Access Git repositories on the go. Clone, edit, commit and push while allowing other apps access to repositories.

Git is a important part of our work-life and iOS can take part in this. The ability to commit even when offline has added utility on a device that moves in and out of network coverage. Cloning repositories gets you a local copy on your iOS device with commits for all branches. You can browse the content from within the app and make changes. Other applications supporting the Files app, WebDAV or x-callback-url has access to these files. Changes made can be committed and the commits can in turn be pushed back to the remote.

The idea of doing significant programming on iOS might seem far fetched when you are used to a large screen, a physical keyboard and a full IDE. But just as it turned out that not every email is serious prose, then not everything that goes on in Git is significant programming. Sometimes you just want to update a TODO file or make adjustments to your Jekyll site. Sometimes you just need to add a file the designer sent after hours. 

If you ever make reminders about small things to do with the code-base, then you should give Working Copy a try. You will spend less time moving stuff around and you will get much better commit messages when you write them for fixes that are still fresh in your mind. You won't be leaving your computer behind any time soon, but sometimes it is faster to just fix things with the device in your hand.

When you do need to perform real work on iOS, Working Copy is a powerful tool. Editor has syntax highlighting for more than 50 programming languages and a built-in color picker. Preview images, Markdown and HTML files with a Javascript console pointing to errors in your code. Create new branches and merge or rebase them back, with a brilliant merge-tool for handling conflicts.

Even if you never edit a line of code on iOS, Working Copy is a great companion for reviewing and discussing code. Repositories are cross indexed and with powerful fuzzy search you can quickly jump from a symbol to the declaration or reverse from the declaration to all usages. A graph of your commits lets you zoom out for a overview of the commit tree or zoom in for specifics about each commit, with speed and beauty you won’t find in desktop Git applications. Review the changes your files have gone through with a diff viewer that is great for text and images. There is even hex-dump mode for that obscure occasion.

Working Copy is a free download but you need to pay to unlock pro features such as the ability to push commits back to remote servers. There is no venture capital, large company or ads funding development and your support through in-app purchase directly sustains development.

What’s New

Version 3.7.1

There was a problem in the last release such that Git LFS transfers would often cancel which this update fixes.

BitBucket is shutting down version 1 of their API on April 12th and this update makes Working Copy ready for this.
Configuring SSH keys is no longer allowed using the new BitBucket API but you can use the website to configure keys and enable Secure Shell Git transfers from the hosting provider settings inside the app. Authentication tokens will be used instead of passwords for https transfers such that this is now the preferred transfer protocol for BitBucket.

Preview your Jupyter Notebooks inside your repository. Looking at .ipynb files you switch to preview mode with the button in the upper right corner.

Users with the pro unlock can use external displays connected via AirPlay or HDMI for preview, which is ideal for presenting your notebooks to a larger audience.

You can share Jupyter Notebooks previews through using "Send to nbviewer" from the share sheet. Working Copy creates a private gist to use with nbviewer. These previews are very close to what shows but non-technical users might prefer nbviewer.

Configure repositories to allow empty commit messages. This is done from the Repository status screen where you choose the commit identity. Please use responsibly.

Safer merging into repositories where some files had never been committed.

Improvements when using Fetch all or Pull all repositories through Siri Shortcuts.

Settings screen contains a link to the privacy policy.

Some smaller improvements and bug-fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings
80 Ratings
ButchDeanCA ,

Old issues have vanished!

Now that I can access all my repos since updating to iOS 11, this app is flawless.

Thank you!

Romans B ,

Seems to work pretty flawlessly

I wish there was a built in "add all, commit all, pull, push" button, but I guess I can make that in Shortcuts.

Darwinator ,

A highly useful app for troubleshooting and reviewing code.

Special thanks to the developer for adding syntax highlighting for vhdl upon request.


Anders Borum
78.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Anders Borum 2014
In-App Purchases
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