By Anders Borum
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
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 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 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 in Version 3.2.4
Working Copy assists changing your .gitignore files letting you control whether files or directories are ignored from the directory listing.
Swipe left on Added files or directories to Ignore them. Ignored entries have the reverse "Track" choice that stops ignoring that file or directory. The innermost available .gitignore file is modified creating one at repository root level as needed. To avoid having files that are both ignored and tracked, you might need to delete, commit and recreate a file before it can be ignored.
If you have several SSH keys, Working Copy is smarter about the order in which they are tried.
This can save you significant time when doing a Fetch for all repositories.
SSH hosting providers that allows you to list and create repositories on regular Linux or BSD servers support IPv6. Git transfers themselves and other hosting providers already supported IPv6.
Preview of Markdown files shows raw links correctly again.
Lots of smaller adjustments and fixes.
Working Copy 3.2.0 has rich support for log files. This can be logs collected when cloning, fetching or pushing and it can be logs imported from continuous integration server status page or actual log-files with the "Open in Working Copy" action extension.
Log files can be linked to a repository, such that filenames are turned into references letting you jump to relevant lines in your source code right from the log mention.
Read more about how log files work at:
Better error messages when transfers fail.
Audio files can be previewed just like video files.
Lots of smaller fixes and improvements.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: 10 January 2018
- Version: 3.2.4
- Size: 54.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Anders Borum
- © Applied Phasor 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
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