When comparing Kompare vs Fork, the Slant community recommends Fork for most people. In the question“What are the best visual merge tools for Git?” Fork is ranked 9th while Kompare is ranked 11th.
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Pro Can create patch files
Kompare can create a patch file which lists the differences between two files. Patch files created this way are also compatible with the patch files created by the CLI diff utility.
Pro Supports comparing directories
Kompare can compare both files and directories.
Pro Configurable hotkeys
Because it's a KDE app, all the hotkeys are configurable
Pro Fast and easy to use
Pro Dark theme support
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 Merge Conflict Resolution is great
Pro Smart Diff is very handy
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 Comfortable keyboard shortcuts
Pro Tabbed interface
Several repos can be open at once in individual tabs, so it's trivial to switch back and forth between them.
Pro Repositories with uncommitted changes have a * next to their name
This is an update from previous versions.
Con Still a young client, thus 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.