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GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop extends and simplifies your Git and GitHub workflow using a visual interface.

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About GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop is an open source tool that enables you to be more productive. GitHub Desktop encourages you and your team to collaborate using best practices with Git and GitHub.

Just a few of the many things you can do with GitHub Desktop are:

  • Add changes to your commit interactively
  • Quickly add co-authors to your commit
  • Checkout branches with pull requests and view CI statuses
  • Compare changed images

For more information about GitHub Desktop, see "Installing and configuring GitHub Desktop" in the GitHub Desktop documentation.

Sharing feedback

If you have feedback or feature requests, you can open an issue in the desktop/desktop repository.