SourceTree’s bookmarks window has always been one of its defining features. We focused on this feature for SourceTree 1.4 to give users a considerably enhanced view that offers key information and an improved experience. Let’s dive in and see what’s changed.
New Visual Style
The most obvious change we’ve made is the new visual style. We’ve redesigned the UI to make it easier on the eyes. After compacting the bookmarks window vertically, more projects can be seen at once. See the current branch that your repository is on, and — if necessary — rename bookmarks by simply pressing Return, as you would in Finder. We’ve also improved the way the Bookmarks Window animates tree expansions and dragging/dropping to make the entire experience much more intuitive.
Having a hard time finding a repository? Live search is your friend. It doesn’t matter where in the bookmarks tree the repository you’re looking for is. Just start typing in the search box and SourceTree will instantly drill down and find it.
If your bookmarks window is becoming a little too cluttered, you can sort your repositories alphabetically or by version control system. Right-click on a folder and select ‘Sort by Name’ or ‘Sort by Type’ to reorganize your bookmarks in a snap.
Save time and access repository functions right from the bookmarks window with Action Menus. Click the gear to jump to the repository folder in Finder or launch a Custom Action you’ve defined.
Create New Repositories with Drag & Drop
Previously, only two things could be dragged & dropped into the bookmarks window: your existing Mercurial or Git repositories from Finder and clone URLs from your browser. With SourceTree 1.4, you can now drop a plain source code folder into the window. SourceTree will save you some steps and offer you the option to turn this folder into a Mercurial or Git repository.
We hope you like the new bookmarks window. Try it out and improve your development process today!