Announcing GitHub Desktop 1.0

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Collaborating on GitHub with the power of a GUI application just got easier! GitHub Desktop 1.0 is now available.

1.0!

A few months ago, we completely redesigned and reimplemented GitHub Desktop on Electron to provide a simpler, more unified experience. The public beta launched in May. Since then we’ve been hard at work fixing bugs, adding features, and responding to feedback—but now we’re ready for prime time. Here’s an overview of what you’ll see in 1.0.

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Image diffs

Easily compare changed images. See the before and after, swipe or fade between the two, or look at just the changed parts.

@mathieudutour implemented image diffs for Kactus, a design review tool forked off GitHub Desktop. Then he was kind enough to submit the work back upstream to us!

Faster cloning

Clone dialog

See all your repositories and clone them with the click of a button. Git LFS assets download in parallel for even faster cloning.

Integrated

Editors and terminals

Open your favorite editor or shell from the app, or jump back to GitHub Desktop from your shell. GitHub Desktop is your springboard for work.

Everywhere

GitHub Desktop works with GitHub Enterprise. Log in to your GitHub Enterprise server, clone, commit, push, and pull. Whether you’re working on a personal or company project, GitHub Desktop is here to help.

Open source

GitHub Desktop is open source and we’ve already received some fantastic contributions from the community. Go check out our roadmap, contribute, and help us make collaboration even easier.

Classic apps

We think GitHub Desktop is a big step forward—but don’t worry, we won’t force you to update! If you have a good thing going with the classic Mac or Windows app, you can continue to use them and move over to the new app when you’re ready.

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