Here is a free service to search GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab repositories together. It is known as “BitHubLab“. You are able to search for all open source repositories of these three different platforms from a single place. The results are generated quickly and results are filtered as soon as you change keywords.
In the search results, you can see the path of each repository, which includes username and repository name. The description (if available) is also visible for every single repository. This helps to check if that is the same repository you were looking for. Clicking on the repository page opens that specific page in its original platform. So, not just this service helps to find a particular repository from GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket, you can even access the repository in just one click.
You can see the screenshot above which shows the search results for some keyword. As you can see, the service is showing search results from Bitbucket, GitLab, GitHub repositories. To make it easier to identify which repository belongs to which platform, it shows icon or logo of that particular service.
How To Search GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab Repositories Together Using This Free Service?
Open the homepage of this service using the link available at the end of this review. You don’t need any account (free or premium) to use this service which is another good thing.
On its interface, there are check boxes for GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket. If all the checkboxes are selected, that means the service will show search results from all these services. You can also uncheck a particular service if you don’t want to see repositories of that service.
After selecting all the services or services of your choice, you need to use the search box. Write some keywords and it will immediately search those services. You don’t need to press Enter key after entering the keywords. If there is some repository/repositories related to those keywords, then you will see them in the search results.
That’s it! You can click on any search result and that repository page will open in a new tab.
Did you know you can also track traffic to GitHub repositories longer than 14 days?
This service is pretty useful for all those users who regularly visit GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab services. Instead of opening three different tabs and search for repositories in those services one by one, this service can be given a try. The good thing is search results appeared immediately and you have the option to select which services you want to include in the search results.