About GitLab

GitLab is an integrated, open source DevOps lifecycle management platform for software development teams to plan, code, test, deploy and monitor product changes within a single application. GitLab allows users to streamline their collaborative workflows and visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track progress using flexible project management tools.

GitLab helps streamline collaborative workflows whether a team uses Agile, Waterfall, or conversational development methods. Users are able to securely write and manage code and project data, and consolidate source code into a single DVCS that can be managed without disrupting the workflow. GitLab’s git repositories are provided with branching tools and access controls for a scalable, single source of truth for collaboration on projects and code.

Users are able to customize their approval workflow controls, and automatically test the quality of code. GitLab verification tools help users spot errors sooner while shortening feedback cycles with features such as built-in code review, code testing, code quality, and review apps. Users can manage custom container images with GitLab’s container registry, which provides users with enhanced security and access controls without third party add-ons.

Organizations can minimize complexity by building, testing, and releasing their code securely, whether deploying to one server, or thousands, using GitLab’s continuous delivery and deployment feature. Users can automate the entire workflow and customize everything from buildpacks to CI/CD. Best practice templates help users get started with minimal configuration. GitLab collects and displays performance metrics for deployed apps using Prometheus, allowing users to analyze shipping velocity and monitor application performance.

Pricing starting from:

US$19.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of GitLab

  • GitLab streamlines all collaborative workflows, whether a team uses Waterfall, Agile, or Conversational Development.

  • Keep track of the progress and activity across projects and get performance metrics for deployed apps through Prometheus.

  • GitLab provides a scalable, single source of truth for projects and code with git repositories that come complete with branching tools and access controls.

  • Spot errors faster and shorten feedback cycles with Gitlab's built-in code review, code testing, code quality, and review apps.

  • Release code confidently and securely, and minimize complexity with GitLab's built-in continuous delivery.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$19.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    GitLab Software - Visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track progress with GitLab’s flexible project management tools
    GitLab Software - GitLab’s git repositories come complete with branching tools and access controls, providing a scalable, single source of truth for collaborating on projects and code
    GitLab Software - Customize approval workflow controls, automatically test the quality of code, and spin up a staging environment for every code change
    GitLab Software - Upload and download images from GitLab CI with full Git repository management integration
    GitLab Software - Build, test, and release code confidently and securely with GitLab’s built-in continuous delivery and deployment
    GitLab Software - Automate the entire workflow from build to deploy and monitoring with GitLab Auto Devops
    GitLab Software - Analyze shipping velocity and monitor application performance
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    GitLab Software - Visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track progress with GitLab’s flexible project management tools
    GitLab Software - GitLab’s git repositories come complete with branching tools and access controls, providing a scalable, single source of truth for collaborating on projects and code
    GitLab Software - Customize approval workflow controls, automatically test the quality of code, and spin up a staging environment for every code change
    GitLab Software - Upload and download images from GitLab CI with full Git repository management integration
    GitLab Software - Build, test, and release code confidently and securely with GitLab’s built-in continuous delivery and deployment
    GitLab Software - Automate the entire workflow from build to deploy and monitoring with GitLab Auto Devops
    GitLab Software - Analyze shipping velocity and monitor application performance

    Features

    Total features of GitLab: 62

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Application Security
    • Approval Process Control
    • Approval Workflow
    • Assignment Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Authentication
    • Automated Testing
    • Change Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Management
    • Configuration Management
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Continuous Deployment
    • Continuous Integration
    • Customisable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Deadline Management
    • Debugging
    • Deployment Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • For Developers
    • For Small Businesses
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Integrated Development Environment
    • Issue Management
    • Issue Tracking
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Kanban Board
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language Scanning
    • Performance Metrics
    • Portfolio Management
    • Project Management
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Projections
    • Quality Assurance
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Release Management
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Resource Management
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • Search/Filter
    • Software Development
    • Source Control
    • Source-Code Scanning
    • Task Management
    • Template Management
    • Testing Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • To-Do List
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Web-based Deployment
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (824)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Yurie Katri
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    A perfect place for program management

    Reviewed on 1/10/2022

    Safe to use as SaaS. Easy to build even on-premises, but the SaaS version can be used with peace of...

    Safe to use as SaaS. Easy to build even on-premises, but the SaaS version can be used with peace of mind thanks to strong security measures. Obtaining ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 certification, can be used with greater peace of mind, making it easier to approve the internal introduction request. If you are confident in the security, you can operate free of charge by creating a local server. When creating the request form to send to the internal IT department when submitting the SaaS version, there were some unclear points about security management in GitLab, but GitLab support took the trouble to conduct a remote meeting and was able to resolve all doubts.

    Pros

    The source code can be managed anywhere as long as you are connected to the Internet. The editor also supports Once editing is finished, you can manage versions by connecting to the Internet and clicking, so you do not need to be connected to the Internet all the time. The source code editing software also supports this, so you can manage it with GUI button operation.

    Cons

    There is issue management, but there is no task management feature. Therefore, we are forced to handle GitLab + Redmine. If you have a task management feature, you can consolidate with this, and work efficiency will increase.

    Andy
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The first step to using Git on your computer is from this tool

    Reviewed on 24/8/2022

    I think it's good that you can use it in basically the same way as GitHub, and that you can manage...

    I think it's good that you can use it in basically the same way as GitHub, and that you can manage it by making use of your existing knowledge. Also, I think it's nice that GitLab has unique features that are easier to use, such as a feature that changes the display of the file icon for each file extension.

    Pros

    Using Git as a configuration management tool is already common sense (essential), but I think this software is the most used for remote (distributed) development. There are many cases where you install Git on each person's terminal and operate the commands, but if it is team development and you can't use an "external (public Internet) repository", it is better to set up and operate a Git repository with GitLab I think it will be the safest and standard way to use Git.

    Cons

    I guess there is no choice but to get used to it, but I would like to see more visual changes and expressions (messages) when conflicts occur that are easier to understand for beginners. After all, I'd like to see them develop an interface that makes it easier to understand the concept of Git configuration in the first place.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitHub

    Reasons for Choosing GitLab

    With the end of MS-VSS support and the trend of the times, it was necessary to use Git for configuration management, and I was looking for a Git configuration management tool that could be used by groups (and remotely) instead of individuals, so we decided to implement GitLab.

    Switched From

    Bitbucket

    Reasons for Switching to GitLab

    I think it is the first candidate for managing the configuration of development assets in internal development (because the use of Git itself is a global standard). There was a feature that changed the display of the file icon for each file extension, and it had the advantage that it was possible to reduce the file selection error. Also, unlike GitHub, it has not been acquired by Microsoft, so I think it is an advantage that it can be used with confidence in terms of security.
    Piotr
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Best git management tool on the market

    Reviewed on 24/8/2022

    I was using GitLab for a year and a half and I have to admit that it was the best git management...

    I was using GitLab for a year and a half and I have to admit that it was the best git management tool I ever used. Everything that is needed by the user is already built-in. CI/CD is handled brilliantly and can be quickly set up without a lot of training before. The whole app is intuitive and easy to use (especially if a user has some experience with similar apps). Documentation is big and contains not only facts but also examples, which allows saving a lot of time during debugging or introducing new functionalities. GitLab is well known around the internet, so community support is also good. If a user has some problem, it is probably resolved inside documentation or in one of the web forums. The flexibility of GitLab is huge. It can be easily adjusted to a company's needs without any problems. Processes may be set up differently in various projects and integration between them is almost seamless.
    On the other hand, the price per user is quite high, especially on better plans, so GitLab can quickly become expensive in bigger companies. The second disadvantage is that some less-known tools cannot be integrated with the app. However, the list is being extended and devs are listening to a community so the more some app integration is needed, the more likely it is.
    In my opinion, GitLab is the best git management tool I ever used - particularly because of CI/CD. If you can afford the price, it is worth it!

    Pros

    A huge number of features.
    Intuitive and easy to use.
    Extensive documentation and good customer service.
    Flexibility of customization.

    Cons

    It can become expensive, particularly if the company has many users.
    Some less-known external tools cannot be integrated.

    Pius
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Gitlab

    Reviewed on 29/5/2022

    Satisfactory! Started out on the free plan, and as the project grew and I needed more space and...

    Satisfactory! Started out on the free plan, and as the project grew and I needed more space and developers on it we upgraded and even got more access to more tools to better streamline our DevOps processes and overall project development.

    Pros

    Gitlab offers you a secure space to store and manage your git repositories, for personal use and or for your organization's development team. You can easily assign tasks to team members, and track and follow up on them with clearly laid out and categorized Kanban boards.

    Cons

    Gitlab's UI and UX are quite overwhelming for a first-time user. If you are new to Gitlab and you haven't used a similar platform like Github or Bitbucket before, you will definitely need a little training to fully utilize your Gitlab space. Make sure to get through the entire onboarding tutorial to avoid feeling lost because it's all going to seem very clunky and difficult to find your way at the beginning.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitHub

    Reasons for Choosing GitLab

    We did not entirely shift. We work with both Gitlab and Github for different projects within the organization.

    Switched From

    GitHub

    Reasons for Switching to GitLab

    We were already working with Github and found that Gitlab was a powerful solution we could add to our stack. We use GitLab for specific projects that are more timebound and we need to move fast on.
    Arzu
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Easy to use, comprehensive, open-source tool for project management

    Reviewed on 23/4/2022

    We have set up and customized GitLab on our own servers in order to manage a project where digital...

    We have set up and customized GitLab on our own servers in order to manage a project where digital marketing, software, devops, human resources and many teams work together. This really relieved us of a great burden. Everyone's own project management area on GitLab was clear, besides, the issues and projects that they needed to work on were also very clear. We can follow many processes such as product development, project management, task tracking in a sustainable way. It also serves as a great archive for people who join the team later.

    Pros

    GitLab is an easy to use and versatile project management tool. As a team, we use it not only for software development projects, but also for the follow-up of our other projects. It is really great that it is customizable, you can simplify your interface for your teammates who cannot use complex applications. This offers you a more user-friendly product.

    Cons

    It's a little harder for people other than engineers to adapt. You shouldn't expect traditional drag-and-drop kanban boards. It's a bit of a technical product. But if we consider that the intended use of the product, this is really normal, not a big minus.

    Alternatives Considered

    Jira

    Switched From

    GitHub
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    GitLab FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for GitLab.

    GitLab offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$19.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Libre: $0 Premium: $19 per user, per month (billed annually) Ultimate: $99 per user, per month (billed annually)

    GitLab has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    GitLab supports the following languages:

    English

    GitLab supports the following devices:

    iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    GitLab integrates with the following applications:

    Jira

    GitLab offers the following support options:

    FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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