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 Enterprise can do everything Working Copy does and includes the in-app purchase unlocking pro features such as the ability to push commits. This makes it easier for IT departments to deploy the application to employee devices. If you are purchasing Working Copy for yourself, there is no advantage or disadvantage in picking the Enterprise version. Note that repositories in one app will not show up in the other.

If you are a new user it doesn't matter if you purchase this app or Working Copy Enterprise 2018. Both will be updated going forward and what matters is your date of purchase. All pro features available at time of purchase and added the next 12 months are unlocked and will stay unlocked forever.

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

35 Ratings

35 Ratings

“Restore Purchases” Is AUTOMATIC :-)


I don’t know why other apps don’t do this, but “Working Copy” grays-out any links for in-app purchases, if you’ve already bought them. Plus, it says in plain language that everything is “unlocked”. Every other app I’ve come across makes you click on a link to check.

This might be a “small thing”, but it’s an indication to me that the developers pay attention to the “small things”, so I don’t have to worry about the “big things”.

If you’re going to pay for unlocking features, doing what “Working Copy” does (run the check so you don’t have to, is a nice thing, and (for me) says good things about the developers.

Git this and git on the road!


I use my iPad as a portable workstation with a lousy keyboard, which is indispensable for SSHing into servers and fixing stuff while on the road.

Working Copy Enterprise is a classy piece of software that I use often to pull a git repo, add or fix something smallish, and push it back. (In fact, during Hurricane Irma, I used it to update my git-based blog regularly so friends and family worldwide could see we were ok).

It's fast, it's solid, and the developer has been the nicest person, and amazingly responsive to the few issues I've raised for some Beta versions.

I gave it 4 stars because, well, there's no 4.5 stars button, and there are some things I'd like, for example, an interactive rebase capability, pull --rebase, squash merge, and stash. Maybe there is a way to do all these, but then the 0.5 lost stars would pertain to UX improvements.

Botttom line: it's great, I would buy it again, and it's worth every cent.

Most needed app


I'm a developer in my university
Many people are using github or other git clients system that store their projects or works init.
By this app my working process is going to be faster that before and now I have a job and i think this app help me to get the job faster and easier.
Thanks for this great cool hot application iOS that you developers create it.
Great job and well done
I'm happy with purchasing enterprise version of this app.
God smile on you and all of us.

This version is better that
N previous one
Looks great and icon change its better
And completely compatible with files iOS 11
Im in iOS 11.1 beta no bug found yet


Anders Borum
59.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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