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DevTrends #42

Free private repositories on GitHub


January 21, 2019



GitHub made private repositories free

GitHub is the most popular code hosting in the world. It has millions of users, and twice as much repositories, and half of them are private. Until recently, if you needed to have private repositories, you had to pay 8 dollars a month, which made Bitbucket or Gitlab a better alternative if you didn’t want to pay money to stay private. But not now as GitHub users now get unlimited private repositories for free. This applies to repositories with up to 3 collaborators.

Worth noting that earlier, in order to use unlimited private repositories, you had to be a GitHub Pro member, and now it’s available for GitHub Free plan users. So to avoid future payments, you should downgrade to free plan in your account settings. After doing this, it will be downgraded when current payment period ends.

So, this is another positive vibe of GitHub joining Microsoft last year. Moreover, I wouldn’t be lying if I said that last year was really the year of Microsoft in terms of how the company keeps moving toward open source. Look, TypeScript, VS Code, Ubuntu mode in Windows, acquisition of GitHub and now making it free for common needs. So we can surely say Microsoft is not the same company it was even 10 years ago, and it’s awesome.


And now I’d like you to tell about interesting project called MySigMail. Creating beautiful layouts for email is always struggle for developers. But making decent email signatures is struggle for almost everyone.

But fortunately no more with a project called MySigMail made by Anton Reshetov. It helps you to create visually attractive email signatures without hassle. It is completely free, has nice simple UI and plenty of options. After configuring your signature all you have to do is export it as HTML and add it to your email client. Now let’s see how it work in practice.

So with MySigMail you can seamlessly create beautiful email signatures. That’s an awesome tool and it will be nice thing to support the author by for example starring his repository.

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