Gitbox

Developer: Oleg Andreev

Current Version: 1.6.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 11.6 MB - Download

Description:

Gitbox is a simple yet powerful Git repository manager.

Important: to make FileMerge work with the latest Xcode, read the instruction: http://gitboxapp.com/

• Full text search in commit metadata, file paths and diffs.
• Full support for pull, fetch, push, stash, rebase, branch reset, tagging and checkout.
• Automatic fetch from remote servers.
• Visual diff between branches.
• Integration with popular diff tools (Kaleidoscope, Changes etc.)
• Submodule support and automatic submodule updates.
• Color tagging for commits (better than "git bisect").
• Drag and drop file from history.
• Quick Look for files in history.
• Instant sync with the file system, smooth integration with Terminal.

You can clone, push and pull using usual protocols supported by Git (including HTTP). Repositories and clones on the local and networking filesystems are also supported.

Gitbox is powered by the standard build of Git 1.7 which is protected by GNU General Public License Version 2. Gitbox neither links (statically or dynamically) with Git nor uses specific APIs to work with Git. You can obtain Git source code at the following address: http://git-scm.com/ According the GPLv2 section 3.b, if you want a copy of source code for the bundled Git, I can provide it on a physical media for the cost of production and distribution. See Legal Info in the app for details.

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Release Notes:

• Improved performance of updates of git state (stage, branches, commits and submodules).
• Fixed bug when cloning from a URL with spaces.
• Fixed several error messages.
• Fixed bug with submodule paths containing spaces.
• Fixed commit cherry-picking and merging from the search mode.
• Fixed bug with launching FileMerge after installing Xcode 4.3 and removing /Developer folder.
• Prevented window activation when minimized and repository optimization kicks in.
• Fixed window activation when clicked through after closing FileMerge window.
• Improved error messages for merge failure.

New in version 1.6:

• Zero-configuration submodules: one-click download and reset.
• Submodules are intelligently reset when pulling, switching branches or checking out commits in the parent repository.
• Editable repository names (Gitbox keeps an alias without changing the actual folder name.)
• Automatic repository optimization in background.

• Tags are sorted in natural order and with respect to version numbers.
• When a file is added to ignore list, it is also untracked (git rm --cached).
• Warning is displayed when trying to make a commit when no branch is selected.
• Single Preferences window with Git configuration, ignored files, "Clone from Github" checkbox etc.

• Fixed bugs and crashes in authentication session.
• Fixed performance bug with frequent stage updates (high CPU consumption).
• Fixed bugs with preserving stage selection and scroll offset when stage is reloaded.
• Fixed bug with text fields in repository settings (value was not stored immediately)
• Fixed a bug with trimming whitespace from .gitignore
• Fixed link highlighting: now all kinds of schemas are recognized including rdar:// (Lion-only).
• Fixed several text labels and error messages.
• Fixed an annoying bug in search field (when space is entered, all text was selected)
• Fixed bug with presenting files containing ":" and other URL-unfriendly characters.
• Fixed bug with staging file names beginning with dash ("-")
• Fixed bug with multi-line commit messages. Messages are recorded as-is. Prewrapped messages are intelligently unwrapped when displayed.
• Fixed bug with ignoring a file when .gitignore does not exist (file was not added to .gitignore).
• Fixed bug with title duplication in the branch menus.
• Fixed merge --no-ff option. Gitbox shows no-ff merge commits and respects “mergeoptions” in .git/config.
• Fixed sidebar alignment bug.
• Fixed sidebar spinner color and animation.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by clifgriffin

The best Git client that will never be updated again - This is by far my favorite Git client. It shows how git works conceptually for day to day development: branching, merging, patching, cherry picking, etc. Left is always your local branch. Right is your target branch (local or remote). Blue commits are commits that are on the target branch but not on your local branch. Green commits are ones that are on your branch and not the target branch. Super simple and very powerful. In a world where most git clients seem to have been written by super nerds who just can’t help but include every posssible git flag and visualization in their interfaces, this is a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, it will also never been updated again. It’s been three years, and the developer has fallen off the face of the planet. I even emailed him about a year ago kindly asking that he consider open sourcing the project. So, use it while it works. It’s not without bugs, but it is my daily ride or die.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by harrymfa

1.6.3 - Unreliable - This version of this app is no longer reliable. There is a bug that “bricks” it, I call it the “Blank Window Bug,” and the developer has known about it for months. While there’s a solution for it, posted on the app’s Twitter account, there’s no guarantee it’s going to work. An update for Gitbox is long overdue. If you see the last update, it was almost two years ago. While this is by far my favorite Git client, even cleaner, easier to use and more intuitive than the expensive, full-featured Tower, I can’t recommend this version of the app anymore. I consider it broken. Download at your own risk.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by timerickson

Warning: No updates since 2012 - Let me start by saying that this is the best Git client you can find on Mac, period. Well, assuming it doesn’t break due to negligence and age. The developer, Oleg Andreev, seems to have abandoned the project entirely. No updates have been made since 2012, while Mac OS X updates keep coming. The interface has slowly started to break as the visual updates to OS X come with 10.10 and soon 10.11— while importantly, Git itself has seen updates since 2012, and the app’s ability to handle more complex scenarios is lacking and showing bugs and errors.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
1/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by blahwally

Please FIX - GitBox stopped working about 2 weeks ago for me. It shows no activity for any repositories and I’ve tried re-installing, clearing cache, etc…

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by clifgriffin

The best Git client that will never be updated again - This is by far my favorite Git client. It shows how git works conceptually for day to day development: branching, merging, patching, cherry picking, etc. Left is always your local branch. Right is your target branch (local or remote). Blue commits are commits that are on the target branch but not on your local branch. Green commits are ones that are on your branch and not the target branch. Super simple and very powerful. In a world where most git clients seem to have been written by super nerds who just can’t help but include every posssible git flag and visualization in their interfaces, this is a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, it will also never been updated again. It’s been three years, and the developer has fallen off the face of the planet. I even emailed him about a year ago kindly asking that he consider open sourcing the project. So, use it while it works. It’s not without bugs, but it is my daily ride or die.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by nikoneko

Need update - Is about time for an update

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 1.6.3
Review by EffortlessX

Crashy and not maintained - This application was awesome; however, it is no longer actively maintained (last update in 2012). For the last year, it continually crashes making it unusable. What a shame. If it was made stable again, I would give it 5 stars.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
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