Here is a free Chrome extension to show the size of any GitHub repository. The name of the extension is “GitHub Repository Size” which gives a clear hint about what this extension does.
Normally, when we open a GitHub repository, we can see the summary which includes commits, branches, releases, contributors, etc. There is no option to show the total size of repository. We have to first download the repository for that. This is the only choice left for us.
Therefore, this Chrome extension is handy. Once you get the size, you can decide whether you should download the repository now or later. The extension works automatically, which makes it super convenient.
Here are some of the important Chrome extensions related to GitHub:
- See GitHub Code with Proper Indentation with Free Chrome Extension.
- Chrome GitHub Issue Notifier to See Count of Github Issues, Get Desktop Alerts.
- Chrome Extension To Show Twitter Handles of GitHub Users.
- Hide GitHub Files That Start from dot When Using Chrome.
Show The Size of Any GitHub Repository Using This Chrome Extension:
Here is the homepage link of this Chrome extension. You can install this extension and then open a GitHub repository in a new tab.
If some repository is already opened, you need to refresh that tab. Then you will notice that it has added a new item which displays repository size in the Code section.
Once you have added this extension, you literally don’t need to do anything at all, and just browse the Github as you normally would, and this extension will automatically take care of showing repository size with every Github repository. I wonder why Github didn’t add this information itself.
There are repositories from few KBs to GBs stored in GitHub. You must have cancelled downloading repositories many times by viewing the size, but now you don’t have to bother with that dilemma. Just install it and it will automatically detect and show the size of any GitHub repository.