKraken
Pros of Tower
  • 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)
  • 18
    Git
  • 16
    Just works
  • 10
    Version control
  • 6
    Awesome
  • 6
    Simple layout
  • 4
    Multiple windows
  • 3
    Multiple tabs
  • 3
    Automatic repo discovery
  • 2
    Gitflow support
  • 2
    Uses standard git terminology and methods
  • 2
    Submodule support
  • 2
    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
  • 2
    Github integration
  • 2
    Full featured client
  • 1
    SAS

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Cons of GitKraken
Cons of Tower
  • 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
  • 4
    Subscription based
  • 4
    Expensive
  • 1
    No side by side diff
  • 0
    Merge conflict resolution impossible/unclear

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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.

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What are some alternatives to GitKraken and Tower?
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.
GitKraken Glo
A more productive way for developers to track tasks and issues from inside GitKraken, VS Code, Atom or a browser! Glo Boards sync in real-time with GitHub Issues, support markdown and offer lots of time-saving features for devs.
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.
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.
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.
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