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. If you need to automate your work there are Working Copy actions in the Shortcuts app for most operations.

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 unlock pro features such as the ability to push commits and manage more than 5 repositories. There is no venture capital, large company or ads funding development and your support through in-app purchase directly sustains development.

When you pay to unlock you get permanent access to all pro features at the time of purchase as well as any added the next year. When 12 months have passed you keep all existing pro features but any new ones introduced are locked until you renew your unlock.


Version 4.4.9

Open text files in Textastic from the context menu. You will be asked to pick the outermost Working Copy folder the first time to grant Textastic access but after this it should be much faster than using the share sheet. 

Compare to HEAD from context menu of commits. This is useful for comparing differences with other branches or old versions of a project.

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

4.9 von 5
502 Bewertungen

502 Bewertungen

alabamatheo ,

recht teuer aber sein Geld wert

Habe viele Git Clients auf dem Ipad ausprobiert, meiner Meinung nach ist der hier mit Abstand der beste. Der Preis ist recht hoch aber man bekommt dafür ein Top Produkt.
Bei dem Kauf sind für die nächsten 12 Monate alle Updates inbegriffen. Will man nach Ablauf der 12 Monate weitere Updates muss man etwas bezahlen dadurch finanziert der Entwickler die Pflege der Anwendung und hier tut sich wirklich viel was Updates betrifft. Klar möchte kaum einer jährliche App kosten, aber so finde ich es besser als ein festes Abo Modell einzuführen. Ist man mit der App zufrieden muss man nicht unbedingt jährlich die Updates kaufen.

aufiblue ,


Ich arbeite nun schon seit einigen Monaten mit Working Copy und hatte keinerlei Probleme. Es funktioniert einwandfrei! Man muss nach einiger Zeit einmalig zwar ca. 20€ zahlen, kann dann aber diese App komplett nutzen und hat alle Features freigeschaltet.

Zongo ,

In-App-Kauf, In-App-Kauf und schon wieder In-App-Kauf

Die Anwendung ist ziemlich gut, meines Erachtens die beste ihrer Art für das iPad. Ich habe bereitwillig für die Features bezahlt... und war zufrieden. Dann kam ein Update, mit Funktionen, die nicht im Pro-Upgrade enthalten waren, und ich habe wieder bezahlt. Jetzt kommen schon wieder Dinge, die neu und sinnvoll und eigentlich von einem git Client zu erwarten sind (pull rebase). Und schon wieder soll ich dafür bezahlen. Ich verstehe, dass Entwicklung kostet. Aber wenigstens diesen Umstand sollte man bitte an die Käufer kommunizieren: das Pro Upgrade hat ein Ablaufdatum! Überlegt es euch also gut, working copy zu kaufen und bereit zu sein für weitere Upgrades immer wieder aufs neue Geld auf den Tisch zu legen.

Entwickler-Antwort ,

I absolutely want the users to be aware what they are purchasing.

At the purchase screen it says that the unlock gives permanent access to pro features available at the time of purchase and any added the next year and I explicitly write that new pro features added after this year will require another purchase.

I agree that it is easy to look at the word "permanent" and think this applies to future features, but I also need to make it clear that the features you pay for are available permanently and never expire. That this isn't subscription pricing where the app stops working when you stop paying the subscription.

I will try to see how the text on the unlock screen can be adjusted to communicate this more clearly, but I think the current payment model is a very good compromise between users that want to buy rather than subscribe and the developer needing some way to finance continued work on major new features.


Anders Borum
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Erfordert iOS 13.3 oder neuer. Kompatibel mit iPhone, iPad und iPod touch.



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