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Cornerstone
Cornerstone
4.2
3.4
0.0
Cornerstone free download for Mac

Cornerstone for Mac4.2

23 January 2020

Feature-rich Subversion client.

What is Cornerstone for Mac

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.
  • 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 $79 and may be used by a single individual on up to 2 computers.

What's new in Cornerstone

Version 4.2:
  • Cornerstone now supports Dark Mode!
  • Improved performance and bug fixes for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Option to register a new license key to your Cornerstone application if your license had previously expired.

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chrismgould
chrismgould
Apr 19 2021
4.2
1.0
Apr 19 2021
1.0
Version: 4.2
I used the software for several years, as it was good. But when the company was taken over the support became abysmal. My licence got screwed up during a renewal and I wasn't able to use the tool for several weeks because their support team was so inept. In that time I found "Xversion" - an excellent product and much cheaper - and have switched to that.
greg-122
greg-122
Jan 27 2021
4.2
1.0
Jan 27 2021
1.0
Version: 4.2
We were using our $79/year subscription license on a Macbook Pro that irrecoverably died. After 3 weeks of back and forth with their support, they finally confirmed that I couldn't deactivate the old MBP, and use the license on our new MBP. I needed to have access to the (now dead) MBP - which obviously isn't possible. So my license was lost and there's nothing they would do about it. I assume they'd have happily continued charging the yearly license fee though. Version 3 was great, but that's long gone now. We're switching to Versions.
guyschvitz
guyschvitz
May 11 2020
4.2
2.0
May 11 2020
2.0
Version: 4.2
Have been using V3 for the past 1.5 years because V4 is overpriced. The app works ok and makes it easy to use SVN but is just incredibly slow. Doing simple commits or updates on a large repository easily takes more than 10 minutes and even reading the log can take ages. Will switch to XVersion
guyschvitz
guyschvitz
May 11 2020
4.2
2.0
May 11 2020
2.0
Version: 4.2
I have been using V3 for the past 1.5 years because I am not paying for the overpriced V4 license. The app works ok and makes it easy to use SVN but is just incredibly slow. Doing simple file commits or updates on a large repository easily takes more than 10 minutes and even reading the log can take ages. Will switch to XVersion
vanilosanto
vanilosanto
Jul 29 2019
4.1
0.0
Jul 29 2019
0.0
Version: 4.1
Changed to $79/year subscription a year, for a GUI SVN client. XVersion, here I come...
cybervision
cybervision
May 8 2018
4.0
0.5
May 8 2018
0.5
Version: 4.0
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!
jonboy1000
jonboy1000
May 1 2018
4.0
0.5
May 1 2018
0.5
Version: 4.0
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.
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Apr 14 2018
4.0
0.5
Apr 14 2018
0.5
Version: 4.0
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
Gsyoungblood
Gsyoungblood
Apr 12 2018
4.0
0.5
Apr 12 2018
0.5
Version: 4.0
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.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Apr 5 2018
4.0
0.0
Apr 5 2018
0.0
Version: 4.0
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..
joker55
joker55
Jul 29 2016
3.0.1
3.0
Jul 29 2016
3.0
Version: 3.0.1
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.
Stephen-Hamilton
Stephen-Hamilton
Apr 22 2015
2.7.17
1.0
Apr 22 2015
1.0
Version: 2.7.17
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.
casper-3
casper-3
Oct 13 2014
2.7.14
3.0
Oct 13 2014
3.0
Version: 2.7.14
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 =[
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
May 22 2014
2.7.14
4.5
May 22 2014
4.5
Version: 2.7.14
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.
Count-Sessine
Count-Sessine
Sep 29 2013
2.7.10
0.5
Sep 29 2013
0.5
Version: 2.7.10
Garbage. Yes, it has lots of features. Not as many as you can find on other platforms, but its not half-bad. Yes, it's easy to use. You won't have any problems learning how to get around this tool. So why do I say that it's 'garbage'? I wouldn't say that unless it was really, really bad - bad enough that you'll abandon it within a month of shelling out for a license. Cornerstone is PAINFULLY slow. When I start my day, I want to do an svn update and then get working. Typically, at the command line or with other clients, svn update will take about 15s with a non-trivial codebase and a LAN connection. So how does this work out with Cornerstone? Well, start up Cornerstone. Then wait. And wait. And wait some more. Maybe a good 5 minutes. It wants to do SOMETHING with your working copy. It isn't an svn status - that's quite fast (about 10s). No - whatever Cornerstone is doing with your working copy, it's done inefficiently and it takes a LONG time (5 minutes?) So what? Just update while Cornerstone does its thing, right? Well, you can't. Cornerstone is stupidly synchronous and won't let you update until its finished its business with your working copy. Want to find out what someone did yesterday? Look at the log, of course. svn log only takes a couple of seconds with most clients, right? Well with Cornerstone, you'll be waiting a good 3 minutes for it to stupidly ask your svn server for the same old log entries its requested dozens of times before. Because it doesn't cache them. Wonderful! This tool isn't fit for use. Its clear that either the Cornerstone team don't dogfood and use their own tool, or if they do, then Cornerstone itself is trivially small and they don't realize just how bad it is with a medium-size codebase. Adding insult to injury, these guys actually have a web page where you can 'vote' for new features! Tolerable performance on a Core i7 with a flash hard drive ISN'T A FEATURE! IT'S MANDATORY!
anonymous-swordtail-5389
anonymous-swordtail-5389
Apr 9 2013
2.7.9
0.0
Apr 9 2013
0.0
Version: 2.7.9
Ever since they switched to App Store distribution, the updates (even to non App Store version) are extremely slow… This is getting rather annoying, especially when they can't fix an extremely easy-to-fix bug - I know, I'm a programmer as well - which was reported several months ago. Their reason for the delay? App Store review delays. Well and why should I care? I didn't buy the App Store version (was a customer from well before it became available there), and moreover, I WOULD NOT buy at all if it was only available on App Store. JUST for the reason stated above (I don't want to support slow response/update cycles always resulting in App Store distribution switches..) Oh well. Still the best SVN app for Mac, but now not as much loved.
crystalidea
crystalidea
Mar 27 2013
2.7.9
5.0
Mar 27 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.9
Just bought a personal license. Expensive - yes! But it worth every cent of it, incredible software. Swiss made
cybervision
cybervision
Mar 8 2013
2.7.9
0.5
Mar 8 2013
0.5
Version: 2.7.9
Perfect, one of the best SVN clients!
Fabro
Fabro
Feb 13 2013
2.7.9
5.0
Feb 13 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.9
Simply the best SVN app for the Mac platform!
anonymous-gecko-4267
anonymous-gecko-4267
Aug 29 2012
2.7.7
5.0
Aug 29 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7.7
I tried, very stable and easy to use. Consider to buy a license.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Aug 29 2012
2.7.7
0.0
Aug 29 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7.7
hummm if i'm not wrong i have this release installed since June!!! maybe a typo? or just a holydays refresh? :)
Drtyrell969
Drtyrell969
Aug 28 2012
2.7.6
4.5
Aug 28 2012
4.5
Version: 2.7.6
I've been through every SVN software client on the Mac. I've paid thousands of dollars for crap like PerForce, and tested every thing in between. Cornerstone is the most elegant highly functional SVN client to date. It's beautiful, simple to use, and never gets in the way of doing our work. It also has the best REPAIR features of any SVN client. You screw something up? Cornerstone can usually repair things with the select of a menu item. Highly recommend.
Priosantos Jan
Priosantos Jan
Apr 4 2012
2.7.3
5.0
Apr 4 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7.3
Clean uncluttered GUI. One of, if not the best app in its kind. Makes comparing versions a doodle. Highly recommended !!
Pwenzel
Pwenzel
Mar 27 2012
2.7.2
5.0
Mar 27 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7.2
I bought Versions several years ago, but am ready to abandon it for Cornerstone's fantastic merging capabilities. Versions worked great in the old days, even on huge repositories, but Cornerstone takes the cake when it comes to simplifying merging, a task I deal with several days a week. Though I'm typically a Git fan, my company continues to use Subversion to manage many projects, and this fits the bill.
Broz
Broz
Feb 25 2012
2.7.2
0.0
Feb 25 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7.2
Can anyone tell me if it works with Subversion 1.7.x? There was a significant change to the way subversion works in 1.7. Lots of Subversion utilities STILL have not been upgraded to work with 1.7, even tho it's been out for quite a long time. Subversion 1.8 is being actively worked right now.
dedybear
dedybear
Feb 22 2012
2.7
4.0
Feb 22 2012
4.0
Version: 2.7
This has all of the SVN options I was looking for. I have been using it for a few months now and am happy with it's function and ease of use.
Mysticalos
Mysticalos
Feb 15 2012
2.7
5.0
Feb 15 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7
Been a solid svn app for me for a while now. Access many repos. Clean UI expected of a mac app, great functionality and ease of use. Only thing i don't give a 5 to is stability because i've had issues with app locking up for a good amount of time now. Author was helpful on issue but ultimately cannot reproduce my problem :\
Jeff-Wholeman
Jeff-Wholeman
Jun 9 2011
2.2.1
5.0
Jun 9 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
The most professional SVN client on Mac!
Ooga-Booga
Ooga-Booga
Mar 15 2011
2.1.1
4.5
Mar 15 2011
4.5
Version: 2.1.1
Great app. But compared to SmartSVN, I just wish that Cornerstone could do property diffs. This is especially useful when wanting to see changes to properties like svn:externals, etc. in commits.
Bazineta
Bazineta
Jan 23 2011
2.0.3
5.0
Jan 23 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.3
Absolutely superb. I aspire to such quality and attention to detail in my own applications.
myschizobuddy-1
myschizobuddy-1
Nov 29 2010
2.0.3
0.0
Nov 29 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
git support would be nice or a separate app from zenware
Jeff-Wholeman
Jeff-Wholeman
Nov 13 2010
2.0.1.16
5.0
Nov 13 2010
5.0
Version: 2.0.1.16
It works perfectly for me. Easy to use, stable and fast enough to be my everyday workhorse.
rmc-2
rmc-2
Oct 27 2010
2.0.0.14
1.0
Oct 27 2010
1.0
Version: 2.0.0.14
This is garbage! I bought cornerstone and have regretted it ever since. I run a brand new macbook pro. 8GB RAM i7 processor, and this thing CRAWLS! Not only that, but there are some serious memory management issues. Having cornerstone running in the background (idle!) will result in 2GB+ of memory consumed. Some basic actions (like looking at the log for a file) cause cornerstone to go to never-never land, allocating RAM at about 200MB/sec and maxing out a core (until it crashes) Oh, and my support emails go ignored for weeks/months. Do you self a favor and by SmartSVN, or versions (or ANYTHING else) I sincerely wish I had. What a waste. I wish there was an option for 0 stars. Oh well, learn from my mistakes.
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Oct 25 2010
2.0.0.14
4.5
Oct 25 2010
4.5
Version: 2.0.0.14
With the arrival of version 2 and branching/merging, Cornerstone has become just about perfect for my needs. It's an odd thing to say about a Subversion client, but Cornerstone is a thing of great beauty. It's an utter joy to use, and although I still do do use svn at the command line as well, that is more due to the fact that I am already in Terminal doing something else. This and 1Password are probably the two apps that I find most impressive on the Mac, from a point of view of functionality, ease of use and aesthetics. My only criticism (and it's not app-related) would be that the website blog had not been updated since March before this release. I actually thought Zennaware had shut up shop or at least put Cornerstone on hold. Please Zennaware, keep us informed of progress more regularly!
Eric-Cheng
Eric-Cheng
Apr 22 2010
1.5.5.21
0.0
Apr 22 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.5.21
I emailed Cornerstone Team 2 times for a student coupon but they never replied, why is that? If your team don't pay attention to clients maybe you'll lose the competition to Versions.
Alderete
Alderete
Feb 25 2010
1.5.4.20
5.0
Feb 25 2010
5.0
Version: 1.5.4.20
I have used virtually every Subversion client for Mac OS X: Cornerstone, Versions, ZigVersion, SvnX, the Finder plug-in, and others. Until Cornerstone, I hated them all (well, Versions was OK), and preferred to use the command line version in Terminal. Seriously. I got good enough with svn at the command line that I stopped even really looking at new clients, until Versions and Cornerstone came out, about the same time. I tried both of them out, and Cornerstone had a better history view, and a simple interface to the Ignore command, which Versions lacked at the time. (svn ignore was the only common activity I did where I could never remember the command line syntax.) After using Cornerstone for a while, I've switched to it from the command line, full time. I know, I know, that sounds like a pretty crappy endorsement, but I was forced to get comfortable at the command line, and once I was skillful there, it took a great piece of software to get me to move off of it. Now I wonder why it took me so long. There's nothing you can do in Cornerstone that you can't do from the command line, but it makes everything, from basic commits to ignores to reviewing history to committing only some of your changed files MUCH easier to do. My workgroup even got our web designers to start using it, it's so straightforward. Highly recommended. Note: there *was* a period of time when Cornerstone didn't support the new Subversion working copy format, when Subversion 1.5 came out. This lasted longer than anyone wanted it to, because the developer had other features in the works for Cornerstone 1.5, and needed to finish the whole collection of changes. The developers handled the situation about as well as one can hope, and Cornerstone works just fine with current versions of Subversion now, and I expect that the 1.5 experience was a one-time thing, and future format changes won't get held up by feature changes. (We all hope.)
Maruko-Drinking-Team
Maruko-Drinking-Team
Nov 30 2009
1.5.2.18
4.0
Nov 30 2009
4.0
Version: 1.5.2.18
This is, when fully working, the very best SVN client on any platform. I also use Versions, which is pretty good. Cornerstone is better, though; more features, and better UI. The problem with Cornerstone is that it lags woefully behind critical updates sometimes. I had to work with some svn 1.6 working copies (1.6 changed the format again), and it took MONTHS for Cornerstone to be updated for compatibility. Here, I see users complaining of the same thing with the Mac OS X 10.6 update. So, I think this is some really good software that suffers from product management problems (or perhaps the developer is just too small to keep up with the outside world in a timely manner). Unfortunately, that means there are significant stretches of time that the app is basically useless.
Loeribas
Loeribas
Nov 27 2009
1.5.2.18
0.0
Nov 27 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.2.18
The one thing I missed on the Mac was a good svn client like Tortoise on the pc. I've tried several clients for Mac but they all fall far behind Tortoise. Then I found Cornerstone. It's at least as good as Tortoise and much more fun to use! A very 'Mac like' application. The best OS X svn client.
Iconz113
Iconz113
Oct 16 2009
1.5.1.17
5.0
Oct 16 2009
5.0
Version: 1.5.1.17
great application, far exceeded my expectations. I can also vouch for great customer support.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Oct 4 2009
1.5.0.16
0.0
Oct 4 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.0.16
Hadn't seen an update for this app in a while. I thought the developers might have been slacking off, but looking at the new release notes nothing could be further from the truth. There is a HUGE laundry list of changes and improvements. Glad to see this app has gotten some major attention. I due have to question the lateness of this release though, as the product was completely broken under Snow Leopard (would not launch), leaving it's user base completely in the cold for a full month. That's a long time to leave your users high and dry. I'm sure some people chose to move on the alternative applications. I did. But looking at all the improvements, I'll certainly go back and give Cornerstone another look.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Aug 31 2009
1.1.7.23
0.0
Aug 31 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1.7.23
Will not launch under Snow Leopard. PLEASE FIX.
Monot
Monot
Dec 3 2008
1.1.4.20
5.0
Dec 3 2008
5.0
Version: 1.1.4.20
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).
Bnz
Bnz
Nov 19 2008
1.1.2.18
0.0
Nov 19 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1.2.18
Too expensive. I won't ever consider buying such a tool at this price point. I find $15-$20 is more appropriate for such a tool.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Aug 5 2008
1.0.2.59
0.0
Aug 5 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.2.59
Is it just me or is the application slow as molasses when it comes to updating/refreshing views. SmartSVN doesn't have nearly as clean an interface but at least I don't spend half my time waiting for the view to update. When this things get about 10x faster, I'm all over it.
Egn
Egn
Jul 28 2008
1.0.2.59
0.0
Jul 28 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.2.59
The app is excellent but the best part is the support. I've had lots of questions and they have all been answered in a timely and very generous manner.
Vdanen
Vdanen
Jul 21 2008
1.0.2.59
0.0
Jul 21 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.2.59
I'm using it with svn+ssh right now and it works just fine.
Jacksimjack
Jacksimjack
Jul 14 2008
1.0.1.58
5.0
Jul 14 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0.1.58
Very nice and usable UI, great feature set.
Necrisrex1
Necrisrex1
Jul 2 2008
1.0.0.57
0.0
Jul 2 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.0.57
This looks nice but until it supports svn+ssh properly I can't use it.
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