About Tower

Tower is an on-premise application that helps software design and development teams to create repositories and manage Beanstalk, GitHub and Bitbucket accounts using cloning capability. Administrators can utilize the process automation capability to fetch and stash data and download projects in the background, among other administrative operations.

With Tower, users can restore old revisions, local changes, and commits across accounts. It allows software design teams to create, update, rename and delete branches, tags, and changes on remote servers.


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11 Reviews of Tower

Average User Ratings

Overall

5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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October 2020

Jakub from WebSpot.pl

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Design

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Great and reliable tool

Pros

Intuitive interface and integration with multiple platforms.

Cons

Can't find anything annoying or problematic.

September 2020

Golo from the native web GmbH

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Simply the best Git client out there

The Tower website states that it's not Tower or the Git CLI, but Tower and the Git CLI. And this is something I can actually agree with: I typically do use the Git CLI for everyday tasks, such as adding, committing, pushing, … but when it comes to things that you don't do that often manually, I switch to Tower, which gives me the feeling of still having all the details under control, but of not running the risk of causing any damage. So, Tower helps me to feel more safe and more confident in what I do, even if it's about the hard things in Git.

Pros

The challenge for any Git client is to combine ease-of-use with not abstracting away the underlying concept too much. Tower does a perfect job here: It does not hide what's happening under the hood, and this way feels familiar if you know Git pretty well, but at the same time manages to make it simple and fun to use. What I especially like is the way Tower handles branches, including branching off, merging, switching branches, cleaning up branches, and so on, … This is IMHO one of the most well-done features in Tower, and it helps you to get done what you want to achieve, without getting in your way. In contrast: It assists where reasonable, but as said still clearly communicates what it's doing under the hood. So, to cut it short: Its UI is the perfect combination of simple yet powerful.

Cons

Phew, hard to tell. Actually I'd say "nothing", but if I have to come up with something I'd probably say it's that Tower does not run on Linux (only on macOS and Windows), which is the reason why we can't use it on anyone's machine in our company (some of us are using Linux).

Reasons for Choosing Tower

Compared to GitHub Desktop, Tower has much more features: While GitHub Desktop is also pretty well-suited for beginners, it lacks too much support for professional users. So, for complex things you need to turn to the Git CLI again, which is just what I wanted to avoid. SourceTree and GitKraken both have the less polished UI when compared to Tower: Although SourceTree perfectly aligns with the macOS design, it's UI is too simple for my needs. It maybe is able to handle more complex cases as well, but too much is hidden somewhere. That's great for everyday usage with the simple cases, but as said before, this is not what I need a graphical assistant for. GitKraken on the other hand is the contrast: Its UI offers way more, but I find Tower's more clear and organized.

Reasons for Switching to Tower

As said in the overall experience, I switched from the Git CLI, although I still use it, so it's not an actual "switch", it's rather an extension of my previously used tooling. This extension was reasonable because Tower helps me to feel safe in what I do, even with more complex things where you sometimes get a little bit lost on the command-line.

March 2021

Antoine from HE-Arc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

Very good product

Pros

I use it as main git client and I'm very happy about it. Very efficient to merge branches and conflict resolving.

Cons

The only thing is : No dark mode for Windows yet.

Response from fournova Software

Replied March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Tower! We have good news: dark mode for Tower for Windows is now available in our latest beta along with other new features, a complete design overhaul as well as a significant performance boost.

September 2020

Sathish Paul from LinkedIn

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

An awesome Git client

Tower is one of those phenomenally useful tools that is done with great taste, simply works, and gets out of your way when you are heads down into your work. I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone dealing with Git.

Pros

I am a Software engineer working in the Bay Area. I stumbled upon Tower, the wonderful Git client for macOS about 5 years ago. Ever since that day, I use Tower everyday for my work. I was drawn to Tower because of its ease of use, particularly drag and drop, for creating and merging branches. Dealing with Git conflicts, ability to quickly undo using CMD-Z and support for external diff tools are all awesome additional features. I particularly love how easy it is to quickly rebase your changes based on a remote branch. But there are two big features in Tower that has saved me countless hours of work. The ability to quickly "stash" changes and apply them at will to different branches, and the ability to use "Reflog" to recover changes that were accidentally discarded. Tower (and Git under the hood) works really hard to not lose your changes, but even if you somehow override all of the warnings, it is possible to get the changes back. In addition to these, the ability to search by author, commit hash, file, date and ability to easily push, pull and rebase (basic expectations from any Git client) are all very well done.

Cons

There are not many things that I wish Tower did better. But there is one. I wish the text box that allows you to type the commit description is scrollable. It is painful to use the arrow keys to navigate particularly long commit messages. I often end up writing my commit messages in an external editor and simply paste it in the textbox right before I commit.

September 2020

Frank from FMDSC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Indispensable tool for our daily business

Tower has become one of the software tools we use on a day-to-day basis. It enables us to commit with confidence and solve merge conflicts with ease. Even our new developers can instantly work with Tower, even if they have never used Git before. It really makes a big difference in productivity.

Pros

The ease-of-use, the super intuitive interface, the time it saves us in our daily software development routine. The value it adds to our workflow. Git Tower became an indispensable item in our daily software toolset. Ever since we started using Git Tower everyone knows how to use Git efficiently and securely. It dramatically reduced frustration in our team trying to solve merge conflicts in the command line. These days are luckily over since Tower.

Cons

Nothing really, I couldn't think of anything right now. We use it daily and love it.

Reasons for Choosing Tower

Git Tower is - in our opinion - superior to other (free) tools on the market and definitely over the command line. Yes, you have to pay for it. But it is worth it big time. The interface is superior, the functionality is outstanding and with the subscription model we can be rest assured that the company will be there for us in the long term. This and the great support and resources on their website made us choose Tower and we have definitely made the right choice.