sourcetree_logo_black_500px.pngIf you missed the news, Atlassian acquired SourceTree, a powerful Mac client for Git and Mercurial distributed version control systems (DVCS). SourceTree is an incredible tool, one we want to make available to as many developers as possible, so we’re making SourceTree FREE for a limited time. It’s available direct or through the Mac App Store.

SourceTree helps with several common developer needs:

  • Get a team up and running using common Git and Mercurial commands from a simple GUI
  • Manage all your repositories, local or hosted, through a single, simple client
  • Commit, push, pull and merge changes easily
  • Advanced features such as patch handling, rebase, stash/shelve and much more

SourceTree makes it easy for anyone to interact with and manage repositories, automate complex command line operations, and visualize changesets across multiple branches and forks.

DVCS features

SourceTree is feature-packed for both novice and advanced users.  Popular features include:

  • Create and clone a repo
  • Review outgoing and incoming changesets
  • Detect and resolve conflicts
  • Visualize commit histories
  • Search repository histories for changes

Want to see it in action? Check out our 3 minute overview video:

One client, multiple version control systems

SourceTree integrates with Git and Mercurial equally and easily.  A popular way to get started is to connect SourceTree with Bitbucket’s free unlimited private repositories for Git or Mercurial.  If you don’t have a Bitbucket account yet, not a problem, SourceTree also works with services like GitHub, Kiln, or your own DVCS server.

Still using Subversion? No worries, you can even point SourceTree at your existing Subversion server as you migrate your repos to DVCS.

Get SourceTree for free

Download SourceTree free for a limited time – available direct or through the Mac App Store.

 

 

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