A little over a year ago, we published a post detailing some of the features on our roadmap. As you might expect, some of those features have now been released: the diff viewer with inline highlighting for changes was part of Tower 5.0, rebase --onto arrived with Tower 5.2 and Tower 6.3 brought us force push with lease. Along the way, we’ve also released a big overhaul for macOS Big Sur and a selection of other features, big and small.
The time is ripe, then, for another look at what we’ve got coming up! In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you can expect in future versions of Tower.
How do we choose which features make their way into Tower? In the previous roadmap post, Tobi mentioned three cornerstones of the Tower development philosophy: productivity, power, and ease of use. This sums it up pretty well. Tower helps productivity by making daily tasks more streamlined, so you spend less time tinkering with version control and more time working on the stuff that matters. Far from being a dumbed-down version of Git, Tower brings you the power of Git in a GUI, perhaps allowing you to utilize functions of Git you wouldn’t even have discovered if you were only using the command line. Finally, we place great emphasis on making Tower easy to use — this is a tool, a part of peoples workflows, and we want to make sure Tower provides an intuitive, dependable user experience!
Let’s begin with some news for our Windows users. Tower 3 for Windows is currently in beta, bringing a visual overhaul (including a new dark mode), greatly improved performance, new features including Quick Actions and search, and much more. If you’re on Windows and this sounds interesting to you, head over to our Tower Windows beta page and sign up for the beta!