Git Extensions

Git Extensions is a toolkit aimed at making working with Git under Windows more intuitive. The shell extension will integrate in Windows Explorer and presents a context menu on files and directories. There is also a Visual Studio extension to use Git from the Visual Studio IDE.


  • Windows Explorer integration for Git
  • Feature rich user interface for Git
  • 32bit and 64bit support
  • Visual Studio extension (2015-2017)

Specific in 2.5x releases:

  • Visual Studio (2010 - 2015) add-in
  • Runs under Linux or Mac OS X using Mono
  • Basic SVN functionality

For description of 2.x specific features, see the 2.x documentation

Video tutorials

There are video tutorials for some basic functions on YouTube (made for older Git Extensions versions).

  1. Clone
  2. Commit changes
  3. Push changes
  4. Pull changes
  5. Handle merge conflicts