Dringend is a fast and easy to use iOS and Mac development environment for your iPhone and iPad. Program and build your apps on the go from your device (remote Mac also required for building) using a beautiful and intuitive code editor and all your changes will be synced back to your Mac when your done. Even make use of git source control to commit and push your code changes to a remote repository and to the rest of your team.

Wherever you may be in the world, whether on a beach or sitting at a cafe you can continue to develop your apps and even build and run them right where you are.

Dringend is your perfect companion for developing your apps and testing them whilst you're on the road.

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• Build your iOS projects on device (remote Mac also required)
• Full syntax highlighting for both Swift and Objective-C
• Git support (including cloning repositories, SSH key authentication, committing changes, pushing, pulling, switching branches and working with submodules)
• Robust find and replace within files
• Full project-wide file and file contents search
• Recent files menu in the code editor to make it quick to switch between often accessed files
• Code structure list to view methods and pragma marks in files
• Smart bracket detection when inserting brackets
• Additional keys to make accessing commonly used programming keys easier
• Project syncing with Dropbox
• Full keyboard dock and bluetooth keyboard support
• Import Xcode projects/workspaces from Dropbox
• Import files from Dropbox
• Create new Xcode projects from templates (same as in Xcode)
• Create new files from Xcode templates
• Delete, move and edit the Xcode project/workspace structure


Your projects can be built and run on the iPad however this will require a Mac running 'The', more information on which can be found on the website at

More information can be found on the website at and if you have any issues, requests or need any help feel free to contact us on Twitter @dringendapp.

What’s New

Version 1.4.6

A small update to polish the app for iPhone X users and also to prepare for changes in iOS 12.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

CorCor2123 ,

Truly Revolutionary

If there was an app that was ten years in the future it's this app. Don't expect it to fully replace Xcode. But, it's more than enough for some development on the go. There are occasionally some kinks... but that's development for you.

To anyone who complains about any of these things...
I think of it this way... when a new Xcode comes out and has a bug, it's sometimes taken me a month of work to just get my app to launch in Xcode. In those cases I'm at sea without a paddle and no one has any advice for me.

Calling Apple amounts to nothing... and your basically stuck smashing the keyboard till the thing loads ... or praying that Apple's next Xcode release fixes the bug.

At least with Dringend, the app creator is incredible when it comes to customer support. That includes helping you when things don't work, taking requests for new features and truly listening to those who develop with Dringend.

This is an amazing dev environment and it's a pleasure to code with. It's Xcode on the go and it's nearly perfect.

iPad keyboard support is just fine. It's so good that I find coding on this to often be superior to Xcode. They've really simplified the coding experience to the point where you can just focus on writing code. Sometimes in Xcode I do feel a little overwhelmed. It's nice to sometimes just purely code without distraction.

Sure there are a few features that the full fledged Xcode has that this doesn't. Autocomplete really would be nice. As would a pList editor similar to Xcode.

A mobile Interface Builder or Scene Editor would be a dream. But, in reality both of these are almost separate apps in themselves. Heck IB was originally it's own app.

The fact they are working on / considering Storyboard and SKS support is amazing in it's own right.

The app has so much it does right! You can program on the go, you can build on the go , you have Dropbox support. You have everything you need to do App Development on your iPad Pro or iPhone. This thing is a dream.

Can it fully replace Xcode...? Of course not. Xcode is basically 10 apps packaged as one.

This does a terrific job of being part of a good mobile dev production pipeline. I also consider the coding experience to be a little more "pure" than Xcode offers.

Buy it for that reason alone. There's simply no other dev environment that give you that sort of pure coding experience with Swift. Swift is amazing and it's nice to finally be able to program with it in a distraction-less environment. Xcode's constant "alerts" can sometimes be overwhelming.

You also have a beautiful touch based display of buttons while coding for the things I find that are kinda annoying in a Mac based environment like brackets, semi-colons and curly brackets; Those symbolic based elements that can sometimes feel un-natural to insert when you in the "coding zone" and feel your "flow" interrupted by forgetting to hold down the shift button. I definitely like this solution more than manually holding down the shift key on the Mac... it feels a little more seamless.

Swift was made for this kind of pure coding experience and now we have it. It's hard to really express how great that pure experience is. You just need to experience it.

The iPad Pro was made for this kind of distraction-less focus when it comes to creativity. Now we have it for programming.

Plus, if it had a pList editor, autocomplete and rudimentary access to SKS files, it would be perfection.

Amazing piece of software.

S.Neron ,

Ipad pro keyboard support pretty bad

Nice app, but, doesn't play well with ipad pro (9.7) smart keyboard. Specifically: can't move cursor down with arrow key, but, it works with up arrow. Command + delete crashes the entire application. Also dark themes seem to not work very well, they load, but, most of the code is invisible. Otherwise works fine.


Peter Garnham
12.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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