Tower's sidebar lists all of your project's local branches & tags as well as remote branches.
Selecting an item in the sidebar will show its commit history; selecting multiple will show a combined history of the selected items.
Tip: The "/" character in a branch's name can be used to simulate folders. This is a naming convention in Git and is respected in Tower, where such items are displayed as collapsible folders in the sidebar.
If you should not want this behavior, you can deactivate it in Tower's Preferences by unchecking the option "Group refs in sidebar".
You can pin a branch by right-clicking and selecting the "Pin Branch" option from the context menu.
Pinned branches will appear in the "Pinned" section in the sidebar. This way, your most important branches are always there when you need them!
The Pin option is also an available action for any branch from the Quick Actions dialog.
You can filter branches, tags and submodules using the input field at the bottom of the sidebar.
Just start typing to quickly reach what you are looking for.
Filter Tags and Remote Branches
You can limit the number of visible Tag and Remote Branch items in the sidebar by accessing the "View" menu and then clicking on "Tags" or "Remote Branches", respectively.
Tags and Remote Branches can be filtered to show only the newest 50/100/250/500.
All tags and remote branches remain accessible from Quick Actions and selection controls.