TortoiseSVN is a really easy to use Revision control / version control / source control software for Windows. It is based on Subversion. TortoiseSVN provides a nice and easy user interface for Subversion.
It is developed under the GPL. Which means it is completely free, including the source code. But just in case you don't know the GPL too well: you can use TortoiseSVN to develop commercial applications or just use it in your company without any restrictions.
Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like.
As a Subversion client, TortoiseSVN has all the features of Subversion itself, including:
- Most current CVS features.
- Directories, renames, and file meta-data are versioned.
- Commits are truly atomic.
- Branching and tagging are cheap (constant time) operations.
- Efficient handling of binary files.
Shelving and Unshelving:
This feature allows you to shelve local changes, work on something else and commit and then unshelve those stored changes again.
New UI for TortoiseMerge:
TortoiseMerge has been rewritten to use the Windows ribbon controls instead of the custom one. Which makes TortoiseMerge start up much faster than before and the UI also reacts faster.
TortoiseMerge can now show and change the encoding of the files and the EOLs.
Almost every dialog and feature got improved and added some small features.