Napcat is a free iPhone Github client to read Github projects code on iPhone. It presents the GitHub code in a clear interface and you can copy and share the source code of any Github repository. This iPhone Github client supports 90+ programming languages like Python, PHP, Objective-C, etc for syntax highlighting. This iPhone app displays the source code with proper indentation. You can also make the text of the source code larger or smaller as per your preferences. In its free version, you can only use the default theme for viewing codes. If you want to access other themes of this free iPhone Github client then you need to upgrade to its paid version.
This iPhone GitHub client is basically designed to read Github projects source code in offline mode. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support editing of source code and other GitHub operations like clone GitHub repositories, manage branches, etc. If you want to perform these GitHub operations on iPhone then you should check out Git2Go instead. Napcat, just lets you download GitHub repositories code which you can also view in the offline mode. You can export the code from it by copying it to the clipboard. The best part is that it lets you browse Github code like IDE i.e. it automatically highlights syntax, shows line numbers, and displays code with proper indentation.
I would also like to draw your attention towards this free Windows Git client which comes with GUI to manage Git projects. It also emulates BASH to work with the command line interface.
How to use this free iPhone GitHub client to offline read GitHub projects:
Getting started with this iPhone app is quite easy, download it from the link provided at the end of this review. After that, simply search for a GitHub repository and download its source code. That’s it, now you can read this code in offline mode too. While reading the code, you also get the option to make the text of the code larger or smaller. Apart from that, you can also check out your GitHub profile, and other GitHub users profiles by it. For it, you have to login with your GitHub account on this iPhone app. You can also see your contribution history/timeline and Stars repositories.
Let’s see the steps to download GitHub repositories on this free GitHub client for iPhone:
Step 1: Open a GitHub repository and tap on the Download button. After that, it shows a download notice pop-up. Select OK to download that GitHub repository code.
Step 2: You can see the list of downloaded GitHub repositories on its main interface. You can now browse the source code of a repository, as shown in the main screenshot above. It also lets you export the code to external applications by copying it to the clipboard.
To check out your GitHub profile, switch to the Profile tab. As I mentioned, you can also see your contribution history on it. To view your GitHub contribution history, switch to the Timeline tab.
Napcat is a free iPhone GitHub client to view GitHub project code in offline mode. With this iPhone app, you can download GitHub repositories and read its code in offline mode. If you are a pro-GitHub user then you can check out Git2Go which lets you edit the source code of repositories too. What separates Napcat from Git2Go is that the later lets you access repositories code even if you are not connected to the internet.