What are the best Windows Git Clients ?

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    #1Aurees

    Aurees

    Aurees is an easy, fast and productive git client for Windows and Mac created by Aurees Team with powerful edible diff and outstanding merge preview.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Samantha Castro
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This is a pretty good git client in general that can be used with Windows. I haven't had any issues or problems with it yet. I don't know how it compares to other git clients because this is my first one I've used but I have been satisfied with it so far. I would say give it a try. "
  2. 38

    #2SmartGit

    SmartGit

    SmartGit is a Git client with support for GitHub Pull Requests+Comments and SVN. It runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Other Platform, Mac

    Free

    Carl Murray
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "When it comes to coding there are a number of choices out there. But if you want more for your buck and features that makes life easy SmartGit is one of the best in the current market. This client will integrate with nearly every type of repository that you may have. It's hands down the best option."
  3. 32

    #3GitKraken

    GitKraken

    GitKraken is an intuitive and elegant Git GUI client for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this Git client, you can visualize manage branches, forks, and merges in your Git repositories. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- varies by version

    Evelyn Watkins
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I like this Git Client. I only need it for Windows, but it's nice that it's also available for Mac and Linux. This is really helpul, and serves my puposes."
  1. 31

    #4TortoiseGit

    TortoiseGit

    TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN. It's open source and can fully build with freely available software. Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like, and with any type of file. Main interaction with TortoiseGit will be using the context menu of the Windows explorer.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Free

    Kelly Chapman
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "I've used this before. I didn't really find that it had everything i needed for an open source system. I needed more but the features that it does have work well. There is a lot of support information for Tortoise available should you need it including screenshots. I like the screenshots because it helps me work my way through something I may not understand quite yet. The page itself again carries a lot of information. It's not weak on support at all."
  2. 27

    #5Tower

    Tower

    Tower is a Git client for Windows and Mac. Workflows and usability are designed to get beginners up to speed quickly and make professionals more productive.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $79- Free Trial available

    Albert Romero
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "At my office, we've gone through half a dozen Git clients. Nobody could get on the same page about which product was best until we stumbled upon Tower. It's a real solid client."
  3. 24

    #6Git BASH

    Git BASH
    Git bash is a command-line git client for windows.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Theresa Armstrong
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Git BASH goes above and beyond at providing stability for software developers. It is a very simple command line tool and the most simple way to track coding. Git BASH is a tool every developer should have."
  4. 22

    #7GitExtensions

    GitExtensions

    Git Extensions is a graphical user interface for Git that allows you to control Git without using the commandline.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Adam Wilson
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "I've enjoyed learning and using GitHub extensions in the past couple of years, but it's been annoying to constantly type in command lines repeatedly. This awesome extension provides me with shortcuts so I don't have to do that anymore. It's saved me a little bit of time, but the convenience and simplification is what really makes this great."
  5. 19

    #8GitHub desktop

    GitHub desktop
    Github desktop is a free open source control system redesigned with Electro, simplified and ready for customizing.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Justin Wagner
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "So I was looking for the best Windows Git Clients, and an online website told me about GitHub desktop. Its an open source control system designed with Electro, ready for customizing. It has fulfilled and satisfied my needs beyond all measure."
  6. 17

    #9Magit

    Magit
    Magit is an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. Magit aspires to be a complete Git porcelain.
    Software

    Windows, Other Platform, Mac

    Free- Free

    Ann Mendez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "The layout of this site was not user friendly. It involves too much scrolling and makes the information hard to locate. I wouldn't use it myself."
  7. 14

    #10Visual Studio

    Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is a fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer programs  Android, iOS, Windows, and web developed by Microsoft. It is used to write native code and manage them.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nathan Peters
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I'm new to coding and software development, and I just wanted to find a Git client that would help me do my work, check for bugs, and give me a stable platform. I've been super happy with Visual Studio, and regard it as one of the very best Git clients for Windows that I've come across. "
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    #11GitAhead

    GitAhead
    A git client that is closed source. From the makers of Understand, an industrial strength code exploration tool.
    Software

    Windows

    $29.99

    Ishan Dutta
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I havent really been doing coding for a long time but I was recently told about GitAhead and this has helped me a lot with how it sorts code and lets you see what you previously changed. It has actually helped me learn more as go and remember more of what I am doing which has helped me a lot."
  9. 9

    #12SourceTree

    SourceTree
    SourceTree is a free visual Git for Mac and Windows. With this software you can view your progress work with detailed branching diagrams and you can learn Git with comprehensive tutorials.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Harini Verma
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "SourceTree is a pretty cool program that shows you how Git works as you learn it. The tutorials are really helpful for people just starting out. It works on both Windows and Mac."
  10. 8

    #13gitk

    gitk
    Open source git viewer that comes bundled with a Git install.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free- 0

    Jane Robinson
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I always use gitk to look at code. It is convenient because it comes with the git install, but unlike other bundled software, gitk does a very good job helping me view and search through code. I don't feel a need to search and download another git viewer because gitk does a very good job."
  11. 5

    #14GitAtomic

    GitAtomic

    GitAtomic is a Git client for Windows created by software engineer Artur Czajkowski. This super lightweight GUI Git client is designed with a fully integrated terminal, exceptional staging capabilities, and so on.

    Software

    Windows

    $17.71- Free trial available

    Arthur Tchaikovsky
    Written on September 22, 2018
    "Very intuitive, easy to get started and work with even for beginners. Nice modern interface, has integrated terminal which allows to use any git command."
  12. 5

    #15git-cola

    git-cola

    Git Cola is a sleek and powerful graphical user interface for Git. It is a free software written in Python (v2 + v3).

    Other

    Free

    Katherine Schmidt
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I was looking for neat, nice and easy to use git client for windows. I found git- cola and downloaded to try it out. It was everything I could hop for. Easy to use and helps with all my tracking needs."

Summary

Best What are the best Windows Git Clients
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AureesSoftware 50 Free
2SmartGitSoftware 38 Free
3GitKrakenSoftware 32 Free
4TortoiseGitSoftware 31 Free
5TowerSoftware 27 Paid
6Git BASHSoftware 24 Free
7GitExtensionsSoftware 22 Free
8GitHub desktopSoftware 19 Free
9MagitSoftware 17 Free
10Visual StudioSoftware 14 Free
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