Tower
Tower
3.6.0

2.1

Tower free download for Mac

Tower

3.6.0
14 November 2019

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 3.6.0:
New
  • Check Out Pull Requests: This update makes it very easy and convenient to check out a Pull Request as a local branch.
Improved
  • Quick Actions Navigation: Opening and closing the "more actions" interface for a Quick Action item is now more fluent and intelligent.
  • GPG Email Settings: Tower now displays a warning message in cases where the committer email and GPG key email do not match.
  • Commit Area UI: When the "commit compose area" is expanded (showing both the "Subject" and the "Description" textfields), it is now possible to click-select a changed file from the list before the UI changes.
Fixed
  • Commit Changeset Drag and Drop: Dragging an item from a commit's changeset to Finder.app failed in some situations.
  • Diff Tool Shortcut: The keyboard shortcut to open the diff tool didn't work reliably in the Pull Requests view.
  • Toolbar Buttons Glitch: On some installations, toolbar buttons were misplaced by 1 pixel between groups.
  • Empty View for Pull Requests: When deselecting a Pull Request item, the appropriate "empty view" is now displayed.
  • Crash in Pull Requests: When Tower tried to update a Pull Request item with an invalid/empty username, the app could crash.
  • File Selection: In certain scenarios, when a file in the Working Copy view was selected, Tower could hang when that file was included in a commit.
  • Loading Commit Diffs: Fixed a potential crash when loading commits diffs.
  • Mouse Wheel in Services List: When using a mouse wheel to scroll, some users reported problems in the list of repositories in the "Services" view.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Some keyboard shortcuts and menu actions failed to be available in some scenarios.
  • Drag and Drop in History: Dragging a commit in the history table views sometimes did not work as smoothly as expected.
  • Support for "log.showSignature": Users that had the Git config setting "log.showSignature" set to true experienced problems when loading commits in Tower. This has been fixed.

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51 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
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.
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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
Al404
20 September 2018
Subscription LOL no way!
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Version 3.1.2
t-19
11 September 2018
Simply and truly the best Git client out there. The new features are absolutely awesome: Pull Requests lets me create and manage my GitHub PRs right from the desktop; and I can finally use Interactive Rebase without breaking my head, just using drag and drop. Love the app!
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Version 3.1.1
Zxi
29 August 2018
Long time user since V1. The new pricing model in V3 is insane so I will stay with v2. I use IntelliJ more than Tower, and it cost the same price as Tower. Once you stop paying the annual fee, you fall back to last version though. It seems this is a decision from a bunch of stupid sales.
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Version 3.1.1
Macd
25 July 2018
Just… no. I used this app when it was in 2.x, and I must say I liked it quite a bit. Mostly the UI, I guess. The functionality and under-the-hood conditions were less enjoyable, and the dev would prioritize whatever sold copies (at least on paper?…), rather than fixing core issues with app's performance. Version 3 was a chance to remedy a lot of such things, but instead, after I'd say pretty short beta period (and I believe just 2-3 beta releases before final) - the app was released, and now it's subscription (liked the release notes pretty much saying - "well, you guys probably expected that, right?"). And the core performance issues still not fixed. And there's STILL not ETA (the tickets for that were up for 2 years). So I thought… well, I just vote with my wallet and NOT support this dev anymore. That said, in a quest for a replacement, I found a really nice app which is mentioned below - called Fork. The UI is a bit less polished, but it still is good in its own way. The app is very performant (no need to wait for seconds OR MINUTES for Tower to update my larger repos status), is very easy to use and seems to be made by someone who actually knows how write good software that's good not only on the surface and it pretty much is all I need. What's more, it's free. But I'd happily pay. Not subscription happily, but a good "standard" dev tools price. Bad move, fournova…
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Version 3.1.0