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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 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 3.2.8

Previously Working Copy asked for confirmation when the host key of a SSH server changed. To increase security it will also require confirmation the first time you connect to a new SSH server.

View the list of known host keys from the SSH Keys screen inside settings where you can swipe to forget host keys.

On first launch after this update, all your repositories are checked to make sure that only modified files or committed files not yet pushed to a remote takes part of backup. This can make the app seem a bit slow but it is a one-time check and will make future backups faster and take up less space.

The log viewer has been rewritten to handle much larger log files. You still tap and hold to make a selection, but selection is made for entire lines and you can make selections with unselected lines in the middle. You can use a two-finger pinch to adjust text size for logs.

Search has been improved to work better in large repositories.

Opening files is faster.

When searching repository content or the commit graph a search history has been kept that you could access with the up and down arrows on a external keyboard. This is now available from a popup menu as well.

When editing on iPhone a button to dismiss the keyboard has been added just above the keyboard, as the Done button in the upper right corner is hard to reach when working one-handed.

Deep links into the app such as:
working-copy://open?repo=welcome&path=README.md
support mode=preview to make sure the Content tab shows a preview.

Added syntax highlighting for Less files.

Many smaller improvements and fixes.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Impeccable, Inspiring, Rock solid

Chaintreau

This app is way above and beyond anything I have seen developed. To put things into perspective, I’m not a git core expert, but I’m a professor in computer science.
The reliability and integration is superb, the interface is powerful but keep peripheral things out of the way. The text editor is so good it actually beats more editor on an ipad, the list goes on and on. You learn from this app how to properly use git and an ipad.

And most importantly, the developer is insanely thoughtful and caring. Had a problem once? gave me access to a more expensive version of the app that solved my pb. Had an issue with a pdf rendering? answered my email in 3h and solved the bug in the next issue (among ten other improvements) a few days later.

If you have or want to use git, no hesitation before buying this pap. Every dollar invest in this app will pay for itself in a better way to work on your projects.

Best git client for iOS - great customer service

Lost my remote

I run a flat-file CMS with a git sync plugin that supports webhooks - meaning all I need to do is push commits to my repo from my phone/iPad and my site is automatically updated. This is the desired workflow for me, as I’m not always in front of a computer. This workflow works flawlessly.

I did encounter a bug with creating directories via the app, and Anders replied to my support request in less than 12 hours and provided an interim fix until it’s pushed live. Top-notch support for a top-notch app!

Very high quality features and performance

Judithdrive

The author uses some innovative techniques, like fixing merge conflicts by touch, to make nearly all the tools of GIT easy to use on my iPad. It's flexibility for interacting with other apps and repositories is amazing, so I can use it with just about any of my other development and writing apps. In addition, this app is uncommonly stable. It has not crashed once, a pleasant "feature" not included with most other apps. This is a high-quality application.

Information

Seller
Anders Borum
Size
54.5 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility
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 (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.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Applied Phasor 2017
Price
Free
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  1. Permanent Pro unlock $14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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