New Commit icon for Sourcetree

over 7 years ago from , Product Designer at Facebook Messenger


It's a wedding ring, get it?

Thoughts? I groaned at the visual pun, but I don't hate it! I think it's more clever than the original icon, which was just basically a circle.


  • Alexander KäßnerAlexander Käßner, over 7 years ago

    A wedding ring was my first idea as I saw the new icon. I generally don't really like the new style of the icons. They are clean and fresh, but way to hard to differenciate due to the lack of colors.

    So to be short. I liked the old icon more.

    8 points
    • Martin LeBlancMartin LeBlanc, over 7 years ago

      Simplifying for the sake of simplifying. No added value.

      1 point
    • wojtek w.wojtek w., over 7 years ago

      I'm on the same boat. They lost all legibility and make me want to jump back to the command line.

      Another thing — branch name colors don't match the branch graph colors. What's up with that...

      Dropping separator lines in the history log is also a bit annoying for me. img

      0 points
    • Andrew Parker, over 7 years ago

      This. 4 of the new icons use thin stroke circles and rely on small extensions (arrow up, arrow down, dotted line, diamond shape) to distinguish them. The job of finding the button you were looking for is harder than it was before...

      1 point
  • Tristam GochTristam Goch, over 7 years ago

    Not a fan of the new UI at all. The icons are too indistinct but worse than that they seem to have hidden away a lot more functionality behind menus etc now.

    Might push me to finally learn to use Git from the command line though.

    2 points
  • Andrew HarrisonAndrew Harrison, over 7 years ago

    Old one for reference:

    Old Icon

    BitBucket (also by Atlasssian) uses this for their 'Commits' section:

    BitBucket Commit Section

    Which I think is clearer - it's one node in the history that makes up branch.

    2 points
    • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, over 7 years ago

      I kind of agree with you, but commits and add new commit (which is the case of Sourcetree) shouldn't really have the same icon.

      1 point
  • Emily Unroe, over 7 years ago

    It's clever, but I'm not sold. I wouldn't have realized that it was specifically supposed to be a wedding ring without someone telling me.

    2 points
    • Alice Chuang, over 7 years ago

      It's left me wondering what a better icon for "Commit" would be, though! I think this is silly, but memorable.

      0 points
  • Faiz MokhtarFaiz Mokhtar, over 7 years ago

    I had to revert to the older version since the latest version UI issues is so bad. Unclear icons, some features(git-flow) are hidden by default, etc. Yes, the old version looks pretty dated but at least it's usable.

    1 point
  • Jeff Lindsey, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Updated my Sourcetree today, Version 2.3, and Atlassian has replaced the commit icon! This is no bueno...

    commit icon

    Update: sent them a tweet...

    y u no keep ring icon?!

    0 points