We had no choice. We had to build Blink or we were going to jump out the window in frustration over the tools we were using. We started by analyzing what the must-haves were and we ended up grounding Blink on these four concepts:
• Fast rendering: dmesg in your Unix server should be instantaneous. We can't wait even a second to render. We didn't need to reinvent the wheel to make this happen. We simply used Chromium's HTerm to ensure that rendering is perfect and fast, even with those special, tricky encodings.
• Always on: Mosh transcends SSH's variability. Mosh overcomes the unstable and intermittent connectivity that we all associate with mobile connections. You can check your Safari without fear of having to restart the SSH connection. You can flawlessly jump from home, to the train, and then the office thanks to Mosh. Blink is rock-solid connected all the way. Mosh is readily available and can be easily installed on your server. Go to https://mosh.mit.edu.
• Best Keyboard Support: Blink embraces Bluetooth-coupled keyboards with gusto. But there's more, because we want more. Some like Caps as Esc on Vim, others Caps as Ctrl on Emacs. Blink champions them all. During your always-on sessions, you're in your zone.
• Custom Fonts and Themes: We know how important it is to have your terminal, your way. That's why we include a selection of fonts and themes, including Powerline variants. And if that isn't enough, you can create and add your own.
But, Blink is much more. Please read on.
• You should command your terminal, not navigate it. Blink will jump you right into a friendly shell and it'll be clear to you how to roll.
• The interface is straightforward. We dumped all menus and went full screen for your terminal. Use swipe to move between your open connections, slide down to close them, and even pinch to zoom!
• Configure your Blink connections by adding your own Hosts and RSA Encryption keys. Synchronise with iCloud. Everything will look familiar and you get to work, fast!
We've incorporated SplitView, for those necessary Google searches and chats with coworkers.
Blink is open source software. Participate in our community, and don’t forget to leave us your feedback and your feature(s) requests. Enjoy!
Fixed smart keys for new devices
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This truly is the missing app if you’re a software developer wanting to have an iPad as a backup device.
There are 2 small things missing for me:
* cmd+k to clear the history. I didn’t realize how much I use this command until I couldn’t use it.
* option+delete and option+arrows. Super handy for quickly jumping between words or quickly deleting words.
I’ve also been having trouble setting up my caps lock on my magic keyboard to trigger escape. Might just be a me problem though.
This have to be one of the worse app I have ever came across of. Very poorly designed and not worth it at all.
Perfect SSH Panel but...
I really love the integration that is offered here...the only part i missed is a capability to scroll up when using mosh, is either I have no clue how to scroll or it is not the functions, but doesnt seems listed anywhere. Other than that this apps is perfect.
Thanks for the update thats very helpful. I wish I can add extra star for the review😅
And maybe just a feature request as the PR close, I think native split screen support will be awesome 😁
Developer Response ,
Hi!! One of the limitations of Mosh is that unfortunately it doesn't have a scroll buffer. We usually recommend to pair it with tmux for that. Blink supports mouse scroll so please take a look at https://davidverhasselt.com/better-mouse-scrolling-in-tmux/ for a cool way to do it. Thanks!!
- Carlos Cabanero SL
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Requires iOS 13.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016-2019 Carlos Cabañero
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