Release Notes

New features, improvements, and fixes. Here are the recent updates for Tower.

Release overview of Tower forWindowsmacOS
Version 3 is the biggest update for Tower in 4 years. We implemented countless new features like Pull Requests, Interactive Rebase, Quick Actions, Image Diffing, and Reflog. But we also delivered a huge amount of improvements and enhancements for existing features like File History, Blame, Commit Details, and Search. Last but not least, a beautiful "Dark Mode" appearance also made its way into Tower.
Dark Mode

Along with Apple's introduction of a "Dark Mode" in macOS 10.14, we implemented a dark theme in Tower, too.

Image Diffing

Tower now supports image diffs for a variety of formats (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, JPEG2000, HEIC), in both the Working Copy and various history / changeset views. In future updates, we will further extend and improve this feature.

Pull Requests

Create, merge, close, comment and inspect Pull Requests right from within Tower! Integrated into our clear, responsive, and powerful desktop interface, Pull Requests become so much more useful.

Interactive Rebase

Interactive Rebase is an incredibly powerful tool - but also quite awkward to use on the command line. But now, in Tower, it has become as easy as drag and drop!

Quick Actions

The brand new Quick Actions dialog gives you superpowers: Give it a branch name and it will offer a checkout. Give it a file name and it will present the file's history. Give it a commit hash and it will show it in the commit history. Fast as lightning, easy as pie.

Navigation

We've added so many new levels of detail in the new Tower. And at the same time, navigating Tower is now as simple as browsing the web: with the new "back" and "forth" buttons and the improved "Navigation Bar".

Commit Details

We've reworked countless areas in the new Tower. Let's take the brand new "Commit Details" view as an example: with the changeset on the left and lots of space for the diff on the right, you can inspect and review a commit in a more focused manner.

Reflog

A little-known feature, but one with enormous power: Reflog can restore lost commits or branches, move back to a rolled back state, undo a cherry-pick or commit... and is now available in Tower!

File History & Blame

We have redesigned both the "File History" and "Blame" views from scratch. They have become much more useful and informative.

Search

Search functionality in the new Tower has become much more powerful. You can now search for files almost anywhere: in the Working Copy, in a historic file tree, or even inside the changeset of a commit!

3.2.1

Released Nov 12, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

New

  • Quick Actions: You can now use the "Quick Actions" dialog to merge and rebase remote branches.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with invoking “Open in Terminal” scripts.
  • Fixed a crash when opening the Activity window.
  • Fixed visual glitches in the “Merge” view.
  • Fixed an issue with refreshing images in the Image Diff view when changing files in some cases.

3.2.0

Released Sep 24, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

New

  • Dark Mode: Users on macOS 10.14 can now enjoy Tower in our new "Dark Mode"!
  • Updates for Mojave: Many code updates to improve compatibility with the new macOS 10.14.

3.1.2

Released Sep 19, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

Fixed

  • Image Diffing: Images with different aspect ratios are displayed correctly now.
  • Services: Service accounts that are members and collaborators of an organization at the same time do not cause Tower to crash anymore.

Fixed

  • CLI Tool: The CLI tool can now be updated from within the Tower preferences.

3.1.1

Released Aug 07, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

Fixed

  • Image Diffing: A crash if no image data can be loaded has been fixed.
  • Pull Requests: Remote URLs are not required to have a .git suffix anymore.
  • Services: A crash when clicking on an organization that invited the user as a collaborator has been fixed.
  • Services: A crash when clicking on a VSTS project has been fixed.
  • Services: A crash when listing repositories on older GitLab instances has been fixed.

3.1.0

Released Jul 24, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

New

  • Image Diffing: Tower now supports image diffs for a variety of formats (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, JPEG2000, HEIC), in both the Working Copy and various history / changeset views. In future updates, we will further extend and improve this feature.

Improved

  • Reflog: The Reflog list loads faster now.

Fixed

  • Services: GitLab CE/EE integration now works as intended for servers with a directory install.
  • Services: Bitbucket Server integration now works as intended if account names contain uppercase characters.
  • Services: Tower crashed in some cases when clicking on an organization account or subgroup. This has been fixed.
  • Services: Service repositories of configured accounts were not displayed correctly in some cases.

3.0.2

Released Jul 09, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

Improved

  • GitLab Subgroups: Subgroups are integrated in the service view.
  • Pull Requests: Your GitLab subgroup repositories work with the new Pull Requests view.

Fixed

  • Pull Requests: Pull Requests work with older GitLab instances using API v3.

3.0.1

Released Jun 26, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+

Fixed

  • Activation now works indepedent of the configured system locale

3.0.0

Released Jun 26, 2018 Download for macOS 10.11+
  • Tower 3 is here!
Version 2 is the biggest update for Tower in 2 years. We implemented countless new features like Pull Requests, Interactive Rebase, Image Diffing, and Reflog. But we also delivered a huge amount of improvements and enhancements for existing features.
Image Diffing

Tower now supports image diffs for a variety of formats, in both the Working Copy and various history / changeset views. In future updates, we will further extend and improve this feature.

Reflog

A little-known feature, but one with enormous power: Reflog can restore lost commits or branches, move back to a rolled back state, undo a cherry-pick or commit... and is now available in Tower!

Pull Requests

Create, merge, close, comment and inspect Pull Requests right from within Tower! Integrated into our clear, responsive, and powerful desktop interface, Pull Requests become so much more useful.

Interactive Rebase

Interactive Rebase is an incredibly powerful tool - but also quite awkward to use on the command line. But now, in Tower, it has become as easy as drag and drop!

2.2.1

Released Nov 07, 2018 Download for Windows 7+

New

  • Image Diffing: Tower now supports image diffs for a variety of formats, in both the Working Copy and various history / changeset views. In future updates, we will further extend and improve this feature.

Fixed

  • Reflog Keyboard Shortcut: You can now reach the "Reflog" via CTRL+5.
  • Adding Remotes: The list of remote branches is now instantly refreshed after a new remote repository was connected.
  • Drag & Drop Merging: When using drag & drop to merge branches, the dialog now directly proposes the corresponding branches.
  • Getting Started Wizard: When trying to connect to a Service account with invalid credentials, Tower could crash.
  • Labels in Dialogs: Some typos found their way into a couple of dialogs. Cleanup up, now!
  • Compare Tool Config: We updated the config for using AraxisMerge as your diff tool.
  • Activity Window: Scrolling in the Activity window was not working properly in all cases.
  • Branches in Dialogs: We improved the ordering of branches in some dialogs.
  • Refresh Service Repositories: Using the "Refresh" button while looking at a list of repositories in a Service account will now update the list properly.
  • Create Repository on Service: After creating a new remote repository in a Service account via Tower, the new repository is now directly displayed in the list.
  • Update Help Links: We updated URLs to updated content in our help documentation.
  • Grouped Tower Windows: In some situations, grouping Tower application windows could not be maximized.

2.1.0

Released Aug 13, 2018 Download for Windows 7+

Improved

  • Reflog: The Reflog is now available in Tower for Windows.
  • Dialogs: Improved layout in dialogs.
  • Menus: The File menu contains dedicated items for both your License and your Tower account.

Fixed

  • Remote operations: The whole error message shows in the error dialog, previously only the first line was displayed.
  • Submodule settings: Links to submodules work now.
  • Working Copy: We've made sure the hash for submodule entries is displayed correctly.

2.0.2

Released Jul 25, 2018 Download for Windows 7+

Improved

  • Tracking Badge: Reveals more information when hovered over in the sidebar.

Fixed

  • Sidebar: We've made sure the header hover area is the same size on all devices.
  • Removing a Project: In some cases, this could freeze the UI.
  • Gravatars: Use the proxy settings too.
  • History: Copying commit info now always returns newest to oldest.
  • Proxies: Under rare circumstances, a proxy configuration could lead to a crash on startup.
  • Apply Patch: We've made sure you can apply any patch.
  • Compare Tools: Errors in the configuration file can't crash Tower anymore.
  • Working Copy: It's possible to discard all contained local changes by interacting with a folder now.
  • Working Copy: The hamburger menu stays in place, even for very long branch names.
  • Help Menu: Updated link to release notes webpage.
  • Getting Started: Updated link to the "Getting Started with Tower" video.
  • Submodules: Path and URL are now editable for the shared configuration.
  • Submodules: Improved state validation for empty and not-existing folders.
  • Submodules Authentication: Using a different authentication than the parent repository is possible through Tower.
  • Self-hosted servers: In rare cases, adding these or using these could lead to a crash.
  • Custom Servers: You're required to have a username for http authentication now.

2.0.1

Released Jun 28, 2018 Download for Windows 7+

Improved

  • We've made sure all Pro features are available during Trial

2.0.1

Released Jun 26, 2018 Download for Windows 7+
  • Tower 2 is here!

Version 2

No further updates, last release in 05/2018

Download for Mac OS 10.8+

Version 1

No further updates, last release in 06/2014

Download for Mac OS 10.6+

Version 1

No further updates, last release in 05/2018

Download for Windows 7+

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