IOS – What software provides a code editing environment on iPad


I am seeking recommendations for code editing primarily in Java, C, C++

My research shows these as candidates to meet this need:

  1. Coda – iOS app for code editing and SSH (runing the code on remote computer) – it’s not clear how C or C++ would fit in coda, though.
  2. Blink SSH – iOS app for Mosh or SSH to control a remote computer (I can use git for moving the files), look like linux terminal but this means I’m not using iOS as the IDE and just as a window to remote to another computer

Am I missing options to have an actual environment for editing on iOS bu restricting myself to these two options. Coda as an IDE or SSH (there are many, but they all end up needing a connection to a server)?

Best Answer

A good code editor for iPad is Textastic. Its not free and sells for $10 at the AppStore. It claims to have syntax highlighting for over 80 languages. If you want to program exclusively in Python, there is an app called Pythonista. This is more of an IDE than just a code editor.