When comparing tig vs GitUp, the Slant community recommends GitUp for most people. In the question“What are the best Git clients for macOS?” GitUp is ranked 6th while tig is ranked 9th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Allows you to stay in the terminal
If you prefer to do most of your development inside the terminal, changing windows to move to a GUI git client can be annoying. Since tig runs inside the terminal, that's avoided.
Pro Vim-like bindings
Pro Available in Homebrew
Can easily be installed with homebrew simply by running
brew install tig
Pro Works on any platform
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 Steeper barrier to entry as compared to a GUI solution
Since you have to get used to working in the terminal (if you are not already used to doing that) and learn the commands, it has a steeper learning curve than GUI clients which are usually more intuitive and easier to grasp.
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.