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Simple and easy collaboration from your Windows desktop

Latest Version GitHub Desktop 2.8.1

Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

Updated May 06, 2021
Author GitHub, Inc.
Category Developer Tools
License Freeware
Language English
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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 the app.

Features and Highlights

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

Branch off
Branches are essential to proposing changes and reviewing code on the program—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.

Synchronize branches
The sync button pushes your changes to the tool and pulls down other's changes in one operation. It notifies you to know when you have changes you haven't pushed or there are new changes on the app you haven't pulled down.

Clone repositories in one click
When you add repositories to Git Hub Desktop for Windows, it automatically matches them up with any organizations you belong to. Want to pull down a repository from 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.

Previous versions More »

2.8.1 May 06, 2021 108 MB 2.8.0 April 29, 2021 108 MB 2.7.2 April 09, 2021 108 MB 2.7.1 April 01, 2021 108 MB 2.6.4 March 05, 2021 108 MB 2.6.3 February 10, 2021 98.3 MB