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Top 12 Graphical Git Clients and Git Repository Viewers for Linux

December 19, 2018
Top Git Client and Repository

There are several third-party Git client for Linux but git comes with inbuilt git-GUI and gitk to view git repository graphically.

The list of best third-party git GUI is,

1) Git Extension

Git Extensions is a toolkit aimed at making working with Git under Windows more intuitive (note that Git Extensions is also available on Linux and Macintosh OS X using Mono). The shell extension will integrate into Windows Explorer and presents a context menu on files and directories. There is also a Visual Studio plug-in to use Git from the Visual Studio IDE.

2) GitKraken

Axosoft GitKraken is a cross-platform Git client with efficiency, elegance, and reliability at the core. ... Cross-platform – I had initially and mistakenly thought this was a Mac OS X application. It is available on Windows and Debian (plus Ubuntu) also.

3) GitEye

GitEye is a single-install platform with an out-of-the-box graphic user interface (GUI) solution for your Git instance. It provides a powerful and intuitive graphical interface with a robust visualization and history management functionality. It simplifies the interface by packaging common Git commands into an easy-to-use graphical Git client. Users of GitEye will feel comfortable within the interface and will have the ability to either utilize the command line or not.

4) Gitg

Gitg is the GNOME GUI client to view git repositories and also a graphical user interface for git. It targets at being a small, fast and convenient tool to visualize the history of git repositories. Moreover visualization, gitg also provides several utilities to manage your repository and commit your work.

5) Ungit

Ungit is an open-source, node-based, interactive Git interface with rich visualization. Let’s dig a little deeper: When starting up, Ungit spawns a local web-server that listens to a specific port, which serves pageviews to display an interactive webpage for a Git repository. Ungit is agnostic of OS, IDE, and web browser; it’s incredibly flexible. If you are using Git, you can use Ungit.

6) Gitcola

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

7) Cycligent Git tool

Cycligent Git Tool makes seeing and acting on the state of a Git repository visually easier for all levels of Git users across all platforms. • Work with complex Git repositories, especially those containing numerous submodules or microservices, or smaller projects is made simple with CyGit.

8) Qgit

QGit is a git GUI viewer built on Qt/C++. With qgit you will be able to browse revisions history, view patch content and changed files, graphically following different development branches.

9) Gitforce

GitForce is written in C# and uses .NET 3.5 framework. The same binary file (“GitForce.exe”) runs as-is on both Windows and Linux operating systems (or any other OS with Mono support). The tool consists of only one executable file and needs no installer – just copy it to a folder of your choice and run it.

10) Egit

EGit is an Eclipse Team provider for the Git version control system. Git is a distributed SCM, which means every developer has a full copy of all history of every revision of the code, making queries against the history very fast and versatile.

11) Giggle

Giggle is a free GUI client for Git content tracker that uses GTK+ toolkit and only runs on Linux. It was developed as a result of a hackathon Imendio, in January 2007. It has now been integrated into the GNOME infrastructure. It’s basically a Git viewer, allows users to browse their repository history.

12) SmartGit

SmartGit is a graphical Git and Mercurial client which can also connect to SVN repositories. SmartGit runs on Linux, Mac OS X (10.11 or newer) and Windows (7 or newer). Git and Mercurial (Hg) are distributed version control system (DVCS).

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