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7 Best Free Alternative Git Clients

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"There are two official Git tools that are part of the main Git repository each designed for a different job. Git-gui is a Tcl/Tk-based graphical user interface that concentrates on commit generation and single file annotation. gitk is a repository browser that is also written in Tcl/tk. Whilst these two tools, used in conjunction, offer reasonable access to the power of Git, they lack integration, and functionality that other Git clients provide.

"The purpose of this article is to provide an insight into the best free open source Git clients that are available. We have covered the best graphical and console based clients available, so hopefully there will be something here of interest for anyone involved in the development of software projects.

"One Git client that has not been included in this article but is definitely worth of a mention is SmartGit, a Java-based user interface that is ideally suited for both beginners and advanced users alike. Unfortunately, SmartGit is not open source software, and requires the purchase of a license for commercial usage."

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