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 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 3.3.5

Commit from the Files app and other apps using the document browser. Long-tap files and directories and pick Commit from the popup menu also used to Copy or Duplicate. The commit sheet lists files in the repository with modifications letting you pick additional files. Just like in the main app, you tap the button showing number of added/deleted lines to inspect changes.

Share sheet includes a new "Export PDF" action for text files useful for printing or doing code annotations with apps like PDF Viewer.

Syntax highlighting for Verilog and Puppet files.

Keyboard shortcuts for showing/hiding log list. Hold down the Command key for a list of keyboard shortcuts.

Files app integration adjusted to work better with directories with thousands of files.

Git repositories on macOS and iOS are normally configured to revert unicode decomposition of filenames, but a few repositories expect decomposed unicode filenames. Configure this from the Repository status page where you pick the identity to use for commits. This configuration can help if you have files that appear modified or renamed right after cloning.

Image picker on iPad works in Markdown mode.

When looking at file Content the mode dropdown only shows the top choices for the given file until you tap to show all modes. This made room for Commit + Revert buttons like the branch picker has. Commit without switching to the Status tab.

Many smaller changes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

42 Ratings

42 Ratings

The best out there!


You would not believe how much time I spent trying to look for an app with this functionality, this is brilliant - works like it should and is well worth the money to unlock the push feature, I dint think it would make my iPad so useful!

Perfect git client and more


I don’t have high end git needs, but Working Copy fulfils everything I ask of it. It’s also a great iOS citizen, supporting document provider etc.

Just brilliant!

Brilliant App, A Developers Best Friend

Jamal Springer

I don’t usually leave reviews but this app is amazing, much better than the other competing apps and works perfectly.


Anders Borum
64.4 MB
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.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Applied Phasor 2017
In-App Purchases
  1. Permanent Pro unlock £14.99
  2. Pro Upgrade £7.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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