Git client SmartGit: Next Version

Next Version Preview

This is preview software intended to provide you with an opportunity to test-drive new builds of the next SmartGit release. We do not guarantee that these builds will run without errors. You use this software at your own risk!
If you need a stable version, you are welcome and encouraged to download and use the latest release version.


The Log and Journal have been rewritten to improve the performance, especially for large logs. The default log coloring now uses a dedicated color for each selected refs (unless there are too much). This was one of the high-priority topics from

Improved log: a dedicated color for each branch.

Download SmartGit 18.1 preview 1

WindowsWindows 7+

MacMac OS 10.9 - 10.13


Installer with JRE
Size: 93,503,310
SHA: c984f6d25269d15c0c0c444953cf56d977fc8d73
Archive (dmg)
Size: 86,702,631
SHA: 6b165d3e037ff245dd646bfd89213a99fe71943a
Archive (tar.gz)
Size: 69,774,539
SHA: 914367e646c51baf16281bfbf7ccdb3f2131913a
Size: 86,784,286
SHA: e651c8e335bd2e28b005061783b4c90a9448ecdb
Size: 26,042,040
SHA: b77cf890a9ae301f7d7b7453f66db4553e9c42eb
The installer and the portable bundle both come with a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The OS X bundle already contains the necessary JRE. If there is no JRE present on your system yet, use the package manager of your distribution to install Java, e.g. from OpenJDK, or download from


This preview version is a "rolling" release so it will require direct internet access to download the latest patches.

You can install and use the preview version in parallel to the release version, in this case:

  • For Windows, make sure to use the Portable bundle. The installer won't work for such a setup.
  • The preview version (except of the portable Windows bundle) will initially copy the settings from the release version, but writes them to its own settings directory. This means that settings of both versions will diverge.