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iOctocat - Mobile client for GitHub

GitHub in your pocket: The best way for staying up to date with what's going on in your projects and catching up with the open source ecosystem.
Category Price Seller Device
Social Networking Free Dennis Reimann iPhone, iPad, iPod

iOctocat has a full-blown feature set, if you are looking for something in particular, see the list below or the website at

Be sure to follow the project on Twitter or (@iOctocat) to be informed about what features will be added soon and when new versions ship!

So, without further ado, here's what the app can do for you:

*** Activity Feeds and Profiles ***
• See what's up with repositories you watch and users you follow
• User and organization profiles including repositories, gists, etc. (organizations in Basic version)
• Follow users

*** Repositories ***
• Quick access to your public repos (private ones in Basic version)
• Star, watch or fork repositories
• See the code and recent commits of the different branches, the README, issues and forks
• Code viewer with lots of nice themes, so you can see the code in all of its beauty
• Your star- and watchlist

*** Commits ***
• Detailed information about the files that were added, removed and modified
• Browse the changes of the modified files viewing colored diffs
• Comment on commits and even diff lines

*** Issues and Pull Requests ***
• Open, close or edit issues - merge pull requests on the go
• Issue and pull request discussion/commenting
• List of issues across your repositories

*** Gists ***
• Access to your public, private and starred gists
• Browse them the same way you can explore repositories
• Of course you can comment on gists, too

*** Search and Trending Repositories ***
• Look up users and repositories
• See the list of trending repositories per language

These are the major features, plus lots more and counting.
The app is rapidly improved with new feature additions as the GitHub API gets extended.

Here are some more niceties:
• Works with GitHub's Two-Factor Authentication
• Username, issue, and emoji completion (as seen on GitHub) plus Markdown shortcuts
• Get notified about GitHub status warnings
• Open almost every URL in iOctocat, by prefixing it with ioc:// instead of https://
• 1Password integration (can be used when adding an account)


Only reliable way to get push notifications from github

There are many github apps out there, but this is the only one that's effective at managing notifications. It's especially nice that conversations appear in reverse-chronological order so you don't have to scroll forever when opening at an issue.

I love this app

This app is awesome and very well done! I upgraded to the pro version and it is very worth it. I can easily check pull requests and issues. I use this app all the time for managing my GitHub issues. Thank you.

Likely phishing attack
Grayson FooBar

Appears to be a phishing attack. Immediately after downloading and opening the app, I was presented with a pop-up. It said that it was missing an app receipt, and asked for Apple Store credentials so that it could properly handle updates in the future. It seems unlikely that this is an actual error from Apple. I tried re-downloading the app and opening it again, and I got the same error. Other apps that I downloaded had no problems starting up.

App receipt problem

On launch the app reports a problem with the app receipt and then asks for iTunes credentials. Some signing problem perhaps?

Pretty good

Does what it says on the tin. I had trouble browsing, cloning, and reading code though. The latter was a pain because I wanted to look at the code inside repos that I found through the GitHub explore emails.

love it but i want little feature

i want feature that can search gist snippet by hash tag or keyword. this can make this app perfect

Git for your iPad

Git for your iPad, needs iPad Pro optimization

Need Bitbucket support

Works fine on github. Paid for the pro upgrade only to discover that, unlike many other iOS clients, this one can't login to my Bitbucket server. Not pleased.

Great functionality, no reliable

Love this app but for the past few months it has been very, very prone to crashing. It hasn't made it "useless" yet but it is approaching that point. Really hope to see a stability update come along as I'd really like to rate this as 5 stars.


Great github client! Dev is very responsive to bug reports, one of my favorite features.