github GitHub Desktop Branching


Example

You can select a branch at the upper left. When you selected the right branch you need to press the sync button (upper right) which does now the same as git checkout BRANCHNAME.

In the older version you are able to view 2 different branches at once and compare the pushes. Furthermore you could view a timeline of your project (see beneath)

Timeline with difference view

Creating a new branch

You can create a new branch by clicking on the branch symbol (old client) or under File --> New Branch.

Note that you can select of which branch the new branch uses as base by clicking on the branch name.