Working Copy - Powerful Git client
By Anders Borum
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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 document picker, 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. 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 2.9.7
Working Copy 2.9.7 lets you make changes to your latest commit and has the ability to use regular SSH servers as Git hosting providers.
Sometimes you regret a commit and want to fix a typo or split the commit in smaller parts. This is possible as you can now Undo your latest commit by swiping left on the commit list of your repository.
The changes recorded by the commit are not removed and Working Copy remembers you commit message, such that you can commit again with proper spelling or a subset of the modified files with very little hassle.
Commit Undo is only possible for the latest commit and only before being pushed to the remote, but as you remove the latest commit by undoing, you can undo another and another letting you squash several commits into one.
Configure your SSH server as a Hosting Provider. Existing repositories can be listed and new ones created from within Working Copy by running secure shell commands.
This release also has some adjustments to markdown rendering.
Crashes when opening large files
It seems to be a great app. Unfortunately it crashes when trying to open large files. I’ve installed it on iPhone 7 to keep my repositories with me as a backup.
It does what it should every time.
This is an excellent mobile git solution
I don't normally rate apps but I had to let the developer know that this is some impressive work. Well done.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 13, 2017
- Version: 2.9.7
- Size: 46.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Anders Borum
- © Applied Phasor 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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