Atlassian SourceTree OverviewUNIXBusinessApplication

Atlassian SourceTree is the #5 ranked solution in top Version Control tools. PeerSpot users give Atlassian SourceTree an average rating of 9.0 out of 10. Atlassian SourceTree is most commonly compared to GitHub: Atlassian SourceTree vs GitHub. Atlassian SourceTree is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 68% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 15% of all views.
Buyer's Guide

Download the Version Control Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: February 2023

What is Atlassian SourceTree?

Atlassian SourceTree is a graphical user interface (GUI) desktop client that facilitates user interaction with Git repositories. SourceTree provides a visual interface that is easy to use and intuitive. It allows developers to save a lot of command lines when working with Git.

The tool is free and works as a Git client for Windows and Mac OS. You can visualize and manage your repositories via the simple GUI. The client offers an efficient and consistent development process for Git and Mercurial.

Atlassian SourceTree Key Features

  • Branch management: Typically, managing branches is a time-consuming and tedious process for project managers and developers. With SourceTree, you can switch working copies with a single click. You can also see where you are compared with the version in the repository, alerting you to push or pull.

  • Working copy: Developers who work using the command line often lack visibility. Access the “working copy” section to see the difference between your local copy and the version in the Git repository. This feature allows you to see exactly what has changed.

  • Branch history: the History section displays the full history of the branch, displaying each commit and file change. This feature enables smooth version control.

  • GitFlow: GitFlow organizes the workflow, streamlining parallel code changes and reducing merge conflicts.

Atlassian SourceTree Benefits

  • Any level user can use SourceTree: beginners and experts benefit from the visibility and streamlined workflows of SourceTree. Beginners benefit from the simplified version control. Experts can review changesets and stash and pick between branches. Senior programmers can customize changeset and stashes, apply patches, rebase or shelve changesets. The tool offers detailed tutorials to help beginners and experts start quickly. Other benefits for beginners include easy access to commands with one click and simplified distributed version control.

  • Code visibility: the visualization of the Git process enables users to manage large projects with multiple branches and commits. SourceTree automatically tracks the activity of your code. It also features bookmarks where you can see a summarized view of all projects and repositories. Therefore, you can check a specific branch or commit with a single click. Finally, it features detailed branching diagrams that make it easy to follow the process.

  • Git and Hg support: the fully-featured GUI supports Git and Mercurial, offering a consistent development process from the start. You can also use SourceTree for a project on Github. Start by creating the project on Github, then connect it to the SourceTree software.

  • Free: the SourceTree tool is free to use, even for commercial uses, without buying a license.

  • Supports Git LFS: users can track large assets and submit code from a single dashboard.

  • Subordinated modules: you can use submodules for hand-picked dependencies and manage and group projects.

Atlassian SourceTree Use Cases

  • Check-in and check-out code using the client-side application.
  • You can also use SourceTree to repair broken Git repositories because you can easily detect mistakes at a glance.
  • The simple and intuitive user interface allows users to search for and clone remote repositories.

Reviews from Real Users

A Program Manager/Engineer at a government says, "The most valuable feature is the ability to fix a broken repository merge… This product has helped because we have been able to fix problems when our code repository breaks."

Atlassian SourceTree Customers

Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia,

Atlassian SourceTree Video

Atlassian SourceTree Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Atlassian SourceTree pricing:
"Atlassian SourceTree is a free solution."

Atlassian SourceTree Reviews

Filter by:
Filter Reviews
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Filter Unavailable
Filter Unavailable
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Showingreviews based on the current filters. Reset all filters
Dynamic Engineering Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Helpful interface, simple installation, and free to use
Pros and Cons
  • "The interface is very good and is easy to use. It tells you when you've committed, when you've uploaded, and gives you the differences."
  • "I have had a food experience with Atlassian SourceTree but it might not be for everyone."

What is our primary use case?

I installed Atlassian SourceTree on my Windows or Linux computer and I use it for check-in and check-out code, instead of going directly to the server and doing it that way. Atlassian SourceTree is a client-side application that interfaces with the Bitbucket server.

What is most valuable?

The interface is very good and is easy to use. It tells you when you've committed, when you've uploaded, and gives you the differences.

You can download Atlassian SourceTree and use it as your client.

What needs improvement?

I have had a food experience with Atlassian SourceTree but it might not be for everyone.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Atlassian SourceTree for approximately one year.

Buyer's Guide
Version Control
February 2023
Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, GitHub, Git and others in Version Control. Updated: February 2023.
687,256 professionals have used our research since 2012.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. While I have been using it I have not had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Atlassian SourceTree is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial installation is very easy.

What about the implementation team?

Everyone who installs Atlassian SourceTree on their computer can manage it themself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Atlassian SourceTree is a free solution.

What other advice do I have?

There are other applications for the client-side that you can use to interface with Bitbucket.

I rate Atlassian SourceTree a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
PeerSpot user
Buyer's Guide
Download our free Version Control Report and find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, GitHub, Git, and more!
Updated: February 2023
Product Categories
Version Control
Buyer's Guide
Download our free Version Control Report and find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, GitHub, Git, and more!