by TortoiseGit and contributors

A free, open sourceGIT with Windows shell interface

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: TortoiseGit and contributors

Release: TortoiseGit

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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TortoiseGit utilizes a user interface integrated with Windows Explorer while permitting integration with a variety of development tools. You're not limited to a specific IDE.  Commands not relevant to the files or folders present on a particular Windows Explorer screen are omitted allowing quick access to the features you actually need.  Commands present are tasks such as displaying logs, creating new branches in the code, showing and editing logs, updating patches, and showing the difference between two versions of code.  It supports simple GUI file movement by click-and-drag within Windows Explorer.

Regularly updated based on user feedback, each version is tested for stability by volunteers before a general update is presented for public use.  An internal spell check system, character map integration, and auto-fill features ensure readability of your logs.  All settings, including language and restrictions, are on a per-project basis, allowing for easy transitions between setups without the need to constantly change the global settings.

Compatible with TortoiseGitMerge to show changes and assist in rectifying conflicts between versions.  Also compatible with TortoiseGitBlame for error identification and per-line log views.  Supports TortoiseGitlDiff for easy observation of alterations with image files.

Support for use of TortoiseGit exists in the form of manuals, FAQs, and a GitLab Issue Tracker.  However, the developers of TortoiseGit do not provide direct support for the product.  TortoiseGit is completely open source and developed by volunteers, donations are accepted if you find it useful, but otherwise, the software is free to use.

Developed under GNU General Public License for free personal and commercial use.


  • Easy to use
  • Fully integrated with Windows Explorer
  • Project-specific settings
  • Works with your existing bug tracking setup
  • Multiple language support
  • Proven stability on each version released

Based on TortoiseSVN, it is free and open source for both personal and commercial use under the GNU General Public License.  You may improve and modify TortoiseGit to fit your unique situation as the source code is completely available.

Currently available in these languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese, simplified
  • Chinese, traditional
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Occitan
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese, Brazil
  • Portuguese, Portugal
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian Latin
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

For languages other than English, a sperate language pack is required to be downloaded.

Elle Jay
This program seems great for developers! It sounds really useful for allowing easy access to the tools you actually need, without having to sift through a bunch of irrelevant commands. It also has Autofill and internal spellcheck to make things even easier!
Blake Ha
TortoiseGit lets you manage all your files right at your finger tips with just a few easy clicks. The software lets you control everything we need to right then right there. Its free so that just makes it that much better.
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