Emacs client for Pivotal Tracker
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Pivotal Tracker mode for Emacs

Pivotal Tracker Mode (pivotal-tracker) provides an Emacs based user interface for Pivotal Tracker. It's designed to give the most relevant functionality to a developer or pair working on stories.

Please note, it's not an attempt to replace all the features of the web interface.


You can install via MELPA

Initial Setup

Before using the tracker you must setup your pivotal API key in Emacs. You can obtain the key from the Profile link in the Pivotal Tracker web application.

Once you have the key you can use customize to set it in Emacs.

You'll have the option to save it or just use it for the current session.

M-x customize-group RET pivotal RET

You can also manually add it to your .emacs.d or .spacemacs, add the following setq:

(setq pivotal-api-token "your-secret-token")


  • M-x pivotal Start pivotal-tracker and view your current projects list

Key bindings

  • p Move up one line
  • n Move down one line

Projects list view

  • RET or . Load the current iteration for the given project
  • o Open the given project in the default OS browser

Current project view

  • TAB Toggles expanded/collapsed view for a story

  • g Refresh the project view

  • ^ Go back to your projects list

  • N Go to the next iteration

  • P Go to the previous iteration

  • s Story popup menu

    • e Estimate
    • c Comment
    • s Set status
    • o Set owner
    • t Add task
    • v Check task
  • o Link popup menu

    • o Open story in external browser
    • l Copy story URL to kill-ring / clipboard
    • p Open current project in the default OS browser

Issues & Feature Requests

Development is hosted on github


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation version 2, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

For a copy of the GNU General Public License, search the Internet, or write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA