When comparing git-cola vs Sublimerge, the Slant community recommends Sublimerge for most people. In the question“What are the best GUI Git clients for Mac?” Sublimerge is ranked 8th while git-cola is ranked 10th.
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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 Three-way diff allows easy merging of files
Pro Highlights intraline changes
Pro Built-in support for Git, Subversion and Mercurial commands
Sublimerge automatically integrates with your version control history, and lets you compare between revisions, branches, remotes, and the staging area.
Pro Can compare to clipboard contents
Con Limited feature set
You sometimes need to touch the terminal in order to get certain things done.
Con It's NOT Open Source
You can't fix or, implement nothing. And when the developer abandons the project you will be left in the lurch.
Con It's not free
Nither as free price nor as free in freedom.
Con Cannot compare text within the same file
Sublimerge can only compare entire file diffs, but not two selections within a file. Comparing within files can be useful for example, by refactoring two similar functions to use a shared function. With Sublimerge, you need to copy the sections into two new temporary tabs and compare between the two. This can be cumbersome, as if you have another untitled file, you won't be able to know which one is which.