iOS Dev Tools

The greatest iOS development tools, including websites, desktop and mobile apps, and back-end services. Updated daily by Max Ott.

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Codebase

A GitHub alternative for private code hosting. Codebase plans include hosting for Git, Subversion, and Mercurial, but also include a full suite of integrated project management tools. The code hosting offers all the features you’d expect like source tree browsing, a blame view and syntax highlighting. But extends this with useful features like error and exception tracking, and TODO item tracking with Code Tasks. The project management tools include advanced ticket management, discussions, project notebooks and time tracking. […]

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Issues

An iOS app to view and create GitHub and Bitbucket tasks on your iPhone or iPad. Quick filters let you instantly filter to show only the issues you’re interested in, such as milestone, assignee or kind. All your accounts, issues, starred projects and credentials are synchronised across all your devices using iCloud and iCloud Keychain. It even synchronises drafts so you can finish composing issues and comments on another device. […]

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gitignore.io

A simple website for generating useful .gitignore files for any project. gitignore.io gives you a simple search box to enter any common operating system, IDE and programming language you are using including OS X, Xcode, Swift and Objective-C, and it will generate a .gitignore file ready for you to use in your repository. You can also use it from the command line by using a ‘gi’ alias that creates your .gitignore file directly in your git repository. […]

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GistBox

A free web app to help you organise your GitHub Gists. GistBox automatically pulls all your Gists from your GitHub account that you can view and edit, or you can create and save new ones using the text editor. All Gists are searchable by keyword or label or can be filtered by public, private or starred. There is also a companion Clipper Chrome Extension that adds a ‘Save as Gist’ button to any code block it can find on any webpage, making it really quick and easy to save code you find on sites like Stack Overflow or the Apple Dev Forums. […]

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Working Copy

A complete Git client for iOS that lets you clone, edit, commit and push on the go. Unlike many other iOS Git apps, Working Copy allows you to work with any Git repo not just those hosted on popular services like GitHub and Bitbucket. Cloning repositories gets you a local copy on your iOS device with commits for all branches, just like on you desktop computer. You can then browse the content and make changes. Working Copy also allows other apps to access files using the iOS 8 document picker. Changes made can be committed and the commits can in turn be pushed back to the remote. Working Copy is free to download but there is an in app purchase to unlock the ability to push commits back to remote servers. […]

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GitLab

A free and open source alternative to paid git hosting services like GitHub and Bitbucket. GitLab is an incredibly powerful self-hosted code collaboration platform, git repository manager, issue tracker and code reviewer. It’s available for several Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS and it integrates with third party issue trackers and continuous integration services. You can also get a subscription which gives you access to their support team and GitLab Enterprise Edition that contains extra features aimed at larger organisations. A great option if you want private repos without the cost. […]

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GitMongo

A Git client for iPhone and iPad. With GitMongo you can perform most Git actions including: cloning a repo using git, http, https and ssh; making edits using the built in text editor with syntax highlighting for several languages (including Objective-C); committing, merging and pushing to remotes; managing branches and tags; and viewing diffs for all commits with highlighted changes. GitMongo has been tested to work with several popular Git hosting services including GitHub and BitBucket. Unfortunately, GitMongo is not updated that often but it is still a good tool for using Git on the move. […]

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RepoStumble

A fun iOS app for finding great open source projects on GitHub. RepoStumble works just like StumbleUpon but for GitHub. You provide it with some of your interests by keyword and programming language and it’ll find new and interesting projects that you never knew existed. There is also a Trending tab where you can few popular repositories by language, and a Showcases tab that lists curated collections of interesting repositories such as software development tools, text editors and data visualisation. […]

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Gistacular

An iOS app that lets you browse and maintain your GitHub Gists. Using Gistacular you can view Gist files, comments, and forks; browse source files with syntax highlighting; view rendered Markdown and HTML files; create, update, delete, comment, and star Gists; and explore public Gists. Gistacular is a free to download and available for iPhone and iPad. […]

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CodeReview

An iPad app to keep track of all your pull requests on GitHub. CodeReview provides you with a unified inbox where you can swipe pull requests into the archive and out of your way or star them and make them easy to find later. You can also review, insert, and read comments in diffs. It fully supports GitHub flavoured markdown including usernames, ASCII art and animated GIFs. […]

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