Working Copy - Git client

Working Copy - Git client

By Anders Borum

  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Release Date: 2014-11-08
  • Current Version: 5.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 129.65 MB
  • Developer: Anders Borum
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.2 or later.
Score: 4.8826
From 2,334 Ratings


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 unlock pro features such as the ability to push commits and manage more than 5 repositories. There is no venture capital, large company or ads funding development and your support through in-app purchase directly sustains development. When you pay to unlock you get permanent access to all pro features at the time of purchase as well as any added the next year. When 12 months have passed you keep all existing pro features but any new ones introduced are locked until you renew your unlock.



  • Love it

    By Alimay17
    Love it
  • the best app for git period

    By Not your Developer
    Anders is a god amongst mere men. The app is well polished, constantly updated, and a joy to use. I wish I could rate it 6 stars. Maybe even 7.
  • Amazing app

    By MrNarbenfarkle
    This app is incredible. Just buy it you won’t regret it
  • Amazing app and stellar support

    By Antmakers
    See title for review.
  • Fantastic app by a fantastic developer that is definitely deserving of your support

    By Rando8989
    I’ll preface by saying that I am not a developer, just a hobbyist. I really don’t use git a ton aside from cloning repositories for self hosted apps on my raspberry pi or digital ocean server etc. In fact, I use this developer’s other app, secure shellfish (also a fantastic app- best ssh client for iOS hands down), for all of that. That being said, I have a good understanding of how git works and an appreciation for well developed apps. This one is outstanding. Both of this developer’s apps continue to amaze me with their ability to seemingly push the limits of what’s possible with iOS. I don’t think any other apps integrate so seamlessly with the iOS files app and are as feature rich as secure shellfish and working copy. The UIs are also extremely visually pleasing. Although I can do everything (and more) that I need just from the free version, I felt compelled to pay for the pro features. As another reviewer said, give this guy your money. He definitely deserves it.
  • Great functionality

    By jmartindf
    This app makes it so easy to work with my Git repositories on iOS. The functionality's every bit as good as I'd get from my laptop. It's so nice to be able to make changes on the go.
  • Game changer

    By iosmax
    A game changer. Very well made. Developer helped me debug a problem I was having. I have been using it for years and I love every bit of it.
  • Must-have App for Devs

    By WWW Jim
    This app is simply indispensable for developers who like to travel with an iPad rather than a laptop. It works with virtually any git repo (I've personally used it with BitBucket, GitHub, and Azure DevOps), and it can manage branches, pull requests, and merges with ease. I pair it often with a couple of other apps: Textastic to handle my coding needs and Termius when I need a terminal client. Let's face it - none of us WANT to code when we travel or are out of the office, but we all know reality isn't tied to our wishes. This app has often allowed me to address issues quickly so I could get back to enjoying my personal time. Highly recommended!
  • Quite nice for on the go.

    By Corps_i7
    Slick application. Quite intuitive. The only thing that bothers me is the lack of customization. I would like to be able to install color schemes or at least have more to choose from than “light” and “dark”.
  • Had

    By wesmartin95