SmartGit
SmartGit
19.1.6

5.0

SmartGit free download for Mac

SmartGit

19.1.6
15 January 2020

Graphical front-end for Git, the distributed version control system.

Overview

SmartGit is a graphical version-control client for Git, Mercurial, and Subversion. It is designed to wrap Git's and Mercurial's powerful commands into a slick and easy-to-use user interface and runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. SmartGit is free for non-commercial use; pricing for commercial use can be found here.

What's new in SmartGit

Version 19.1.6:
Fixed Bugs
  • Git-Flow, Integrate/Finish Feature: may unexpectedly skip commits to rebase
  • Log: possible internal error for files obstructured by submodules
  • Log/Working tree window: memory leak when closing
  • Log Graph/Journal: internal error if a user name contained \r
  • Journal: changing Auxiliary Ref in submodule did not refresh automatically
  • opening bare repository may fail due to missing "logs" directory
  • Ignore: internal error trying to ignore the root directory; resolved by only allowing directories containing only untracked (or ignored) files
  • Refresh: for notification "Repository ... has a locked index" the "Delete" button may not work if .git/index.lock has been removed in the meanwhile
  • GUI: text input field, e.g. filters: Ctrl+Z triggered accelerator instead of accepting as undo for text field
  • internal error setting log level to FINE
  • Drag and drop of repositories was more or less broken
  • Default tool to open terminal might open wrong directory; requires installation upgrade
  • 10.15: preferences, menu items were scrolled out of view; workaround for https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=558584

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Teksestro
16 November 2017

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Pricing is absurdly unrealistic - $100 for a java app that is a GUI to a command-line tool is simply not acceptable. Consider that apart from the much cheaper, and much more polished commercial alternatives - like Tower and Fork - if you're willing to put up with an non-native, unintuitive interface, there are also several open source and FREE alternatives, like SourceTree.
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Version 17.1.2
Teksestro
16 November 2017
Pricing is absurdly unrealistic - $100 for a java app that is a GUI to a command-line tool is simply not acceptable. Consider that apart from the much cheaper, and much more polished commercial alternatives - like Tower and Fork - if you're willing to put up with an non-native, unintuitive interface, there are also several open source and FREE alternatives, like SourceTree.
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Version 17.1.2
ErvinsStrauhmanis
04 October 2016
I want to express kudos to SmartGit devs who kindly acted on my GitLab related bug report, even though I have no entitlement for support with my free license, and fixed a problem it in this version.

Marc at syntevo went along with my submission with best client support practices, as it should be done, including followup emails.

This shows a high level of commitment and care about the product syntevo makes. Even a clause saying that free use of SmartGit for non-commercial comes without support, did not get in the way of improving the app.
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Version 8.0.2
ErvinsStrauhmanis
12 September 2016
Previously used GitKraken but switched to this, for now at least, as I needed GitLab personal access token support. CONs: uses Java and has a so-so UI PROs: I can use GitLab's personal access tokens, Yay! I'm overlooking the CONs and giving the app 5 stars. Because I can :-)
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Version 8.0.1
bbw7
08 May 2013
The MU download link downloads a small tat.gz file (4.4 kb), whereas the developer's site has a downloaded for a newer (vers. 4.5.2) and much larger (32.1 mb) dmg file. Also noticed that the version number for a number of applications I am looking at today here at MU appears to be significantly older versions than what are available at the developers' sites. Don't know if this is just happenstance or if there is something systematic going on at MU. This comment is primarily meant for MU, and feel free to purge it.
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Version 4.0.5
1 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
08 May 2013
Thanks, bbw7! Thanks to you we've got it now.
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Richard-browne
16 June 2012
We recently switched to git and I am very glad to have SmartGit. V3 is more than "just a copy cat of git gui". It's easily the best gui for Windows, although there is competition on the Mac side. Yes it's written in Java but so what? It works well and is stable. Great for those of us still learning the git command line.
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Version 3.0.6
Zlicka
09 April 2011
Surprisingly SmartGit is not that smart.It's just a copy cat of git gui with little added value. built on top of java, it is quite stable but really doesn't help much in my daily workflow: I still need my command line interface. It is probably the best GIT client for Windows. However on Mac there is a much better alternative (and full featured) called SourceTree.
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Version 2.0.4
2 answer(s)
Xplicit
Xplicit
12 March 2012
Or there is Tower, which is even better than SourceTree in my opinion.
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syntevo GmbH
syntevo GmbH
02 April 2012
Could you please retry SmartGit 3 and let us at smartgit@syntevo.com know what features you are missing? Thanks in advance.
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Tempel
01 April 2011
I'm very happy with SmartGit, just as I was for years with SmartSVN. It has all the features one can want. It's not, like some other Git clients, a simple shell over a standard commandline interface, but adds its own smartness on top of it. I also like the fact that I can configure viewer and comparison tools to be used for particular file types. E.g, for my REALbasic project, I can assign Arbed as the viewer, and for other text files I use BBEdit. Just like with SmartSVN, it's always been 100% reliable and stable for me. And the developers are responsive and helpful, usually within the same day. If I had to complain about something, it'd be the user interface sometimes not following proper Apple guidelines. Sometimes a modal window doesn't appear like one (it appears like a doc window), and similar little things. Nothing of a problem, just a sad little result of this app being in Java, and Apple's Java support lacking (i.e. shame on Apple, not on the SmartGit developers here!). Certainly give this tool a good trial run. It works well, is well maintained, and you can't beat the free personal license.
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Version 2.0.3
1 answer(s)
Tempel
Tempel
01 April 2011
Uh, little correction (I confused "private" and "personal"): It's free for non-commercial use.
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Londonskater
04 March 2011
Have been using it for quite some time and it's wonderful. I've tried GitX, Gity, Gitbox and an extended beta test of Tower (which was excellent, but bloody expensive) and SmartGit wins. The default layouts are sensible, the speed of working with it is excellent, and it's solid and stable. Anyone who overlooks this because it's a non-cocoa client should give it another chance, you're only losing out yourself.
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Version 2.0.3
Xplicit
02 November 2010
Check this out, new Git client: http://www.git-tower.com/
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Version 1.5.7
Ben-Gold
22 April 2010
Well, I was wrong. The experimental branch of GitX has a lot of potential, but I've found that it's too buggy even just for casual use. I've switched to using SmartGit, and despite the fact that it's a non-native, java-based app, it's a very well written and well designed Git-Client.
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Version 1.5.1