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How to download SourceTree

Kenny DuMez
Kenny DuMez
Graphite software engineer


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This guide explains this concept in vanilla Git. For Graphite documentation, see our CLI docs.


SourceTree is a free Git client that simplifies how you interact with your Git repositories. SourceTree supports Git LFS and can handle projects of various sizes. This guide will walk you through the steps to download SourceTree for both Windows and Mac systems.

To start the download process for SourceTree, you need to navigate to the official SourceTree website.

  1. On the SourceTree website, navigate to the "SourceTree for Windows" page.
  2. Click on the download link or button that is labeled for Windows.
  1. Similarly, for Mac users, look for a Mac compatible version on the website. This will have a Mac or Apple logo.
  2. Click on the download link or button for Mac.

SourceTree is a product of Atlassian, and downloading it requires an Atlassian account. If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one during the download process. Follow these steps:

  1. After clicking on the download link, you will be prompted to log in to your Atlassian account.
  2. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on “Create an account”.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.

After downloading the installation file, follow these steps to install SourceTree:

  1. Locate the downloaded .exe file in your downloads folder.
  2. Double-click the file to start the installation.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  1. Find the downloaded .dmg file.
  2. Double-click to open it.
  3. Drag the SourceTree icon to your Applications folder.
  4. Follow the additional instructions as prompted by the install wizard.

Once installed, open SourceTree and configure it by connecting to your existing repositories or cloning new ones. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Open SourceTree.
  2. Connect to a repository by clicking on 'New' or 'Clone from URL'.
  3. Enter the repository details and your credentials if required.
  4. Begin managing your Git repositories using the SourceTree interface.

For further reading see the official Sourcetree documentation.

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