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Buffer Editor is a POWERFUL code and text editor that lets you easily develop software, view code or take notes on the go. Join thousands of coders who trust Buffer Editor for fast, powerful, and advanced code editing on mobile devices.

Code and text editor you'll fall in love with !

• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro and iPod touch
• Superfast user interface
• Split View and Slide Over support
• Full Screen Mode
• Tabs. Quickly switch between your open files or terminals.
• Built In Terminal (SSH Client). Multiple terminals in tabs!
• Connect to BitBucket, Github, GitLab, Custom Git, Dropbox, iCloud ,Google Drive, SFTP, SSH and FTP servers
• BitBucket, Github, GitLab, Custom Git (Branch, Clone, Commit, Push, Pull)
• iOS Files app support
• Preview your files in safari with "Preview in Safari" function
• Open from iOS Files app (Link external folders and open multiple files)
• Send files by email
• File search
• Bracket matching/highlight
• Touch / Face ID protection
• Find & replace (including regular expression search)
• Syntax highlighting & Code Autocomplete ( ASP, AWK, ActionScript, Ada, Arduino, Bash (Unix shell), C, C++, C#, Cobol, CSS, D, Dart, Dockerfile, Erlang, F#, Fortran, Gherkin, Go, HAML, Haskell, HTML(4&5), INI, Java, Javascript, Kotlin, LaTeX, (Common) Lisp, Lua, Markdown, MATLAB, MQL(4&5), NSIS, Objective-C, Org Mode, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Powershell, Progress, Prolog, Pug, Puppet, Python, Q/kdb+, R, reStructedText, Ruby, Rust, SCALA, Solidity, SQL, Stata, Swift, Terraform, TypeScript, TypeScript React, Verilog, VHDL, Visual Basic, VUE, x86 ASM, XML)
• Extended Keyboard
• Vim coding support (If you don't need it, don't use it.)
• Unicode support
• Bluetooth keyboard support (Supports all iOS short-cut keys)
• Preview any files supported by iOS including images, PDFs, movies and documents
• iOS "Open In" support, from Buffer Editor to other app - vice versa
• Customizable font and font sizes
• Multiple dark and light themes (Ayu Dark, Ayu Light, Buffereditor, Candy, Candyland, Dante, Dark Blue, Deep Dark, Desert, Dracula, Github, Inkpot, Jellybeans, Mac Classic, Made of code, Monokai, Oceanic, One Dark, Putty, Seti, Solarized Dark, Solarized Light, Spacecadet, Spacegray Light, VSCode Dark, VSCode Light, Wombat, Xcode)

To see the full list of features, including supported Vim commands, please visit

For support please visit

What’s New

Version 9.6.3

• Minor fixes and improvements.

Please note:
• We constantly develop the app and proper way to contact us is via support email. You can also send us feature requests.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Ajcool_ ,

Great editor for quick revisions on the go.

I have been searching for a mobile IDE with git support for quite some time and I’m happy to say that I’ve found it! There are some settings that I feel should be on by default, such as auto indent and auto bracket. With those settings enabled, its really easy to make quick additions or plot out an idea while on the road. The only feature I wish existed was contextual suggestion outside of a languages syntax.

DrewLife365 ,

Good editor, but not what I need it for

I like how you can import files and change them and then save it and I like the auto-tab, but when I wish it would show syntax errors where I forgot to place a bracket or etc. For $5 I felt like it didn’t offer much I could just use notepad instead, but if it worked like an IDE and had a compiler in it too for Java totally see spending $5 on this. I just don’t see a good reason to spend $5 on this app. I feel like this app has potential but not that great right now. It needs to be more than just an editor.

yolanda_k ,

Git not pulling updates

I like the concept of this app, but it’s essentially useless to me because the repo I cloned is never being updated. Since the first clone, none of the updates I have pushed from other devices have loaded to this app. I have tried reopening the app and nothing.

Edit: thanks for the response! It works now... was having trouble finding what I needed in the usage docs

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for contacting. You have to pull the changes manually. Press ”+” sign on top right and press ”Pull from remote”. If you still need help please send email to our support:


Jesse Kuronen
38.3 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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