OctoLinker – Links together, what belongs together.

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What is OctoLinker?

OctoLinker is a Chrome extension designed to supercharge project navigation on GitHub. It transforms language-specific statements like include, require or import into clickable links. It also links to dependencies defined in files like package.json, composer.json, Gemfile, or requirements.txt with their corresponding GitHub project pages. Moreover, it provides direct links to API docs such as Node.js, Python, Rubygems, and more. OctoLinker also makes code review easier by linking dependencies and referenced files in pull requests, allowing reviewers to focus on the code.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.88 (110)
Version: 6.10.5 (Last updated: 2022-11-13)
Creation date: 2020-04-30
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • https://github.com/
  • https://api.github.com/
  • https://gist.github.com/
  • https://octolinker-api.now.sh/
Size: 188.42K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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OctoLinker – a browser extension for GitHub

Navigate through projects on GitHub.com efficiently with OctoLinker. OctoLinker turns language-specific statements like include require or import into links.


Relative files Navigate through GitHub repositories faster than ever before with a single click. OctoLinker leverages the GitHub API to fetch a tree structure of the repository to link relative files.

Dependency Discovery Never leave GitHub to manually search for a dependency. OctoLinker links dependencies defined in files like package.json, composer.json,Gemfile or requirements.txt with their related GitHub project page.

API Docs Forgot the signature of core library method? No worries, OctoLinker links to API docs sucha as nodejs.org/en/docs docs.python.org docs.oracle.com or rubygems.org.

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  • Very useful
  • Enhances workflow
  • Easy to trace code with simple click
  • Helpful for viewing code on GitHub
  • Saves time
    Most mentioned
    • Useful
    • Time-saving
    • Enhances workflow
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    Risk impact

    OctoLinker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install OctoLinker if you trust the publisher.

    Risk likelihood

    OctoLinker has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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