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Best Apps For Writing Code

Write code from anywhere. This collection of apps will let you write code on your iPhone or iPad. The primary purpose is writing, not compiling, not learning, or distributing, just writing.

Continuous .NET C# and F# IDE
GoCoEdit - Code & Text Editor
Textastic Code Editor 7
Pythonista 3

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Continuous .NET C# and F# IDE
Continuous .NET C# and F# IDE


Krueger Systems, Inc.

Continuous is a fast and powerful

Continuous is a fast and powerful .NET C# and F# IDE that runs directly on the iPad and iPhone (no network needed!). With it, you can write apps and games using your favorite languages on your favorite devices.

Continuous is always building and running your code so you can see changes as you type. Writing interactive apps in Continuous is a...

GoCoEdit - Code & Text Editor
GoCoEdit - Code & Text Editor


Christoph Gogolin

GoCodeEditor is a Code Editor optimized for fast opening and editing local and remote files (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, FTP, SFTP/SSH) on your iOS Device

GoCodeEditor is a Code Editor optimized for fast opening and editing local and remote files (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, FTP, SFTP/SSH) on your iOS Device.

• Sublime like Code-Editor!

• Universal App (use it on your iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch)

• iPhone X (s/s Max) support

• Full iPad Pro support (including smart keyboard support, shortcuts, split-screen multitasking)

• NEW! Multi-caret Editing

• NEW!...

Textastic Code Editor 7
Textastic Code Editor 7

Textastic Code Editor 7

Alexander Blach

Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor

Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor. It supports syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages. Connect to FTP, SFTP, SSH and WebDAV servers or to your Dropbox or Google Drive account. Use the built-in WebDAV server to easily transfer files from your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi.

• You can...

Also Good

Apps with average score



Yao Kun

TextCode is a text, code and markup file editor.


• GitHub Repository & Git
git clone (clone github repository to local).
git log.
git diff.
git add.
git reset.
git commit.
git push.

• Syntax Highlight
Highlights different types of files: AppleScript, C, C++, CSS, Fortran, Go, HTML, Java, JavaScript, LaTex,...

Pythonista 3
Pythonista 3
Pythonista 3

Pythonista 3


Pythonista is a complete scripting environment for Python, running directly on your iPad or iPhone. It includes support for both Python 3.6 and 2.7, so you can use all the language improvements in Python 3, while still having 2.7 available for backwards compatibility.

In true Python fashion, batteries are included –...

Buffer Editor - Code Editor
Buffer Editor - Code Editor
Buffer Editor - Code Editor

Buffer Editor - Code Editor

Jesse Kuronen

Listed in creativebloq, techworld and wpmudev as one of the best code editors.

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...



Alexander Hedges

A great way to edit source code on your iPad.

# A great way to browse your code

Whether you are traveling or just want to do more things on your iPad, NautilusCode is great for viewing and editing your source code. With syntax highlighting and different themes to choose from, you...

JavaScript Coding, Programming
JavaScript Coding, Programming
JavaScript Coding, Programming

JavaScript Coding, Programming

React Apps Pty Ltd

JavaScript Coding is a dead simple JavaScript code editor and runner when you just want to check something that just popped in your head.

Following methods are supported for logging


How to use: simply write your code and tap run to see the output

Other features
- Copy or Share your code
- Syntax highlighting

Codepad - HTML/CSS/JS programming tool
Codepad - HTML/CSS/JS programming tool
Codepad - HTML/CSS/JS programming tool

Codepad - HTML/CSS/JS programming tool


A simple, syntax highlight enabled HTML coding platform that help you test your idea anywhere. It includes a custom keyboard that is optimized for programming purposes.

You can code your html, javascript, and css and view it (with or without internet connection) - with web console enabled (which is not...



Wang Lingling

Sketch Python is a iOS application can do python language editing and operation procedures. Can be used for learning to learn python programming language.

Contains the following functions:
1 code editor: syntax highlighting, auto indent
2 automatic complement
3 code is compiled to run: direct local compile operation, does not need the network.

XNotepro - IDE editor for html, txt, perl & phyton
XNotepro - IDE editor for html, txt, perl & phyton
XNotepro - IDE editor for html, txt, perl & phyton

XNotepro - IDE editor for html, txt, perl & phyton


XNotepro is an editor that includes a lightweight Integrated Development Environment(IDE) for programming in C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, and Pascal. Is is a remote access to the editor Geany. As such, it inherits its features:

- Syntax highlighting
- Code folding
- Symbol name auto-completion
- Construct completion/snippets
- Auto-closing of XML...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

CodeX - Code Editor

CodeX - Code Editor


CodeX delivers a simple programming directly to you on your couch! CodeX is perfect to learn, relearn, or simple try a new programming language. We support all the favorites: C, C++, D, Haskell, Lua, Ocaml, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scheme, and TCL

• CodeX features an all new syntax highlighting engine rebuilt from the ground up to better all programming languages as well as smoother and more reliable syntax highlighting
• Revamped keyboard system that dynamically allows the use of thirty-six (36!) short cut keys over the old 8!
• Infinitely expanded the number of services that can import files to and from CodeX. Now CodeX supports iOS's new share kit which allows for seamlessly importing and exporting files from applications.
• Airdrop! Want to keep working on a program that you started on your computer? With a compatible Mac running OS X Yosemite and newer it's now possible to wirelessly send the file to your iPhone or iPad and continue to work on the road!
• Speeeeeeed! The memory usage of CodeX is a QUARTER of what Code Cabana used making the programming experience buttery smooth.

** CodeX can ONLY compile code when connected to the internet!

Easy Pi Code Editor

Easy Pi Code Editor


Easy Pi Code Editor: An easy to use code editor designed for connecting to your Raspberry Pi style IoT device.

CREATE – Create and edit Python, Ruby, Perl and other code swiftly and simply. Syntax color highlighting makes it easy to read the code. Code Snippets enables swift and easy reuse of common code sections.

MANAGE - Quickly transfer files between your iPad and your Pi device. Save setup details for multiple devices and quickly test the SSH connection.

RUN - Execute your code on your device without the need to type any terminal commands. Simply select the file and press the Run button. Supported file types include Python, Ruby and Perl.

LEARN - Use the Reference and Tutorial section to learn about code with step by step instructions. Wiring diagrams and sample code included.

SHARE - Share your projects with friends with Air Drop, Dropbox and others.

* Compatible Devices include:- Raspberry Pi ( all versions ), C.H.I.P (Chip the $9 computer), Orange Pi, Banana Pi and most other linux based devices running SSH service. *



Nathaniel Herman

CodeToGo has now been used to run over one MILLION programs!

Write and run code in your favorite programming language, using your iOS device! Supports all iOS devices.

Just pick your language, write some code (with syntax highlighting for the most common languages), and run it. Each language has its own example "Hello World!" program for you to test.

CodeToGo gives you an API around, allowing you to run code in many different programming languages (on a Linux server) and get the results back.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, because you can't actually run code on the iPhone, you MUST have an internet connection to run the code! You can however write, save, and load code without a connection.

INPUT: CodeToGo also supports supplying input (ahead of time) for your program - Just hit the "Input (stdin)" tab to set the user input (separating each different input with a new line), then hit the code tab to go back to writing code.

Save and load your code - The current code for a given language is automatically saved for you, and you can also save and later load different files for each language. You can also save and load files from Dropbox, or transfer to and from your computer with iTunes File Sharing.

For faster programming, CodeToGo even adds an extra row of commonly used keys to the default keyboard. You can also customize this extra row by touching the "Settings" button at the top right of the initial language screen.

If you need to jump to a specific line in your program (the location of an error, perhaps), you can do that too! The "Goto line" button lets you type in a line number and jump to it.

And if you're doing web development, you can render the output of your program as HTML! After running your program, just hit the "Render as HTML" button to see what it would look like on a web page.

Full list of supported languages (and their corresponding extensions):
Ada (.adb) + syntax highlighting
Assembly (gcc - .s; nasm - .asm) + syntax highlighting
AWK (.awk) + syntax highlighting
Bash (.sh) + syntax highlighting
bc (.bc)
bf (.bf)
C (.c) + syntax highlighting
C99 Strict (.c) + syntax highlighting
C# (C Sharp - .cs) + syntax highlighting
C++ (.cpp) + syntax highlighting
C++0x (.cpp) + syntax highlighting
CLIPS (.cli)
Clojure (.clj)
COBOL (.cob)
COBOL 85 (.85.cob)
Common Lisp (.lisp) + syntax highlighting
D (.d) + syntax highlighting
Erlang (.hrl) + syntax highlighting
F# (.fs)
Factor (.factor)
Forth (.4th)
Fortran (.f) + syntax highlighting
Go (.go)
Groovy (.groovy)
Haskell (.hs) + syntax highlighting
HTML (.html) + syntax highlighting
Icon (.icn)
Intercal (.i)
Java (.java) + syntax highlighting
JavaScript (.js) + syntax highlighting
Lua (.lua) + syntax highlighting
Nemerle (.n) + syntax highlighting
Nice (.nice)
Nimrod (.nim)
Ocaml (.ml) + syntax highlighting
Oz (.oz)
Pascal (.pas) + syntax highlighting
Perl (Perl - .pl; Perl6 - + syntax highlighting
PHP (.php) + syntax highlighting
Pike (.pike)
Prolog (GNU -; SWI - + syntax highlighting
Python (Python - .py, Python3 - + syntax highlighting
R (.r) + syntax highlighting
Ruby (.ruby) + syntax highlighting
Scala (.scala) + syntax highlighting
Scheme (.scm)
Smalltalk (.st)
SQL (SQLite - .sql) + syntax highlighting
Tcl (.tcl) + syntax highlighting
Unlambda (.unl)
Visual Basic .NET (.vb)

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