GitHawk for GitHub 4+

Best git notifications client

Ryan Nystrom

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 461 Ratings
    • Free


GitHawk will help you achieve INBOX ZERO with your GitHub notifications. Comment on Issues and Pull Requests even faster than GitHub desktop. GitHawk is also the first-ever mobile app that lets you add emoji reactions!


- Reach INBOX ZERO with GitHub notifications
- Read, reply, and react to Issues and Pull Requests
- Fast, native GitHub flavored Markdown
- Browse Repositories and create Issues
- 100% open source


- Browse file changes
- Manage labels, reviewers, assignees, and miletones
- Open, close and lock
- React with emoji on comments
- Read comments, reviews, and view the timeline
- Comment with fast Markdown shortcuts
- Edit and delete comments
- Reply to Pull Request review comments
- Merge Pull Requests


- Browse latest notifications
- Swipe to mark read or Mark All


- Search for Repositories (Issues and Users coming soon!)
- View recent searches


- Keep track of your favorite Repositories, Issues, and Pull Requests


- READMEs are native and fast
- View Issues and Pull Requests
- Browse files and code
- Create new Issues


- Homescreen badge for unread notifications
- Sign in with multiple accounts
- View GitHub API status

GitHawk is also fully open source, so if there are features or fixes that you want, its as simple as building it yourself! You can find all of the source code on GitHub:

Follow us on Twitter: @githawk

What’s New

Version 1.27.2

Fixes a UI bug in repos

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
461 Ratings

461 Ratings

WilliamBooth ,

The app GitHub should have written...

We recently moved all of our projects to GitHub, and although it’s mostly been a pleasurable experience, using a mobile browser to review notifications and respond was becoming a bit unbearable.

The upcoming local notifications (via background app refresh) feature is an absolute game-changer. Thanks so much for a killer app that I would gladly pay for.

Alekplay ,

Good but not great

By far the best iOS GH client out there, unfortunately it falls short in several aspects.

Most notably is the lack for projects. Personally I use projects in several of my repos to organize issues and track releases, but I cannot with this app.

Another issue is discovery. It is difficult to find projects you own or contribute to as there is no profile of any sort. You have to search by project name, which also indexes all of GH. Mine was the last project in a number of projects when searching its name. Luckily for me there were only a few results, but I can imagine it being more difficult to find something a bit more common.

It also seems it struggles loading/ displaying images in README’s.

Aside from that, it’s a great app. It was easy to get started and navigation is clearly labeled and intuitive. Design is a fantastic mix between native iOS and GH elements, making it feel familiar and professional.

One concern of mine is the update frequency. The last update was 2+ months ago, and I prefer apps to be maintained and developed a little more frequently than that. But for a free app, I’m not complaining.

Jed Fox ,

Really helpful!

GitHawk is a really helpful app! It doesn’t yet support everything you can do on the website (although it does support things you can’t normally do on mobile), but you can always hit the share button then tap “Open in Safari” (or your favorite browser) to open the website.

App Privacy

The developer, Ryan Nystrom, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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