GoCodeEditor is a Code Editor optimized for fast opening and editing local and remote files (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, FTP, SFTP/SSH) on your iOS Device.

• Sublime like Code-Editor!

• Universal App (use it on your iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch)

• iPhone X (s/s Max) support

• Full iPad Pro support (including smart keyboard support, shortcuts, split-screen multitasking)

• NEW! Multi-caret Editing

• NEW! Siri Shortcuts
- create newfile / start shell / connect to shell / preview
- more soon...

• Drag & Drop Support
- Support for Drag & Drop files from the Files App
- Support for Drag & Drop files / repos and folders from Working Copy App
- Support for Dragging local files from GoCoEdit to other Apps

• Compatible with Apple Watch
Start a ssh-shell from your wrist right now!
Run your self defined scripts with one tap.

• Extra keybar with swipe functions and trackball to precisely move the cursor and select text

• Syntax highlighting
for many coding languages like:
(apache, arduino, asp/, c, c#, c++, ceylon, clojure, coffeescript, css, dart, dockerfile, elixir, erlang, fortran, go, handlebars, haskel, html, jade, java, javascript (es6 support), jsx, kotlin, latex/stex, less, lisp, livescript, lua, markdown, mathematica, nginx, objective-c, pascal, perl, php, plist, powershell, pug, puppet, python, r, rss, ruby, rust, sass, scala, shader, shell, sql, squirrel, stylus, swift, typescript, vue(js), xml, yaml)

• Some comfort features: code hinting, auto indent, auto close brackets, line wrapping, smart indent, tag and bracket matching, find by regular expression, replace, replace all, symbolic/function search for many syntax modes

• Quick CMD-mode (keep your hands on the On-Screen-Keyboard)
- p.e. press cmd+c, cmd+v to copy and paste selected text
- over 15 shortcuts supported

• Different themes ( include solarized, monokai and many more ) and font-sizes

• Import / export / open files from icloud drive and other file providers

• Open entire folders or repositories from the Git client Working Copy or the Files App using the iOS document picker

• Extendable
- Custom Syntax Modes -- create your own Syntax highlighting modes
now you can write own modes and use it for your own file types
- Custom Themes -- create your own editor themes
- Snippets -- use short fragments of text again and again
( with filed and placeholders support )

• Preview Browser with Javascript console
( in iPad version resizeable for preview iPad or iPhone layouts )

• Markdown Preview & HTML Export

• Connect to your servers via SFTP, FTP, DRIVE, ONEDRIVE or DROPBOX
( "OneDrive for Business" in not supported at this moment - will be available soon )

• NEW! File has changed detection
( GCE is now able to detect external file changes on local and remote files )

• Upload and Download files/folders or edit files directly on your server/dropbox/drive/onedrive without download

• Very fast reconnect and recover of open files after restart

• Edit your files directly on your server without download.

• Integrated Shell (ssh) to perform background tasks like a Grunt, Gulp, npm or another shell job
( type direct or define scripts and run it with a single tap )

• Supporting iOS10, iOS11 features like textselection by cursor, Splitview, Slide-Over and Drag & Drop

• 3D Touch support
- Show/move cursor by 3D touch the keyboard
- Quick Actions (new file, start shell, connect shell to last server, show preview of last file)

• External/Bluetooth keyboard support
( all iOS shot-cut keys are supported + lots of shortcuts available )

If you want to support the project and increase the development speed become a patreon.

What’s New

Version 14.2

• • • NEW in GoCoEdit 14.1-14.2 • • •
• Added Apple Pencil 2 double-tap support for toggling a selection
• Added support for the new iPad lineup
• Smart Indent improvements
• Keep CMD/Find-Mode on toggle open files
• Added CMD+^ as Escape key
• Updated themes and syntax modes
• Fixed a search and replace bug
• Fixed some other tiny bugs
• • • NEW in GoCoEdit 14 • • •
• Support for iOS 12 and the new iPhone X(s/s Max) added
• Siri Shortcuts added
- newfile/show shell/connect shell/preview
- more soon...
• Shortcuts App support added
• NEW! Syntax modes
- VUE (js)
- Handelbars
- Livescript
- Stylus
- Pug
- Haskel
- Jade
• Updated Syntax modes
- Javascript
- Typescript
• Multi-Caret editing - updated smart select
- Create multiple cursors and edit it together
• Fixed Google drive hiding some files (b)
• Changed Passcode handling!
- Please reenable Passcode to keep using it
• Some UI improvements
• Many smaller bugfixes
Any improvement ideas or issues? Please, drop me a mail. (
If you like GoCoEdit please leave a short review on the AppStore.
Thank you for reading :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
63 Ratings
63 Ratings
Ryan-H ,

Great Development App that has many Features

This is a very impressive app, and thanks for the new update, I love the interactive JavaScript console!

The only problem/suggestion I have is when entering commands, etc into the new JavaScript console, and I need to type quotes, the keyboard by default types the rich text “fancy” quotes, not the plain text ones... so I get errors. And actually, now that there is the interactive console, I think it would just be a big improvement to have the extra row of ‘keys, on top of the keyboard, (just like when you’re in regular editing a file mode).

Loving this app, thanks again for the update, I will use the js console a lot!

CorgiUnderMyBed ,

Great price and features

For the price and feature set, this app is worth it.

My only complaint is aesthetic and minor: I find the font used in the majority of the UI (menus, labels, descriptions, etc.) to give off a very “amateur” look and feel. It’s like if were to have the option of writing this review in Comic Sans font. You would probably take me less seriously.

A feature request I have is to add support for importing/ cloning a git repo given the HTTPS url (from GitHub, Gitlabs, etc.)

Ommshi ,


Everything is great. But briefly:
1. The keyboard is not under control and it jumps up every moment everywhere.
2. I things the keyboard need cut, copy, paste click, because it’s really hard to using selectors tags.

Thanks for making this app I really appreciate it. I suggested it to all of my friends.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ommshi,
thank you for your review. 1. GoCoEdit tries to keep the keyboard focused on changing the selection or moving the cursor. You can change this behavior by disabling the Auto-Keyboard setting. 2. On iPad you have a copy, cut and past button on the extrabar. (2 squares icon - fourth from left). You can also use the cmd mode on the extra bar. (Tab CMD+m, CMD+c, CMD+x or CMD+v for mark, copy, cut or paste)
Thank you.


Christoph Gogolin
85.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Christoph Gogolin


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