New Bitbucket Apps to Bolster Productivity – First Quarter 2019

June 4, 2019
5 min

Today we want to show you our pick of the most useful Bitbucket apps released in the first quarter of this year. We’ve chosen the most interesting ones that can help you bolster your team productivity and ease your work in Bitbucket.

Let’s discuss each of these apps in more details.

Add Groups to Pull Request

Bitbucket allows you to add only individual users to pull request reviewers to notify them. Adding multiple users to this field can be a rather tedious and error-prone process. It also makes things complicated in case you have a team of people that performs code review and all the time you need to add all the members of this group to every pull request (especially if you have more than 20 RPs per day).

The developers of Add Groups to Pull Request created the app that allows you to add a group of users or even multiple groups to a pull request. It can be very useful in situations when you don’t know every single individual of the team that will review your pull request. You can just add the required group of users. Moreover, you can also avoid the situation when all pull requests are assigned only to one person.

The feature this simple tool suggests seems obvious and very useful to facilitate the code review process. Some more features are coming in the next release, stay tuned and we will update the blog post accordingly.

Pricing: The price of Add Groups to Pull Request starts from $25 for 25 users and ends at $500 for 2,000 users.

Bitbucket PlantUML Viewer

If you deal with PlantUML diagrams in project markdown files and want to use these diagrams in Bitbucket, Bitbucket PlantUML Viewer can be a great solution. This app allows you to view these files right in your source files in Bitbucket and this add-on is free to use.

If you want to easily view your files in various formats right in Bitbucket, you can also try File Viewer for Bitbucket Server. This app can be very useful when you need to work with CSV and TSV files as tables in Bitbucket because it provides you with a detailed view with header and sorting capability.

You can also use this solution to view STL files as 3D models right in Bitbucket spinning them and zooming them in and out. Moreover, you can view PDF files and toggle between the pages of your PDF document on the fly. And if you deal with GeoJSON files, you can interact with maps right on Bitbucket pages.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this blog post.