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How to get Insights for Private GitHub Repositories for free

Published on February 4, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal

GitHub's product and its developer plaform are absolutely amazing, and we all love it. But there is this one little thing that's really annoying. As soon as you make a repository private Pulse, Contributors, Code Frequency, and all the other insights you want to have are henceforth only available if you pay Microsoft $4 for a PRO subscription. The same goes for private repositories in organizations. If code insights and a few charts are the only features you are interested in from the PRO perk list it might not really be worth the money, especially because you will have to pay once for your private account and once for every user and/or organization that you want to track repos from.

But luckily there is a simple solution to this problem. RepoTracker now also supports tracking of private repositories, both from your profile as well as from your organizations. And the best part is it's 100% free. All you have to do is to sign in with your GitHub account and grant RepoTracker the necessary permissions. Hop into settings and click on the "Grant permissions" button at the bottom of the page. Follow the instructions there and voilà, you can now also track private repositories.

Easy peasy!

In case you haven't tried out RepoTracker yet, here's a sample of the insights you'll gets:

RepoTracker repository commit insights
RepoTracker repository issue insights
RepoTracker repository pull request and contributor insights

You can get started right away from the RepoTracker homepage.

That's it, time to give it a spin!

Don't forget to shoot some feedback and have a marvolous day ✌🏽

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