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 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 3.4.1

This update fixes problems introduced in the last update, most importantly a crash that would occur in the final stages of cloning moderately sized repositories.

Pulling down repository list to Fetch All is available for long repository lists.

Button that toggles whether Commit is followed by a Push now renders correctly.

It is easier to navigate into folders when dragging repositories.

SSH Command works properly for repositories inside folders.

This update adds a pro feature for organising repositories into folders making it easier to manage LOTS of repositories.
Create folders by tapping + in the list of repositories and drag repositories inside. You can also drop a number of repositories on the + button to immediately create a folder containing these. Swipe left on folders to remove them again moving out repositories still inside. Renaming also requires you to swipe left on the folder.

Folders are available in the Files app and 3rd party apps using the document browser.

As with other pro features this will be available for anyone that purchased or upgraded the pro unlock the last year.

If you decide to purchase the pro unlock today, you will get all current pro features available (push to remote, dark mode, ssh upload, ssh command and folders) as well as all pro features introduced the next 12 months. You will not loose access to any features after these 12 months, but new pro features added after this year will require you to upgrade the pro unlock.

There are a number of improvements that will benefit everyone.

"Save in Working Copy" has been improved to suggest better filenames and can be used with several files or photos at once.

WebP images are supported when looking at file Content or file Changes.

If you have many SSH keys the app will be better at picking the most likely one to work depending on the remote you are cloning from. This is especially important for hosting providers such as GitLab that will reject cloning attempts after just a few attempts with the wrong keys.

Fixed a regression where updates to submodules could cause modifications in the parent repository.

SSH Command supports servers running the BusyBox minimal shell.

Many smaller improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

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timo 101

ich bin bisher ganz zufrieden. Ich kann meine git Projekte für die uni auf dem handy ansehen und lesen. Man könnte sogar wenn man unterwegs ist und gerade eine idee hat den code schreiben und committen. Leider braucht man dafür die premium Version von 12€ nach der 10 Tage Testversion. Ich würde mich über einen studenten preis oder ein Trial über meine ganze Studienzeit freuen. Über die 10 Tage Testversion hatte ich eigentlich nicht genug Zeit zum testen ob alles so funktioniert wie man es gerne hätte, wie man es von eclipse oder itelij kennt

Super Lösung für unterwegs


Einer der wenigen Apps die ich als Entwickler gerne benutze. Funktioniert genau so wie man es kennt. Vorteil ist das man das Smartphone immer dabei hat und wenn man im Team arbeitet bekommt man immer die neusten Infos wie es im Projekt steht.

Ansich gut, aber


leider muss ich mein Github Repository jedes mal löschen und neu downloaden, wenn ich die Commits meiner Teamkollegen aktualisieren möchte. Ansonsten ist es ziemlich genau, wie man es sich wünscht

Developer Response

I would very much like to help you with that. If you email me at we can find out why this is needed and I can fix it.


Anders Borum
61 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Applied Phasor 2017
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Unlock 17,99 €
  2. Pro Upgrade 8,99 €


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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