When comparing git-cola vs GitUp, the Slant community recommends GitUp for most people. In the question“What are the best Git clients for macOS?” GitUp is ranked 7th while git-cola is ranked 19th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free software
This application is FOSS, and thus it can be freely modified & distributed.
Works on Linux, Mac and Windows.
Pro Full unicode support
Pro Minimalist interface
Pro Available in Homebrew
Can be easily installed through homebrew by running
brew install git-cola.
Pro Open Source, GPL-licensed
Pro Allows doing complex things without memorizing git
Git usage beyond basic checkout/commit is arcane; GitUp lets you do things in git in seconds that would take you a half hour of research with the command line.
Pro Full undo
You can backup, or edit commits, if you make a mistake.
Pro Blazing fast
Fast Git GUI. Everything is already there and loaded when you open up the window.
Con Limited feature set
You sometimes need to touch the terminal in order to get certain things done.
Con OS X Only
Only available for OSX, so if you are used to working with different OSes and you want the same tools in each of them, it's impossible to have that with GitUp.
Con Font size is not adjustable
Tiny font not good for those with poor vision.