iSH Shell 17+

Linux in your pocket

Theodore Dubois

Designed for iPad

    • Free



A Linux-like shell on iOS. You can edit files with sed and cat, move them around, and more!

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

New stuff:
- Updated to Alpine 3.14. If a red badge appears on the settings button, tap and follow the prompts to migrate your repositories.
- Improvements to font measurement in the terminal
- Implemented pmaxub (thanks @akemimadoka on GitHub)
- Comment added to /etc/apk/repositories explaining what it is
Fixed bugs:
- Removed file provider cleanup timer, reducing the amount of time iSH spends in the background doing nothing
- Infinite loop in sigtimedwait

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Liam P. O’Hara ,

Thank you!!!

I’ve been a large supporter of this project since it was early in beta. I’m so proud to see this project finally reach the App Store and that it’s available for free! I’m immensely looking forward to how much further you guys can stretch the limitations of the iOS ecosystem and for what comes next...

The gaddman ,

Almost Perfection

This is probably one of the single best Apps I’ve used on iOS and goes a long way to making the iPad a decent customisable computer. My only complaint would be that sometimes the app has trouble with not being able to input text the only solution to which is to hold down on the trackpad and then type at the same time. This is fairly rare though and the fact that this is my main complaint shows how good this thing is.

AngyCucumber ,

IO errors...

I like this app. The only problem is that there are way too many IO errors when I use apk add. I’m not sure whether I blame it on this app or whether I blame it on the operating system itself, but I really want this fixed.

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