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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.

What's new in SmartGit 18.1 preview 7?

Reworked Log and Journal

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.

Reworked Compare

The compare algorithm has been improved to detect in-line changes over the entire block (not just line-wise as in earlier versions). This works faster and gives better results, e.g., for reformatted code blocks.

Smarter compare results for clearer understanding what has been changed.


SmartGit now makes searching a commit that introduced a bug more easier by supporting the bisect command. This also is a often requested feature at

Use bisect to search the commit that introduced a bug.

Find Action, Find Object

These commands are perfect for keyboard-savvy users to quickly access menu items, repositories, switch branches or show the log for commits.

Quickly find menu items.