Git Extensions

Git Extensions is a toolkit aimed at making working with Git under Windows more intuitive (note that Git Extensions is also available on Linux and Macintosh OS X using Mono). The shell extension will integrate in Windows Explorer and presents a context menu on files and directories. There is also a Visual Studio plug-in to use Git from the Visual Studio IDE.


  • Windows Explorer integration for Git
  • Visual Studio (2010 - 2015) plug-in for Git
  • Feature rich user interface for Git
  • Single installer installs Git, Git Extensions and the merge tool KDiff3
  • 32bit and 64bit support
  • Runs under Linux or Mac OS X using Mono

Video tutorials

There are video tutorials for some basic functions on YouTube.

  1. Clone
  2. Commit changes
  3. Push changes
  4. Pull changes
  5. Handle merge conflicts
  6. Install Git Extensions on Ubuntu 11.04