Pythonista 3 4+

Python IDE


Designed for iPad

    • $9.99



Pythonista is a complete scripting environment for Python 3.10, running right on your iPad or iPhone, so you can develop and run Python scripts on the go.

Like Python itself, "batteries are included" – from popular third-party modules like requests, numpy, matplotlib, pandas (and many more) to modules that are tailor-made for iOS. With Pythonista, your scripts can access sensor/location data, your photo library, contacts, reminders, the clipboard, and more, allowing you to harness the full potential of both Python and iOS.

Pythonista is designed with a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for anyone to get started with coding, regardless of skill level. The complete Python documentation is also available for offline reading in the app.

Pythonista is not just for learning and practicing Python – it's also a powerful tool for automating iOS with multiple app extensions. You can invoke scripts directly from the share sheet or a custom system keyboard in almost any app, and integrate scripts with Shortcuts and Siri. With Pythonista, it's easy to run your scripts whenever you need them, without having to switch between different apps.


> Powerful code editor with syntax highlighting, code completion, and scripting support

> Interactive prompt with code completion, command history, and support for showing images

> Integrated visual debugger and object inspector

> Complete offline documentation with quick lookup directly from the editor

> Various beautiful light and dark color themes, and a theme editor to make your own

> UI editor for quick prototyping

> Integrated PEP 8 style checker and code formatter

> Supports most of the Python standard library and additional modules for graphics, sound, and iOS integration (for example clipboard, contacts, reminders, photos, ui...)

> Many popular third-party modules included, for example requests, numpy, matplotlib, pandas, Pillow...

> Lots of included examples

> Universal app for iPad and iPhone

> Share sheet extension for running scripts from almost any app

> Scriptable system-wide keyboard to use Python in any app that edits text

> Advanced integration with the Shortcuts app, allowing you to use Python scripts as actions in shortcuts and personal automations.

Please note that Pythonista is not designed to enable the installation or download of additional modules written in compiled languages (C/C++). While many popular native libraries are included and work out-of-the-box, it is generally not possible to install additional modules with C/C++ dependencies.

The name "Pythonista" is used with kind permission from the Python Software Foundation.

What’s New

Version 3.4

> Python 3.10 support.
> Expanded Shortcuts support with custom actions for running scripts and accessing files in the Pythonista library.
> Added pandas and updated various other modules to more current versions.
> Revamped documentation with dark mode support and additional content about third-party modules.
> Various bugfixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

wildernessfamily78 ,

My most used app.

I’m a full time developer and I don’t know what I would do without Pythonista. For one, twice a week I go to our local hospital for my allergy shot. I have to sit there for 30 minutes after the shot. With Pythonista, I bring my iPad and I can keep on working on my Python apps that I’m creating.
I get tired sitting at the computer. I can head over to the couch to sit with my pups, but on Big Bang Theory, and keep on working.
Go outside on nice day, sit at the patio table and keep on programming.
One one request. I know a lot of people prefer Git. I hate Git now that Microsoft purchased it. I use OpenSource Fossil. It would be GREAT to have the feature to be able to clone a repository using Fossil. I know there are a lot more people using Git. But, finger crossed if you add the feature, one more people would be aware how fantastic Fossil is and might start using and supporting OpenSource Fossil. Thanks in advance for any consideration on the Fossil feature!

TheWeirdSquid ,

This App Got Me Into Programming

I started using this app when I was 12 on my iPad that I had as a kid. The app is amazing, and has custom modules that let you control your device and create custom apps and such. It’s got UI modules, full access to documentation, and all the normal python modules. Even better, it works entirely offline. This app singlehandly allowed me to program things when and where I wanted, and allowed me to become a skilled programmer getting a degree in computer science. As far as mobile IDEs go, it’s the absolute best. In addition, there’s a community that creates tons of incredible programs that enhance the IDE, such as GitHub support, and even a fully functional bash terminal complete with pip so that you can install your own custom modules. It really is the best app on iOS for programming, and I would recommend it to anybody looking to try out programming. It’s well worth it’s price tag.

dugnino ,


Thank you Ole Moritz for creating Pythonista with its many standout IDE features. I have created an application launcher for my iPhone using the Pythonista app and HTML. The main page of my launcher has animated GIF buttons plus emojis to launch favorite apps. An alphabet search is displayed at bottom of main page to launch lesser used apps. The wrench dialogue of Pythonista is used to startup my launcher by running the python script that selects my launcher HTML file and passes it to the built-in Webbrowser of Pythonista for display on iPhone. Multiple web apps can be started in unique tabs but only one tab window can be active at a time. My launcher will remain active until a different web app is activated by pressing its tab ID. Switching between different tab apps is a unique and magical feature of Pythonista.


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The developer, omz:software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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