Notifications for GitLab merge requests (MRs)

CatLight can monitor your GitLab projects and show desktop status notifications for MRs and GitLab pipelines.

CatLight GitLab MR desktop notification

Use CatLight to remind your teammates about open MR, and see which MR is under active review. When a new merge request is assigned to you, CatLight will change the color of the tray icon and show an alert.

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How to configure GitLab MR notifications?

1. Get CatLight app

Download CatLight. The app works on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

2. Connect to GitLab

Click on "Start new configuration", and select GitLab connection. If you use GitLab Enterprise, provide the url of the server where you want to monitor merge requests.

Connect to GitLab to monitor MRs

3. Select repos to monitor

CatLight can monitor merge requests in multiple GitLab repos at the same time. You will receive notifications about new incoming merge request. You can also monitor updates on MRs that you have created for other people.

4. Get desktop notifications

CatLight will show a desktop notification when the new GitLab MR is created or changed.

CatLight GitLab MR desktop notification

CatLight Action Center dashboard

The CatLight dashboard will remind you about incoming MRs, alongside assigned issues and broken pipelines from GitLab Actions.

The dashboard also shows a list of MRs that you have created for other people, and are waiting on.

CatLight action center dashboard

You can define custom priorities for your team to include action items from all projects.

Tell teammates that you are reviewing a MR

With one click in CatLight, you can notify your team members that you are reviewing a specific merge request. They will get an instant notification on their desktop, and see your progress on a dashboard.

CatLight review notification

Improve team productivity

CatLight improves the productivity of the whole engineering team. It can help close MR faster and reduce distractions for developers. Read more about use cases for developers, and benefits for managers.

Who is using CatLight for notifications?

CatLight is used by leading large and small companies for MR, build, release and issue monitoring. See the list of top users and their testimonials.

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