Tower
Tower
4.3

2.3

Tower free download for Mac

Tower

4.3
01 April 2020

Version control with Git made easy.

Overview

Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features:
  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for full-screen and Retina displays
  • Many powerful drag-and-drop features include merge, rebase, push /pull to/from remote, apply stash, create new branch, etc.

What's new in Tower

Version 4.3:
New:
  • Partial Stashing: You can now select individual files for stashing.
  • First Parent Filtering: It is now possible to filter out merged commits in the History view.
Improved:
  • Commit Count Computing: For some users, this operation caused slowness in repositories with lots of commits. This has now been addressed.
  • GitHub's "Open in Desktop": GitHub's URL scheme for "Open in Desktop" changed; as a result users were no longer able to open a repository in Tower using this feature. This has been fixed.
Fixed:
  • Crash when Saving a Stash: In some situations, Tower crashed when trying to save a stash.
  • Working Copy: After a commit, the File Detail View is now correctly updated.
  • Grouping Commits by Week: The "Group by Week" option in the History View wasn't working as expected.
  • Pull Request Changeset View: The changeset view is now being updated correctly when switching between Pull Requests.
  • Quick Actions: Remote branches are now correctly sorted by name.

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55 Tower Reviews

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svoop
16 September 2019

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I've used Tower since 2011, seen it grow, mature and it no doubt implements quite an intuitive UI on top of git. However, unless you're really using every single feature on a daily bases, the price tag is just to hefty in the light of the countless alternatives. To add just two more to the list: Both git support in Atom as well as the Fork git client (both free) are under constant development and falls short in less and less situations. Nonetheless, I would have stayed with Tower if they hadn't switched to subscription and I might switch back should they decide to drop it again. So only one star – not for poor implementation but for the pricey subscription model.
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Version 3.5.0
LuxLogica
23 March 2020
Tower is arguably still the most mature GUI git client out there: it has a vast array of features, super stable, excellent documentation, and presented in an UI that has been copied by many. I would give it 5 stars, but unfortunately, the subscription business model the company chose to adopt is universally hated - and it is extremely pricey. At $70/year for an individual developer, or $100/user/year if you work in a team, they are severely limiting their user-base. Tower is a solid tool, and most regular users wouldn't mind paying these prices for a lifetime license - or might even be willing to put up with a subscription model, if the pricing was about a quarter of what it is now. But at these prices, people will be constantly looking for 'something better' - and now, with tools like Fork, GitFinder and Sublime Merge, there are a growing number of options. Loose 1 star for subscription model, another star for being overpriced.
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Version 4.2
tomwats
20 February 2020
Tower is now free for students, teachers and universities/schools (used to be 50% off).
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Version 4.1
waryuser
06 February 2020
Check out Fork. Not sure where MacUpdate recommendations thing went.
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Version 4.0
Al404
05 February 2020
Please go back to single license model!
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Version 4.0
svoop
16 September 2019
I've used Tower since 2011, seen it grow, mature and it no doubt implements quite an intuitive UI on top of git. However, unless you're really using every single feature on a daily bases, the price tag is just to hefty in the light of the countless alternatives. To add just two more to the list: Both git support in Atom as well as the Fork git client (both free) are under constant development and falls short in less and less situations. Nonetheless, I would have stayed with Tower if they hadn't switched to subscription and I might switch back should they decide to drop it again. So only one star – not for poor implementation but for the pricey subscription model.
Like (3)
Version 3.5.0
Detlevski
18 July 2019
After 1 year on subscription model for the reduced price cancelled my subscription. There are plenty of free alternatives, I am quite happy using SourceTree for my BitBucket repos. Besides that I'm totally done with most forms of subscriptions. There are two things one can do:

1. Rant on every app/site that wants to trap you (and your wallet) into the subscription model, but still continue your subscription.

2. Cancel your subscription or unless you really, really need the service don't add any new subscriptions.
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Version 3.4.2
Mindplay
19 January 2019
Ridiculous pricing... Good app though, but overall value/price just bottomed.
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Version 3.2.1
Aaronk
11 October 2018
$99 a year to push PRs to my self-hosted git repo when there are capable alternatives for free? $70 for version 2 was already at the upper end for this type of software and I happily paid it. I'm using version 2.6.6 still and it works fine. $99 a year for version 3 is not something I can justify to my employer when my co-workers are using SourceTree or VSCode for free.
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Version 3.2.0
MacDefender
07 October 2018
As a long timer customer of Tower 2 im sorry to say that Tower 3 is not worth a penny as i REALLY HATE subscription based models. Will never again buy anything from this company. And you can use git for free and there are already better alternatives out there with nice GUIs.
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Version 3.2.0
tomwats
24 September 2018
Finally with dark mode!
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Version 3.2.0