When comparing GitX-dev vs Fork, the Slant community recommends Fork for most people. In the question“What are the best Git clients for macOS?” Fork is ranked 6th while GitX-dev is ranked 10th.
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Pro Fast GUI
Responsive even with thousands of files or large binary like files
Pro Visual commit mode
Allows for interactive staging of files or hunks and deleting of unstaged or non-git tracked files. Hunk size slider allows staging/unstaging individual lines, letting you stage pieces of a file easily.
Pro Understandable trees (branches etc.)
The visualisation of the development trees makes git a lot more useful. The command line is good for a lot, but trees are for GUI clients like GitX.
Pro Fast and easy to use
Pro Dark theme support
Pro Comfortable when staging line-by-line changes
This feature is superior to the one that is implemented by SourceTree as it does not reset the file scroll view to the top of the file after each stage.
If you do feature-specific commits after some time of development - it's very important to be able to easily compose the commit from different line-based changes.
Pro Highlights the difference within a line
Pro Comfortable keyboard shortcuts
Pro Merge Conflict Resolution is great
Pro Smart Diff is very handy
Con Clumsy staging workflow
The staging workflow in GitX-dev is kind of clumsy and unintuitive.
Con Hard to see which repos have uncommitted changes at a glance.
Have to click the repo names one by one to see the uncommitted changes. Remember Sourcetree Mac client having an indicator showing the number of uncommited changes.
Con Still a young client, thus so not as feature rich
This git GUI client is quite young compared to industry old-timers like git-tower 2 or SourceTree. So it's not as feature rich as you'd like. Still a very capable client for a simple day-to-day work.