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GitHub allows developers to synchronize branches, clone repositories, and more. Pull requests, merge button, fork queue, issues, pages, wiki: all awesome features that make sharing easier. But those things are only great after you've pushed your code to GitHub.

Synchronize branches
The sync button pushes your chages to GitHub and pulls down other's changes in one operation. It notifies you know when you have changes you haven't pushed or there are new changes on GitHub you haven't pulled down.

Clone repositories in one click
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What's New

Version 184:


  • Repositories are now listed in the sidebar.
  • Tabs are now in the toolbar.
  • Recent Branches are now included in the Branches popover.
  • New branches can now be created from any branch.
  • Quick way to browse and clone repositories on GitHub or GitHub Enterprise.
  • 'Copy SHA' menu item when viewing a commit.
  • more...


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Moxiesozo Member IconComment+152

Does not work with Mac OS X 10.6.x. The minimum required OS is now 10.7.x.

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Version 69

Thanks for the heads up Moxiesozo, I've fixed the listing.

Mikael B

Which is really too bad. Apparently this client "elies on a number of technologies which are not available in Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier" so this is understandable and there's other ways to have Git on the mac.

This client does work very well on 10.7 though I'm looking at downgrading if the 10.7.5 update doesn't work out.

waffl Member IconReview+7

Really excellent Git tool. It is the ideal complement to the command line. Polished and intuitive UI that makes everything even branching/merging very simple. Tiny quirks here and there, but the development team is actively working on it and very responsive and friendly.

You can tell there was definitely some good thought put into this app from the beginning.

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Version 1.1.7
Delarue Member IconReview+23

Works very well for me for all my basic and common Git tasks (committing, pushing & pulling, branching). The UI is very polished, although I don't like the iOS style on OS X in general - but that's just my preference, I guess. No stability issues so far.

BTW, this application works fine with non-GitHub repositories.

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Version 1.0.3

I tried it already... but how?


How? You mean, how to use non-GitHub repositories?

You will need to create your local clone via the Terminal ("git clone "). After that, drop the newly created folder onto the drop area in the GitHub App, or create a new repository entry manually by clicking the "New Repository" button and choosing the path to the folder.


Thank you!!! First I tried it manually, but the drag and drop action worked fine!

Peternsteinmetz Member IconReview+64

Had a look at this for use with local repositories.

It has what appears to be a slick interface, and nice features, like scanning for local repositories. However, it is very buggy in this and will not work well with a local repository.

Don't know about use with Github site, but is not a replacement for Tower when working with local repositories.

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Version 1.0.3
Grfx Guru Member IconReview+46
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Very impressed with this initial release, have to be honest and say I'm really glad I did not buy Tower now.

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Version 1.0
Pjm Member IconComment+36

Ouch for Tower and Gitbox (and the just-underway Kickstarter Git client). Hard to compete with slick and free, they're really going to have to come up with some unique angle on git repo management.

Good luck!

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Version 1.0

Isn't this app for use with GitHub only? There you have your unique angle.
I prefer Assembla (www.assembla.com) anyway.


@Xplicit... good point... confirm someone, that it cannot work with your own repo not on GitHub?


Yes, you can use the GitHub Mac Client to work with any Git repository. The repositories don't have to be hosted on GitHub.

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Current Version (184.x)


Downloads 13,284
Version Downloads 1,121
License Free
Date 14 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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