Opening Repositories

Of course, one of the most important actions in Tower is opening a repository to work with. Not only can you achieve this in a couple of different ways - you might also want to open a repository in other applications like Finder or Terminal.

Open a Repository in Tower

  • Double-click an item in the sidebar of the Repositories view.
  • Press ⌘ + ⇧ + O to show the Open Quickly dialog. Start typing any part of the repository’s name. It doesn’t even have to be consecutive letters: "webtow" will find your "website-blog-tower" project.

    By the way: if the textfield is empty, you'll see a list of most recently opened repositories.

Open in New Window
To open a repository in a new window, simply hold down the key while opening it as described above.


Reveal a Repository in Finder

  • In the Repositories view, right-click an item and choose Reveal in Finder.
  • If the repository is already open in Tower, you can use Reveal in Finder from the File menu.


Open a Repository in Terminal

  • In the Repositories view, right-click an item and choose Open in Terminal.
  • If the repository is already open in Tower, you can use Open in Terminal from the File menu.


Alternative "Terminal" application
By default, Tower uses the standard "Terminal.app" when opening a command line session. To use a different application (e.g. "iTerm"), you can configure your application of choice in Tower's preferences dialog.