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.
Fix crash that could happen when committing large PDF files wrongly identified as text files.
Adjustments for student developers.
Use Markdown Content Blocks to reference other markdown files, images, csv files and sourde code by writing /relative/path-to-file.md in your markdown documents. This is assembled into a single preview.
Working Copy watches references and will refresh the preview when any local dependency changes. Remember that you can connect external displays through HDMI or AirPlay or you can use Textastic or iA Writer while Working Copy is in Preview mode to get side-by-side editing+preview on iPad.
The image picker above the keyboard on iPad has a switch at the top to insert content blocks instead of regular markdown images.
Pull Request creation is supported for BitBucket.
Choose the target GitHub organization when creating new repositories from the remote detail screen.
Improved partial staging when looking at files from the commit dialog.
Better syntax highlighting for SQL.
"Save in Working Copy" is smarter when used from the share sheet of a not-yet-saved screenshot.
"Save in Working Copy" only preselects the saved file when asking to commit.
Use Alt+P on external keyboards to toggle Push in commit dialogs.
Improved Git LFS authentication to work with Netlify Large Media telling you where to find your Netlify access token.
Improve behaviour when cloning public GitHub repository with LFS over https.
Ratings and Reviews
Each new version of WorkingCopy brings great enhancements. Truly brilliant file version management on iOS.
Great value for money
Working Copy is fast and packed with features, with many more regularly added. It's not just a handy repo tool with code highlighting, it's a fully integrated toolkit. An actual iOS pro app.
WC has several ways to deeply integrate wih the native Files app, which makes for a very smooth experience. Not only can I check out my git repos and work on them, but I can add version control to important files I'm writing in, for example, iA writer or GoCoEdit (my personal use case, but there are many other apps this would work with).
Highly recommend this for anyone who works with Git, or would like to.
- Anders Borum
- 77.5 MB
Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 Anders Borum
- In-App Purchases
- Pro Unlock € 17,99
- Pro Unlock trial Free
- Pro Upgrade € 8,99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.