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.

What’s New

Version 4.8.0

Improved navigation on latest version of iPadOS with external keyboard.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
574 Ratings

574 Ratings

the true garden gnome ,

Unglaublich guter Git Client

Benutze Working copy nun seit über einem Jahr und bin überaus zufrieden. Zum einen ließen sich bis jetzt damit sämtliche meiner Repos hervorragend von unterwegs managen.
Zum anderen kann ich mit der App zuverlässig und schnell Dateien mit der Shortcuts/Kurzbefehle App schreiben und lesen und vor allem Offline speichern. Das finde ich Super weil ich so die JSON Dateien mit denen viele meiner Shortcuts Arbeiten nicht mehr in die iCloud hochladen muss und meine Kurzbefehle so auch offline funktionieren.
Der Support ist im Übrigen auch Top als bei mir mal Probleme aufgetreten sind habe ich sehr schnell kompetente Hilfe erhalten. Diese App ist wirklich nur zu empfehlen !!!.

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.

thdevelop ,

Super Lösung für unterwegs

Einer der wenigen Apps die ich als Entwickler gerne benutze. Funktioniert genau so wie man es kennt. Vorteil ist das man das Smartphone immer dabei hat und wenn man im Team arbeitet bekommt man immer die neusten Infos wie es im Projekt steht.

App Privacy

The developer, Anders Borum, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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