GitHub Desktop is a seamless way to contribute to projects on GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. GitHub Desktop allows developers to synchronize branches, clone repositories, and more. Pull requests, merge button, fork queue, issues, pages, wiki: all awesome features that make sharing easier. But those things are only great after you’ve pushed your code to GitHub.
GitHub Desktop Features:
Start a project
You’ll find all the projects you’re working on listed in the sidebar. If you’re starting a new project, use the repository drop down menu to create a new repository or clone an existing one directly from GitHub.com.
Branches are essential to proposing changes and reviewing code on GitHub—and they’re always available in the top left corner of the repository view. Just select the current branch to switch branches or create a new one.
Craft the perfect commit
View a diff of your uncommitted changes, and form the perfect commit by selecting the files—or even the specific lines—that make up a change. Enter the summary and description, then commit.
The sync button pushes your changes to GitHub and pulls down other’s changes in one operation. It notifies you know when you have changes you haven’t pushed or there are new changes on GitHub you haven’t pulled down.
Clone repositories in one click
When you add repositories to GitHub Desktop for Windows, we automatically match them up with any organizations you belong to. Want to pull down a repository from GitHub.com? Check out the button on the website.
Powerfully simple branching
“Branching is one of Git’s best features. We’ve made it easy to try out remote branches, create new local branches and publish branches to share with others.”
Note: Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 in order to be installed and GitHub account.
Also Available: Download GitHub Desktop for Mac