Cornerstone free download for Mac


27 March 2019

Feature-rich Subversion client.


Cornerstone allows you to take control of Subversion with a client application that was specifically designed for Mac users. Cornerstone integrates all of the features you need to interact with your repository and does so in an elegant and easy-to-use fashion.

Whether you're new to versioning or a Subversion expert, Cornerstone will help streamline your workflow and make version control more transparent.

  • Combines the elegance of the Mac with the power of Subversion.
  • Perfect companion to Xcode, BBEdit, TextMate, Coda, etc.
  • Use Subversion without having to install it on 10.4 Tiger.
  • All-in-one UI mode optimized for use on laptops and other small displays.
  • Multiple-window UI mode optimized for use on desktop systems with large (or even multiple) displays.
  • And much much more.

The trial version will expire after 14 days. A single-user license costs $59.99 and may be used by a single individual on up to 2 computers.

What's new in Cornerstone

Version 4.1:
New Features:
  • License Deregistration
  • Users can now deregister a license from a computer and install that same license on a new computer and continue using it.
  • Shelving of Binary Files
  • Allows users to temporarily "shelve" (set aside) in-process changes and revert back to the working tree - to quickly fix a bug on production, for example. Once done, users can simply retrieve their shelved changes and continue where they left off. This feature was released in Cornerstone 4.0 for non-binary files only and now can be used for binary files as well.
  • App Store - Users can now purchase annual Cornerstone subscriptions form the Apple App Store.
  • Performance Improvements
  • Numerous code optimizations speed up overall application performance, especially when updating and checking out code from the central repository to Cornerstone.
  • Subversion 1.10 - Added support for the newest SVN 1.10 trunk
  • License Verification
  • The application will attempt to verify subscription status more than once on startup if the Internet is not connected yet.
  • "Could Not Connect to Server" - This error message will now include more debug information for the Assembla support team to better solve customer issues.
  • Stability Bug Fixes

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44 Cornerstone Reviews

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03 December 2008

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Even though it's a bit more expensive than the Versions, I like the Cornerstone much better than the Versions or other SVN clients. Maybe, the Versions is a good tool for non-developers who just need to do version control in their project, but definitely this one is for developers (and of course, for non-developers).
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29 July 2019
Changed to $79/year subscription a year, for a GUI SVN client. XVersion, here I come...
Version 4.1
08 May 2018
Uuuh, they just change there license with version 4.0! Man, that's to much money! It's only a SVN client, not a complex IDE! Moved to XVersion!
Like (1)
Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
17 July 2018
the most enjoyable thing is... IT DOES'NT WORK... major problems connecting any repository.. all my previous giihub accounts are impossible to load due to impossibility to connect webdav's

ARE YOU KIDDING RIGHT??? v4.0 and v 4.1 have same issue = TRASHWARE
---> AVOID <----

Forgot to say im still using v 3 and all is fine..
01 May 2018
I have also been told my license has been deactivated. Yes I installed it on a few laptops over the years but this is the nature of my work, I have a fairly high turnover of laptops but they have always been mine and I have never disclosed the key to anyone. I replied to their email but have not heard anything back. Disgraceful behaviour from the new owner and a money grab for sure. I will not be using this app again and I suggest you do the same.
Like (2)
Version 4.0
14 April 2018
Used to be a fine program, but Cornerstone has been acquired (or stolen) by Assembla, read the comments below how they deactivate valid licences. Don't say I did not warn you
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Version 4.0
12 April 2018
Cornerstone was acquired by Assembla. Versions 1, 2, and 3 were reasonably priced and licensed per user. Version 4, under Assembla has had its price increase dramatically AND switch to an ANNUAL license! Plus they appear to be licensing it PER DEVICE and no longer per user.

Assmebla sent me an email saying my key was deactivated because it was installed more than the "normal rate" (without explaining what that is). And then saying if I wanted to use it on more than one device I'd have to pay per device for extra licenses. Problem is, my receipt clearly indicates my licenses were purchased per USER. When I was recommending the software for my employer a 2 or 3 years back I reached out and confirmed it was per user, as several of us had more than one machine, and Zennaware confirmed the software is licensed to the user, not the machine, and that more than one machine was permitted provided it was all for the same user.

Assembla seems to be making a huge money grab, and they don't care if they alienate their users or not. It's a pity really, because Cornerstone has been a very nice Mac GUI for SVN (I'd otherwise give it 4.5 stars), but what Assembla is doing is not the way to keep a loyal user base. Sure they might make some short term revenue, but I can't see the majority of their users keeping it at the higher rate and these kinds of tactics. I for one will not be upgrading. Though now it seems I might no longer be able to install it again if I change machines, in essence they've stolen something I've purchased.
Like (4)
Version 4.0
2 answer(s)
14 April 2018
Hi, I received excactly the same email:

From: Assembla <>
Subject: An important update to your Cornerstone account. Date: 12 April 2018 at 22:54:02 CEST
My name is Ruben Dominguez, VP of Customer Success here at Assembla. We are writing to inform you that the Cornerstone license registered to may have been compromised.
Our systems indicate that your license key for 1 device(s) has been registered well above the normal rate. For security reasons, we have disabled new activations on the current key. We will need to verify the number of registrations with you and possibly issue a new license key. Please call us or respond to this email so we can help.
Please note that if you need to have more than 1 device(s) access Cornerstone, you will need to add more licenses.
Since Assembla acquired Cornerstone, we have made a number of updates to Cornerstone and want to make sure you are informed about the latest version (4.0). For more details on Cornerstone version 4, please visit our website.
Thank you,
Ruben Dominguez Assembla Support


Do notice the unsubscribe buttton! I answered these bastards to come with proof of these new activations with IP adressses and mac address. of course I did not here from them. The truth is I have switched to Git many years ago and haven't been using Cornerstone for 6 years.

So Macupdate user, if you do want to use SVN don't do business with this buch of frauds. Don't. Ff more people received the same email about these "well above normal rate activations" maybe we can join efforts and sue them. Let me know
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14 July 2018
I received exactly the same email. I responded with a wtf email and got this response:

I see you have a license for both v3.x and v2.x.
In this case it has only been the v.2x license that has been affected.

Please feel free to ignore Ruben's mail and if there is anything more we can do please let me know.

I have not upgraded and have no intention of ever doing so.
05 April 2018
i'am actually using v3.0.3 without any issue...
Just downloaded new v4.0 and incapable to connect repositories... stating " Unable to connect to a repository at URL " when just launching old version simply works...
i guess something should be revised again...
Would give half a star because this is a serious major issue, but will wait for a debugged version
no time to waste. atm.

**forgot to say i've at least 30 reps so, nope!!, its not some connection issue to a particular one..
Like (2)
Version 4.0
29 July 2016
Bit annoyed that this is a paid upgrade as I had just purchased version 2. I actually prefer the older interface so I won't be upgrading.
Version 3.0.1
22 April 2015
Since the 10.10.3 Yosemite update Cornerstone now crashes to the point that it is unusable, and most basic features no longer work. Pre this update I would have given the app 5 stars. Now I'm forced to rate it 1 star. I've sent a support email and had no response, and tried communicating via Twitter also with no response. It's making me wonder if the company even exists anymore.
Version 2.7.17
13 October 2014
It is easy to learn looks nice. It is slow, but I can deal with the slowness. I wish I had a PC for tortoiseSVN which is free and better =[
Version 2.7.14
22 May 2014
I can't say I've experienced the performance issues that Count Sessine has below. I've been running Cornerstone since a relatively early 1.x release and it's been pretty much rock solid, acceptably speedy (not as quick as the common dine, true) and I've been able to get operations done without too much hassle. Still the best SVN client on OS X in my opinion.
Like (1)
Version 2.7.14