Ability to use Sandbox Source Tracking features as opposed to a comparison filter
The comparison screen is great to help admins and declarative users see the changes they made. However, it still requires them to know which metadata to pull based on changes they made.
Source tracking in Sandboxes is in beta and would alleviate this concern.
If Gearset could leverage this functionality (potentially leveraging SourceMember object or storing .jsons to track last modified times as local projects store) it would make the complete process easy to use for all alike (pull metadata, select diff, deploy).
We’re currently working on a technical spike to incorporate source tracking capabilities into how we retrieve metadata. We’ll keep you updated on progress.
The Gearset Team