Kodex 4+

A powerful code editor

Bruno Philipe Resende Silva

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Kodex is an advanced code editor which brings powerful and desktop-class editor features to your iPad or iPhone:

* Multi-caret editing, to quickly transform code selections.
* Regex search and replace, with template matching and replace-all-matches.
* Minimap which allows quick scroll navigation though the document.
* Multiple window support
* Syntax highlighting for over 150 languages.
* Trackpad support with custom gestures to add cursors (ctrl+shift+click).
* Auto complete feature (currently only for HTML).
* Add as many guide columns as you wish (default 80 and 120 characters).
* Configurable tab size (default 4 spaces), or insert spaces when pressing tab.
* Draw hints for invisible characters such as new lines, tabs, and spaces.
* Customizable key bindings, so you can configure Kodex to use the same key combos you are already used to.
* Kodex smartly preserves your open documents so that your work stays as you left it between launches.
* Light and Dark modes.

Kodex is integrated with the Files app, so you can easily open files from any other app, and from your iCloud documents folder.

You can launch Kodex QuickEdit from any file sharing view in any app to edit its contents without launching the main Kodex App (be aware this functionality depends on the host app implementing the sharing activity properly).

Included are 10 editor themes, and several monospaced fonts for code editing (you can install your own preferred fonts using system profiles). Font size and line spacing are adjustable, so you can configure Kodex to best fit your preferred screen size, arrangement, and orientation.

Kodex is not a compiler, and you can not build or run the code you edit from it. Think of Kodex as a NotePad++ or Sublime Text substitute for iPhone and iPad.

Kodex is currently optimized for external keyboards, such as Apple's Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro, or any bluetooth/USB keyboard. More virtual keyboard features will be added in a future version.

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

This patch update fixes an issue where users couldn’t open files from the document picker in devices running iOS 11 and iOS 12, and introduces another workaround for a system crash involving trackpad pointers when hovering some buttons.

These are the changes for version 1.4:

Kodex version 1.4 brings many big improvements and bugfixes. As always, thank you for using Kodex and feel free to reach out with comments and questions. Happy coding!

New features and improvements:
* Support for multiple windows: Drag a document tab out of the app in iPad OS to create a new window.
* Seamlessly drag tabs between open windows to transfer documents between them.
* State preservation: Your open documents are now preserved between launches, included position inside the document and text selections.
* Added support for external pointing devices (trackpads and mice), including UI hints when moving the pointer over text and buttons.
* Drag or scroll over the minimap to quickly scroll through the document, tap or click on the minimap to scroll to that location in the document.
* The landing screen (the screen displayed when no documents are open) now displays your recently opened documents (this info is not available retroactively, but after you open one or more files they will be listed in the landing screen).
* Improved extra tools buttons in toolbar, that now use a system context menu when right-clicked or long-pressed.
* Opening documents from the recents list will also restore the text selections and the scroll position.
* Temporary documents that aren't open are now displayed under the recent documents in the landing screen.
* New built-in font: JetBrainsMono

Bug fixes:
* Fix bug where document could be autosaved when closing the app even though autosave was disabled.
* Fixes a crash that would happen when clicking certain UI controls that changed the editor text using a trackpad or mouse.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

LucarioAura9001 ,

Wish I knew about this sooner

Super awesome text editing app. Syntax highlight! Capable of opening any files! And there's theme list. I love any of the darkish purple, blue, and green text editor themes and then there's Solarized Dark. Jackpot!! Beyond text editor, I tend to think that the simple choice between white and dark themes to be boring. Too boring. A white theme with blue accent is terribly boring. I'm glad this app at least offers other accent colors. The dark theme with purple accent looks nice.

I've uninstalled Documents 6 for this. That app used to be awesome until Files app introduced in iOS 11 and this app is the last missing puzzle piece I need to read and edit text files.

I had to drop one star for the following reasons:
ꊱ1 No alternative language keyboards. I use Japanese Romaji and Emoji.

ꊱ2 The Text Replacement isn't working very well.

ꊱ3 The height spacing looks weird (in Courier Regular) when there's unicode characters.

ꊱ4 Following text after pasted (unicode?) text can sometime be in different font other than Courier Regular.

I'd sacrifice syntax highlights, height spacing, or so in favor of keyboard honestly, if that's the root of problems. Quality text editor should be able to read and edit .txt and other text-based files without issues.

aiyagari ,

Well thought out app

It takes advantage of so many capabilities of the iPad Pro - it includes QuickEdit mode, so even in the Files app, you get an action to open a window on a file. Really neat that it is well integrated. Lots of syntax highlighting options.

It is able to access anything in the file system of the iPad. Other apps are not always able to do that. This also means if those plugins to the file system are flaky (Google Drive?) don’t blame the app. Möbius Sync syncing a Google Drive folder from your laptop is more reliable than Google’s own app.

I also was at first surprised at the seeming lack of search and replace, until I realized you must hold down Ctrl while clicking the search button, and then the Search & Replace shows up!

pkoury ,

This app is incredible!

The description accurate and this app looks to be exactly what the iPad needs. This is essentially Sublime Text for iPad with all of the key fix-ins right down to editing Key Bindings. After about a minute of setup I felt like I was at my desktop. Really excellent job and kudos to the developer.

I’ll be digging into this more in order to allow easier coding workflow on the go for all of my projects and come back to update this review when I’ve had a thorough look through the file features.

App Privacy

The developer, Bruno Philipe Resende Silva, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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