When comparing git-cola vs Tower 3, the Slant community recommends Tower 3 for most people. In the question“What are the best Git clients for macOS?” Tower 3 is ranked 17th while git-cola is ranked 23rd.
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 Clean and easy-to-use interface
Pro Native OS X UI
Pro Integration with a variety of remote repositories
GitHub (and Enterprise), GitLab (and Community), Bitbucket (and Server), Visual Studio (And TFS), Perforce GitSwarm and BeanStalk.
Pro Pull Request management
On some repos.
Con Limited feature set
You sometimes need to touch the terminal in order to get certain things done.
Con Paid subscription model
Dog slow for large repos. If you have a lot of files you want to stage, you're out of luck. You have to use the command line. UI is slow with large repos.