When comparing Fork vs gmaster, the Slant community recommends Fork for most people. In the question“What are the best Git clients for Windows?” Fork is ranked 3rd while gmaster is ranked 11th.
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Pro Fast and easy to use
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 Dark theme support
Pro Merge Conflict Resolution is great
Pro Smart Diff is very handy
Pro Comfortable keyboard shortcuts
Pro Overall aesthetic
The GUI components are flawless on the Mac. It is expected to be a similar experience on Windows. Once you realize that you can filter by branch, your appreciation for the product will go up dramatically.
Pro Semantic Diff and Merge Tools for most languages
This includes C#, Java, C, C++, VB.Net, and Delphi.
Lays out the repository in a visual way that makes sense and paints a clear picture of what is going on.
Not based on web technologies so it doesn't carry the same weight and performance implications.
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.
Con No Linux version
This git client is not compatible with Linux making the life harder for the developers that work on both, MacOS and some Linux distro.