SnailSVN Lite: SVN for Finder at Mac App Store analyse

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Price: 0 free
Current version: 1.8.2, last update: 9 months ago
First release : 09 Dec 2015
App size: 11.98 Mb
4.2 ( 5472 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 41.78k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 17.09k
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SnailSVN is a TortoiseSVN-like Apache Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a Finder extension.

SnailSVN allows you to access the most frequently used SVN features via the Finder context menu (right click).

SnailSVN also adds icon overlays to your SVN working copies in Finder. It tracks your SVN working copies and updates the icon overlays automatically, giving you visual feedback of the current state of your working copies.

In a few steps, you can start using SnailSVN Lite easily:
1. Enable "SnailSVN Lite Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions".
2. Checkout a SVN working copy with SnailSVN (File » SVN Checkout...) or add an existing SVN working copy to SnailSVN Lite.
3. Navigate to your working copy in Finder and right click to access SnailSVN functionalities.


Q: Whats the difference between SnailSVN Lite and SnailSVN full version?
A: SnailSVN Lite supports only one working copy, but SnailSVN full version supports unlimited working copies. If you are working on multiple SVN working copies, please purchase SnailSVN full version (search for "SnailSVN" on the Mac App Store).

Q: There is no icon overlays / context menu for the files?
A: Please make sure that youve enabled "SnailSVN Lite Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions", and also make sure that youve added the working copy to SnailSVN Lite Preferences.
If your SVN working copy is monitored by multiple Finder extensions, please make sure that SnailSVN Lite Extension comes first in "System Preferences » Extensions » Finder", you can drag and drop the extensions to adjust the order.
If the problem persists, please disable "SnailSVN Lite Extension" in "System Preferences » Extensions" and then enable it again. The last resort is to relaunch Finder or restart your computer.

Q: What kind of URL schemes does SnailSVN Lite support?
A: SnailSVN Lite supports the following URL schemes:
• http://
• https://
• svn://
• svn+ssh://
• file://

Q: How to mark multiple files as checked in the SVN commit window?
A: Please select the files you would like to commit, right click and select "Mark as selected" from the context menu.

Q: Does SnailSVN work well with other SVN clients?
A: SnailSVN should work with any kinds of SVN clients that is compatible with Subversion 1.7.x, 1.8.x or 1.9.x, from the command line client to the GUI apps.

Q: Does SnailSVN work for file managers other than Finder?
A: SnailSVN is primarily a Finder extension, so it is likely that it will not work for other file managers.
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Latest version SnailSVN Lite: SVN for Finder: 1.8.2

• Show lock badge for locked files
• Support creating directory in the repo-browser
• Select files automatically in the commit window
• Fix SVN ignore issue

Apps Changes History:
  • 9 months ago: New App Version 1.8.1 ☛ 1.8.2
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.8 ☛ 1.8.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.7 ☛ 1.8
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.6.2 ☛ 1.7
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.3.4 ☛ 1.6.2
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.3.3 ☛ 1.3.4
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 1.2.1 ☛ 1.3.3
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 1.0 ☛ 1.2.1
The support team is extremely responsive

Currently, SnailSVN only supports a relatively older version of subversion working directory (i.e., svn: E155021 error) but they offered me a quick solution right away. Even though they are planning to publish an updated version very soon. Kudos! The only issue is that it is a little bit overpriced :/

Trop limité

L’app est super mais dans sa version gratuite on ne peut synchroniser qu’un seul répertoire.

Comit fehlt

Als free ware zum anzeigen der Versionen OK. Da die Comit Funktion fehlt, ist es als SVN leider nicht zu gebrauchen.

Überhaupt nicht brauchbar

Leider kann ich den Client überhaupt nicht empfehlen. Das Einrichten ist wie bei anderen Frontends für SVN gewohnt frickelig. Daran sollte man sich aber mittlwereile gewöhnt haben. Dummerweise gibt es bei dieser Version keine Commit-Funktion, was sie quasi komplett sinnlos macht. Auch die Integration in den Finder ist visuell nicht so wie man es von einem SVN-Client erwartet. Was mich irritiert, ist das auf den Screenshots hier im App-Store sowohl die Commit-Funktion als auch eine richtige Finder-Integration gezeigt wird. Das lässt bei mir nur den Schluss zu, dass man wie üblich nur ein Lock-Angebot für die Bezahl-Variante im Store haben will. Das kann mal gut sein, mal schlecht. In diesem Fall hat es bei mir dazu geführt komplett auf einen anderen Client umzuschwenken.

Funktioniert wie erwartet

Die Integration ist gut und funktioniert einwandfrei. Die freie Version, die hier erhältlich ist, unterstützt nur eine “Working Copy” - da ich nur noch selten mit SVN zu tun habe, reicht mir dies glücklicherweise aus. Das Problem einiger anderer Reviewer, dass man nicht “Committen” kann, habe ich nicht. Checkout, Commit funktionieren bestens.

don’t work with the latest svn 1.9.3

don’t work with the latest svn 1.9.3

Excellent app

I’m not a developer. I desgined a WordPress plugin then hired a developer to code the plugin for me. Whenever WordPress releases a major update I need to update the Subversion directory. I looked for many options to do this easily for a non-developer/programmer person. There was one software that worked great but after the free trial the cost was $60. Not bad, but since I hardly use it and all I need to do is just update a couple text files, it didn’t seem worth the price to me, so I did some more searching until I found this app and it works like a charm for my needs! I read some of the reviews about not being a full version and all that, but for my purposes: checking out files from an SVN directory, updating them, saving them, and checking them back in to the directory, this app works easily and perfectly.

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