GitHub Desktop for Mac

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Stylish and user friendly Mac OS X application that offers you the possibility to quickly share your code on GitHub or clone repositories.

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GitHub Desktop is a Mac OS X desktop client designed to help you connect to your GitHub account and manage your repositories, and other related activities, in a more intuitive and streamlined manner.

For your convenience, GitHub Desktop comes with a setup assistant that will help you input your GitHub credentials and autofills the Git configuration. This way you will be ready to start coding in a matter of minutes.

Beautifully designed GitHub desktop client that can handle multiple repositories

The next step is to quickly add new repositories to your account by “forking” and “cloning” projects that are already available on The new repositories will be listed in a panel placed on the left side of the GitHub Desktop app main window.

In the center area of the app’s window, you will be able to visualize the changes, history, branches, and Settings for the currently selected GitHub repository. Of course, the app offers you the possibility to add new branches or commits inside its user interface, without having to navigate to the GitHub website.

Instantly start working on new projects and monitor the changes within the GitHub app

The repositories’ contextual menu offers you the possibility to quickly visualize the files associated with the project in a Finder window: this way you can easily identify the documents you want to modify and begin editing them.

The GitHub Desktop app will automatically add the files that have been altered to the Changes tab, and you have the option to commit the changes locally, and then decide to sync them to the online repository.

Powerful yet easy to use GitHub desktop client featuring repository management functions and code sharing capabilities

GitHub Desktop offers you the possibility to manage multiple projects in an organized and clean environment, and it is designed to help you rapidly fork and clone repositories, to synchronize branches, and to publish the modified code with minimal effort.

GitHub Desktop was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on September 23rd, 2015
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