Best free GUI Git clients

Git comes with built-in GUI tools for committing (git-gui) and browsing (gitk), but there are several third-party tools for users looking for platform-specific experience.

With following free tools you will be able to create branches, collaborate with other developers, and commit changes without touching the command line.

SourceTree

Sourcetree simplifies how you interact with your Git repositories so you can focus on coding. Visualize and manage your repositories through Sourcetree’s simple Git GUI.

A fully-featured GUI that offers an efficient, consistent development process right out of the box. Works with Git and Mercurial.

Platforms: Mac, Windows
Price: Free
License: Proprietary

GitKraken

GitKraken is a Git client built on Electron, allowing it to run natively on Windows, Mac and Linux desktop systems.

GitKraken connects to popular services like GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab to make working with your remote repositories easier.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
Price: Free for non-commercial use
License: Proprietary

GitHub Desktop

Whether you’re using a Mac or Windows, GitHub Desktop gives you a simplified experience with more space for what matters—your code.

Platforms: Mac, Windows
Price: Free
License: MIT

TortoiseGit

TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN. It’s open source and can fully be build with freely available software.

Since it’s not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like, and with any type of file. Main interaction with TortoiseGit will be using the context menu of the Windows explorer.

Platforms: Windows
Price: Free
License: GNU GPL

git-cola

Git Cola is a sleek and powerful graphical user interface for Git. Git Cola is free software and written in Python.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
Price: Free
License: GNU GPL

Cycligent Git Tool

Cycligent Git Tool is a straightforward, graphic GUI for your GIT projects. Master and manage all your repositories in a simple visual format providing an exceptional experience.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
Price: Free
License: Proprietary

Fork

Fork is a fast and friendly git client for Mac. Fork’s Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly.

Manage your repositories without leaving the application. You can organize the repositories into categories.

Platforms: Mac
Price: Free
License: Proprietary

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