Current Version: 1.8.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 12.6 MB - Download


SnailSVN is a TortoiseSVN-like Apache Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a Finder extension.

SnailSVN allows you to access the most frequently used SVN features, from the Finder context menu directly.

SnailSVN also adds icon overlays to your SVN working copies in Finder. It tracks your SVN working copies and updates the icon overlays automatically, giving you visual feedback of the current state of your working copies.

In a few steps, you can start using SnailSVN easily:
1. Enable "SnailSVN Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions".
2. Checkout a SVN working copy with SnailSVN (File » SVN Checkout...) or add an existing SVN working copy to SnailSVN.
3. Navigate to your working copy in Finder and right click to access SnailSVN functionalities.


Q: There is no icon overlays / context menu for the files?
A: Please make sure that you've enabled "SnailSVN Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions", and also make sure that you've added the working copy to SnailSVN Preferences.
If your SVN working copy is monitored by multiple Finder extensions, please make sure that SnailSVN Extension comes first in "System Preferences » Extensions » Finder", you can drag and drop the extensions to adjust the order.
If the problem persists, please disable "SnailSVN Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions" and then enable it again. The last resort is to relaunch Finder or restart your computer.

Q: What kind of URL schemes does SnailSVN support?
A: SnailSVN supports the following URL schemes:
• http://
• https://
• svn://
• svn+ssh://
• file://

Q: How to mark multiple files as checked in the SVN commit window?
A: Please select the files you would like to commit, right click and select "Mark as selected" from the context menu.

Q: Does SnailSVN work well with other SVN clients?
A: SnailSVN should work with any kinds of SVN clients that is compatible with Subversion 1.7.x, 1.8.x or 1.9.x, from the command line client to the GUI apps.

Q: Does SnailSVN work for file managers other than Finder?
A: SnailSVN is primarily a Finder extension, so it is likely that it will not work for other file managers.


Release Notes:

• Show lock badge for locked files
• Support creating directory in the repo-browser
• Select files automatically in the commit window
• Fix SVN ignore issue


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by MidnightAvenger

Works great! - I bought SnailSVN over a week ago and use it to manage a 500 MB site. I haven’t had any issues that weren’t user related and the app works well. Thanks for making this available!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.0
Review by Hdhigucuc

Just does not work - After buying this software I am trying to download a SVN repository since several days. Every time the download breaks down I can’t just update and keep going where I left off. I have to checkout again. The repository I am downloading is several GB and therefore the chance that the download is interrupted is pretty high.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8.2
Review by daisymae6580

It’s just… ok - It’s ok. As a former Windows/TortoiseSVN user, the repo setup process is much more tedious for this. Also, it seems to randomly not be able to see repos that have been setup forever (Errors about not being able to get repository info) which is a real headache when you’re trying to get time-sensitive work out the door. The finder icons are often missing as well as the right-click menu options. Often a restart is the only way to resolve the issue.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people