Best Programming Apps to Install on Your iPad

iPad is going to be the next programming device in the tech world. What makes this assumption true is an increasing number of programmers who are preferring iPad apps to program apps. And the result is not bad.

Below is a list of top 10 intuitive Best Programming Apps for iPad.

Buffer Editor

 Buffer Editor is a dynamic code editor, which supports multiple programming languages. It comes with code auto-complete and syntax highlighting feature for different programming languages including C, C++, ASP, C#, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, and ActionScript.

Buffer Editor also offers Vim coding support, an extended keyboard, and Unicode support. It can connect with various remote services such as GitHub, Dropbox, iCloud SSH, SFTP and FTP Services.


Coda features a dynamic iPhone and iPad text editor. Basically a Mac editor, Coda features a syntax highlighting feature, which supports for C, Go, JavaScript, Python, Perl, PHP, Apache, HTML, and CSS.

Coda also offers numerous remote protocols such as WebDAV, SFTP, Amazon S3 and DreamObjects, as well as a local and remote file manager. “Clips” is a special feature in Coda, which lets programmers save and repeat commonly used bits of code.

Pythonista 3

 Pythonista 3 is a complete scripting environment for Python programmers for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes code completion feature, syntax highlighting, and support for Python 2.7 and 3.5.

Pythonista comes with many third-party modules such as BeautifulSoup, SciPy, Flask and Bottle modules. And it also includes NumPy and Matplotlib integration for scientific visualizations. Pythonista requires minimum iOS 8 OS compatibility. Some freelancers and newly born mobile application development companies leverage Pythonista to provide affordable app services.

Textastic Code Editor 6 

Textastic is a Textmate compatible text, code and markup language editor, which supports more than 80 programming languages. Textastic provides programmers code completion feature for CSS, HTML, PHP and JavaScript functions when editing. Its own WebDAV server can work with SFTP, FTP and WebDAV servers.


Codea is recommended for creating games and simulators. It features visual editing and syntax highlighting for reference documentation, graphics renderer, Lua, shader support, Physics engine.

Codea even supports camera, accelerometer, nd touch. You can export the completed apps to Xcode and build as App Store apps.


iOctocat is a popular GitHub client for the iPad and iPhone. Its basic version costs £6.99 and its pro version, which costs £13.99, offers GitHub enterprise repositories.

iOctocat provides users user activity feeds and also allows to access to public repositories. Its other features include code viewer, user and repose search tool, and access to open, close and edit issues.

JavaScript Anywhere

 With JavaScript Anywhere, you can edit JavaScript, CSS and HTML code on your iPad and preview them in the internal browser. You can even import the finished code to your Dropbox.


 CodeToGo is a powerful programming app, which lets you create and run code in 50 programming languages including Java, Perl, Python and Ruby. It also provides syntax highlighting feature. This intuitive app is easy to use.

CodeToGo also lets you transfer files to and from your computer through iTunes File Sharing. The app also supports Dropbox. The ideone.com API the app is associated with allows you to test your code and check the results instantly.

The app requires an internet connect to execute the code. You can save your code and execute it when you get an internet connection.

Dash API Docs

 Dahs is an API documentation browser, which allows users to search through an unlimited number of APIs. The app works offline as well.

Dash provides programmers access to macOS, iOS, tvOS, Swift, .NET, watchOS, ActionScript, Akka, AngularJS, Apache, Appcelerator, Bootstrap, C, C++, Cocos2D, Corona and Cordova ad many other operating systems and programming languages.


AppCooker runs on iOS 8 and above versions. It lets you mock up iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch and preview them on real devices with an app called AppTaster. AppCooker uses native iOS 8 controls for its mockups.  


iPad is gradually turning out to be a programming device with a support of compatible mobile apps that are developed by major mobile app development companies.


Author Bio:- Hari Krishna is a well-versed content writer working in FuGenX Technologies, an emerging mobile application development company India. He likes to write on technology, start-ups and latest technological innovations that people like to know and share with others.

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