GitHub launches a new desktop application

Today, GitHub launched a new application, GitHub Desktop, for both Windows and MacOS platforms.

As most GitHub users will know, GitHub already had applications for Windows and MacOS, although they were wildly different experiences on occasion. According to the blog post announcing the release, the new GitHub desktop provides: “a unified experience across both platforms.”

Overall, the new app aims to improve collaboration between developers, which is afterall, what Git does best. Extra attention has been paid to branch workflow, with an improved process for working with branches and commits.

With over 22 million unique repositories, and over 9 million coders worldwide, GitHub is the premium space for writing code in teams. The new GitHub Desktop is a solid step in extending that reach even further, and there’s never been a better time to jump onto the GitHub bandwagon.

If you’re new to GitHub, you can download GitHub Desktop here, if you’re already a GitHub user on Windows or MacOS, you should find the app updates itself automatically.

Benjie Moss is editor at DeveloperDrive. He's usually training for a marathon. You can follow him on Twitter @BenjieMoss. More articles by Benjie Moss
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