OS X Branch Explorer learns to filter branches

Saturday, November 26, 2016 0 Comments

BL793 comes with another great feature for OS X users: now you can filter branches in the Branch Explorer! It is an added capability on top of the “inclusion/exclusion rules”. It works as follows:

Plans for OS X

If you take a look at the release notes regularly you’ll see that we are putting a big effort on improving the OS X version (and that holds true for the Linux GUI too). We are adding more features and putting a special focus on improving usability and removing rough edges.

We are also using it to try new concepts. As you know the layout is not the same as on Windows, and this is on purpose. We are trying to apply the lessons learned over the years, to design a leaner, simplified interface.

An example of this new design ideas is the new filter we explained today: instead of opening a new view as we do on Windows, we simply keep the diagram on the same one, and introduce a way to remove filters. We think this is much clearer and doesn’t make you lose focus.

At some point, we will be reapplying all these concepts to the Windows GUI, which we would like to refactor soon too.


We develop Plastic SCM, a version control that excels in branching and merging, can deal with huge projects and big binary assets natively, and it comes with GUIs and tools to make everything simpler.

If you want to give it a try, download it from here.

We are also the developers of SemanticMerge, and the gmaster Git client.

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