Popular Git client Tower officially launches native Windows app

Tower, a popular desktop Git client, has officially launched a native Windows version. Previously available for Mac, the Windows version of the app has officially hit version 1.0 after having entered beta earlier in July.

For those curious, Tower allows developers to easily work within the Git version control system. While the app does work with several Git hosting services, it does feature more advanced integration with select services. Popular tools and services that integrate with Tower include:

  • Beanstalk
  • GitLab
  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • Gitwarm
  • Visual Studio Team Services
  • RhodeCode

If you're a developer who works with the Git version control system, you can give Tower for Windows a shot with a 30-day trial. Afterwards, the app is available for a single $80 purchase.

Check out Tower for Windows

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  • Fantastic apps and where to find them. ;)
  • What is the differences between SVN and GIT?
    I've using SVN for years and works fine.
  • SVN, Mercurial, and Git are just different approaches on the same concept for development version control. If you're happy with SVN, no need to change. I believe Git is the most widely used of the 3 due to the ubiquity of GitHub. If I recall, BitBucket uses Mercurial and Git, but not SVN.
  • How does this compare to tortoiseGit?
  • I'm currently using SourceTree by Atlassian. But I'll check this out.
  • Same here.
  • Personally I can't stand SourceTree. I rather use git bash than that pile of messy cr*p...
  • When was the last time you used SourceTree? they did a full rewrite about 6 months ago
  • Hmm... I think it was like 5 months ago. The main problem I had with it (and I also noted it in Altassian's survey) was that it's SO UNNECESSARILY COMPLICATED. Seriously, it has TOO MANY OPTIONS. 99.99% of the time I use simple push/pulls for my code, so why does the basic functions had to be "hidden" under such a navigation nightmare? And in case you pulled and had a conflict? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! I just use TortoiseGit or Git's bash. Works great 100% of the time, and simple enough. Sorry for the rant :)
  • Why would I pay $80 for this? SourceTree is great and free, GitKraken is pretty solid and free for non-commercial use, Git Extensions has some nice features, and for those who like the Tortoise SVN UX, there's Tortoise Git. And of course the basic git-gui/gitk on top of Git Bash. $80 for a Git client doesn't make sense.
  • Because it is actually a good git client worth the money to any serious developer that has to work with git repositories.