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Productivity $3.99 Jesse Kuronen iPhone, iPad, iPod

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

Buffer Editor is a POWERFUL code and text editor that lets you easily develop software, review code or take notes on the go.

Buffer Editor allows you to connect to many different remote services including Dropbox, SSH, SFTP and FTP servers.

Turn your iOS device into a tool and start getting work done.

• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro and iPod touch
• Superfast user interface
• Split View and Slide Over support
• Connect to Dropbox, SFTP, SSH and FTP servers
• Syntax highlighting & Code Autocomplete ( ASP, AWK, ActionScript, Ada, Arduino, Bash (Unix shell), C, C++, C#, Cobol, CSS, D, F#, Go, Haskell, HTML(4&5), INI, Java, Javascript, LaTeX, (Common) Lisp, Lua, MATLAB, NSIS, Objective-C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Progress, Puppet, Python, R, Ruby, SQL, Stata, Swift, Visual Basic, x86 ASM, XML)
• Extended Keyboard
• Vim coding support (If you don't need it, don't use it.)
• Unicode support
• Bluetooth keyboard support (Supports all iOS short-cut keys)
• Preview any files supported by iOS including images, PDFs, movies and documents
• iOS "Open In" support, from Buffer Editor to other app - vice versa
• Customizable font and font sizes
• Multiple themes (Candy, Dante, Dark Blue, Default, Desert, Github, Inkpot, Jellybeans, Mac Classic, Monokai, Solarized Dark, Solarized Light, Wombat, Xcode)
• Send files by email
• File search

To see the full list of features, including supported Vim commands, please visit

For support please visit


This once was a great app
A Bavarian

... but as of 10/25/19: Trying to save data, results in the error message: Failed to write data. Check permissions. — but the permissions are OK. The ssh terminal does no longer accept keyboard input. The file browser shows „Size: 0. Modified (null)“ for all files

About as good as most, but that’s not saying much

Most text editor apps for code on iOS fall short. This one is no different, unfortunately. It doesn’t really support vim keys, it doesn’t allow key mapping or anything approaching customization. This is clearly a lot of good effort, though, and it might be the best I’ve seen in the general text editor category. There are better editors for site design, and for regular text writing (not code) there are boatloads of better editors, but not for just writing code.

Great for cloud administrators
cloud cowboy

Excellent tool for AWS services from an iPad. Full ssh client and sftp based code editor. Editor is comprehensive and full featured. Excellent integration with source repositories. App support is excellent and quick. 5 stars well done.

It doesnt RUN The code

When I bought this program I thought I can RUN The code,, I would recommend the creators to specify their product. What else to say Im a little sad that I cant cant do programming on an IOS

Superb iPad Code Editor!

I have been looking for a code editor for the iPad for some time. There are lots of text editors, Markdown editors, etc. but I wanted something that would do code highlighting, etc. I searched around the web and found several suggestions and bought them all (iOS apps are so inexpensive, that’s easy to do). But what made me start using Buffer was that I kept seeing updates come through the App Store. This isn’t an app that’s been released and abandoned by the developer, it is regularly updated all the time. When I had a question about how to use it, I sent an email and received a prompt reply, even offering more help than I needed. I now have Buffer set up with Working Copy, and it works great! I don’t write many app reviews (not nearly as many as I should) but I definitely wanted to thank this developer for being on-top of things. It saddens me to see several low-star reviews, even after the developer has responded, and often fixed the issue. Maybe people don’t know they can (and should!) update their reviews when things change!

Good Editor. Fast Support.

You need to use it with a external keyboard to get the full benefit. It’s a clean / good looking editor. It makes for a great coding tool. I was able to directly connect to my dev Digital Ocean server and modify the files directly. Support was excellent and prompt to answer any of my questions.

Deleted after 2 minutes!

I tried to open a file with .VBS extension. It failed to open it! Renamed it to .TXT no problem opening it! I used another app gocoedit. No issue. Deleted this one. Don’t care about refund!

Frequent updates is great.

Can you please add backward/forward search on classes and methods please? This would be such a great feature!!

Not working ssh / sftp /ftp

Coda is work ssh/sftp/ftp but buffer editor is not.. maybe encoding issue..

Best vim like editor for iOS!

Love this dev, keeps adding features, responds to input! Supports SFTP(among many others), which I need! Use this as a note taking app, which with vim-like is super duper powerful! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR GET THIS AMAZING APP YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!! unless you don’t like vim(web search vim editor if you don’t know what it is, you might just like it).

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