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It's back! Faster and Better than Ever!"

Heads on Display 2 provides the answer at a glance — for all your local git repositories!

Screenshot of Heads On Display in action
Click the image above to watch a brief introduction by the creator on YouTube.

Keep track of your head — no matter what app you're using

Heads On Display lives in your menu bar and remains visible throughout your workflow

Repository branch HEADs

The info you need at a glance

It's amazing how much time developers spend just making sure they're working on the right branch of the version-control repository. A quick Web search for "show git head" or "show current branch" reveals tens of millions of search results — a testament to how often the question comes up.

Heads On Display puts an end to not knowing by showing you exactly what branch you're on, exactly when you need to know.

Finally, your workspace includes a "You are here" marker.

A simple idea, beautifully implemented.

Heads On Display main menu

Track one repo — or 100

Heads On Display shows the repo of your choice on the status bar at all times, and provides instant access to your other tracked repos with a single click.

Heads On Display local repository selection

Drag and drop simplicity

New repos can be added and reorganized using the Heads On Display preference panel, or simply dragged to the status menu item for instant display.

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Works with any theme

Heads On Display lives in your menu bar, and looks great with both the traditional Mac menu (Light) theme and Yosemite's new Dark theme.

All menus and application panels are currently available in:

  • English
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • 简体中文
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • 日本語
  • Русский

Heads On Display's exclusive Five-Star Privacy Policy: We pinky swear that we collect ONLY what you enter in the box above, and we promise on all that is holy and/or adorable that we will never sell or share your data! To be honest, chances are good we'll never even send you any e-mail. We don't even log anything. How do we ever expect to make any money in this business? I mean, sheesh... maybe that old fortune teller was right. Typical us.

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How'd you ever live without it?

Easy to set up, easy to use, Heads On Display quickly becomes an indispensable part of your workflow.


Instant awareness

Heads on Display remains visible across applications. Whether you're working within an IDE, image editor or the terminal itself, your current branch is available at a glance.


Instant access

In addition to providing immediate branch visibility, Heads On Display also gives you quick access to your local repositories. A single click opens your project folder.


Instant update

Heads On Display responds immediately when your repo's current branch (HEAD) changes — regardless of what or who initiates the switch.


Instant style

Are you a visual person? Assign icons to each repo to make them instantly recognizable in your Mac menu bar. Add the icon to the repo itself to share with other team members, too!


Instant gratification

A quick look at system resources will assure you that Heads On Display handles its business as efficiently as possible while you go on about yours. It uses minimal resources to provide maximum convenience.


Instant fuzzies

Even die-hard git users will appreciate the ease of use and "warm fuzzy" feelings that come from having your git branches under control 24/7.