GitKraken – The Legendary Cross-Platform Git GUI Client

GitKraken is a powerful GUI application that allows Git users to interact more efficiently with their repositories. It is arguably the best Git GUI Client in the world not just because of its beautiful and relaxing UI/UX but also its seamless integration with other platforms necessary for developers’ workflow.

Users are free to run version control tasks using drag & drop, keyboard shortcuts, graphs, and Git LFS. It also features an in-app merge tool, a fuzzy finder, and support for Git Hooks, among others.

GitKraken is available for download as a free app for any open source and non-commercial project with the option for users to try out is 7-day GitKraken Pro trial for free.

Features in GitKraken

  • Cross-Platform: Free to download for GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS.
  • FitKraken Pro version for commercial use and a ton of extra features.
  • Seamless platform integrations.
  • Drag & Drop.
  • File history & Blame, resizable commit graphs, Git LFS, and an in-built merge tool.
  • Fuzzy finder.
  • Visual interactions.
  • Support for Gitflow, keyboard shortcuts, and Git Hooks.
  • A blog to keep users up to date with the latest dev news and tips.

GitKraken Pro Features

The Pro package costs $49 for 1 user, $39 for 10+ users, and $29 for 100+ users. Its features include:

  • Additional platform integrations.
  • Email support.
  • Merge conflict editor.
  • Multiple profiles.

You can choose to download GitKraken for Linux distros in .deb or Gzip format depending on which you are more comfortable working with.

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GitKraken Enterprise

GitKraken Enterprise costs $99 for 10+ users, $79 for 100+ users, and $69 for 250+ users. It is aimed at users who want AD/LDAP user integration, full IT control over releases, installation on custom servers, usage behind firewalls, and the ability to manage accounts locally.

Do you think there are other Git GUI clients that do a better job than GitKraken? In aesthetics, integration, workflow, and efficiency?

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6 thoughts on “GitKraken – The Legendary Cross-Platform Git GUI Client”

  1. GitKraken is listed as Proprietary license so post on something called “FOSS …” seems misleading to me. I found this page while looking for Open Source Git gui clients.

  2. Those prices are per user, per year!!!

    I’ll stick with Open Source alternatives. Most of the time I usually use basic command line commands.

    • GitKraken, I suppose, is aimed at well established folks who can afford such prices. Or better yet, established organizations.

      Me, from the comfort of my simple workstation at home, will stick to Open Source alternatives as well.

  3. I was always under the belief that I use open source software to avoid paying for quality software. And don’t misunderstand me, I am also a solid and steady “contributor” to the projects and Linux distros I believe in. But I can’t see myself paying for some software, when there are devoted programmers around the world who could use that money for a better use and crank out apps and packages that I can use with no problems. But thats just my opinion….


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