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 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.

What’s New

Version 4.2.4

Fix lockup when showing commit graph on iOS 13.5

When resolving conflicts the avatar images of the commit authors on each side are shown.

Keyboard shortcuts to Fetch/Pull/Push show progress on repository status sheet.

Better display of errors in Jupyter notebooks.

Fix bug where Markdown and HTML preview sometimes refused to refresh until you left and entered the file again.

Fix problem where Write to Repository action in the Shortcuts app didn't always stage files with certain characters in filename.

Fix bug where submodules that got replaced by regular directories when switching branches didn't properly refresh.

Updated special Netlify LFS instructions to work with latest configurations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Roy Levi ,

Good app. Expensive upgrade to push code.

A very decent git client, but needs an expensive purchase for the ability to push code. Twice the price of the leading Python IDE for iPadOS, in fact.

Developer Response ,

I wish the app could be less expensive but it only pays the salary for me, the one and only developer.

Many more people want Python on their iPad than Git and that makes room for a lower price per purchase. Pythonista is a great app, though.

Dirhael ,

The best way to work with Git...

...on iPad and iPhone. It’s may not be the “full desktop experience”, but this is as close as you’ll get within the limitations of iOS.

Jan-Frode ,

Fantastic app!

I use it to manage my vimwiki on the go. Works great!


Anders Borum
97.7 MB

Krever iOS 12.4 eller nyere. Kompatibel med iPhone, iPad og iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Unlock 219,00 kr
  2. Pro Upgrade 109,00 kr
  3. Unlock transfer


  • Family Sharing

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

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