Confused about Bitbucket Server (Stash), Bitbucket and SourceTree

I am trying to understand what these Atlassian products are and how they relate to each other.  I know there used to be a product call "Stash" that was renamed "Bitbucket Server".  Howevever, there used to be a product called "Bitbucket" which was separate from "Stash". 

When "Stash" was renamed to "Bitbucket Server", what happened to "Bitbucket"?  Were the two products merged? 

How does "SourceTree" fit in?  Is it a completely separate product?  Why is there a link for it on the Bitbucket main page (

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Original Bitbucket is now Bitbucket Cloud. So, you have "Bitbucket Server" - Git behind firewall - and "Bitbucket Cloud" - Git/Mercurial on Cloud. You can pick one of the two depending on your requirements.

Sourcetree is a git client app that can be used with both. You can also use the native git commands or other git client apps (like your favorite IDE plugin) instead of Sourcetree if you prefer that.


It would be nice if the Atlassian Bitbucket page was more clear about the different products.

You can also use SourceTree with any other Git host, not just the Bitbucket ones.

I'm thinking they will eventually cross-pollinate features and integrations between the two over time leading to a more reliable experience, and Bitbucket is the name they felt was a better branding fit overall, and more memorable than "Stash."

The two products (Stash & Bitbucket) are notably different, with different integrations and features, but I think they will rectify that over time for brand experience purposes.

Just my guess.

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