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 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 pro features such as 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.
UI elements respond to the cursor on iPadOS 13.4 when connecting a mouse or trackpad.
SSH Command has support for port forwarding where it listens for local connections and forwards these through the remote server. Tap the new button at the top of your SSH Command to configure this.
Fixed memory leak that could cause the app to run out of memory and quit after extended use.
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Old issues have vanished!
Now that I can access all my repos since updating to iOS 11, this app is flawless.
Developer Response ,
This problem happened when the GitHub account was part of a really large team, where listing repositories inside this team failed. Working Copy 3.1.0 has been adjusted to handle this better.
This is where I want to work. And will eventually more here from Windows and Mac. This guy is an incredible programmer, it shows in the quality of this app. This is the future, being able to maintain code from mobile.
A vital tool for remote support
Being able to pull up repos and make quick changes when you’re on the road makes me very useful at work. Working Copy let’s me update in the field and it’s well worth the price.
- Anders Borum
- 93.6 MB
Requires iOS 12.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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- © 2014 Anders Borum
- In-App Purchases
- Pro Unlock $27.99
- Pro Upgrade $10.99
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.