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GitHub is one of the most popular code hosting platforms in the world. GitHub long awaited features for desktop and mobile apps have been released. Many developers across the world prefer using the Git command-line application for uploading codes and managing projects. GitHub also has its own desktop application which makes life super easy.
The best part is both the GitHub desktop and mobile apps are getting updated. With this update, the Android mobile app that arrived in 2020 and the iOS app a year prior to this will also get additional features with it.
We have been waiting for the GitHub Desktop v2.7 version to arrive for a long time. Finally, it will be rolling out for Windows and macOS platforms, sadly there is no support for Linux.
GitHub: Long-Awaited Features
Most developers will be excited to use the most awaited Cherry Picking feature. This feature will allow you to pick any commits from one branch, you can pick more than one at the same time too and copy them to another branch. It will also feature the undo function, conflict resolution dialog you get with normal branch merges.
For desktop applications, a warning icon will appear for unregistered users. This will help prevent commits from being misattributed. A common thing when you have multiple GitHub accounts or while using Git for your personal and work projects.
You can now send push notifications using mobile GitHub apps, when you’re assigned a pull request or task, or when you’ve been requested to approve a deployment for a protected environment.
Allows you to turn on or off each notification category via the app’s settings. With the added functionality you can also mute all alerts during a certain time or day. The mobile app also gets the desktop ability, you can change the way you are alerted for a repository i.e. you will get an alert for all changes, changes you’re tagged on/participating in, or no alerts at all.
Now you can also view any release from a project and any files from the release can be downloaded from the GitHub app. Though you will have limited access to the files from your phone or tablet, yet are handy features you can use for backups or sharing files to another service.