By Anders Borum
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
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 in Version 3.1.7
Generate GPG keys for signing commits inside Working Copy. You will be able to export the public or private parts of the key and configure the signing key on GitHub with a single tap.
"Save in Working Copy" in share sheets is smarter about links, saving the target of the link and using the link itself for the filename.
Adjustments to user interface for iPhone X.
Submodule icons updated to make it easy to see if they have been cloned or not.
Syntax highlighting for x86 and ARM assembly language.
Improvements to integration with Team Foundation Servers with non-default collection names.
Improved performance and stability for commit graph.
Fix such that ascii mode PDFs preview correctly.
Lots of smaller adjustments and fixes.
Impeccable, Inspiring, Rock solid
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.
An extremely well designed git application
This is a full featured git client for mobile with an intuitive interface. I consider it to be one of iOS's best apps.
Great git app
I use this all day to review code, push, etc.
Love the updates that take advantage of the iOS 11 Files provider and drag and drop.
The dev works hard at updating the app too.
I am just stunned every time I pull down on the home screen of my phone or iPad and type in the file name that I'm looking for and working copy comes back in the search results and I can go jump right into the file.
Not to mention being able to open an entire repository in another app.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Nov 07, 2017
- Version: 3.1.7
- Size: 55.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Anders Borum
- © Applied Phasor 2017
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.
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