Pythonista adds iPad Pro support, an extension and much more

Pythonista, an integrated development environment that lets your write Python scripts on your iPhone and iPad, has received a major update in version 2.0. The app has added a number of major features, including support for the iPad Pro, along with multiple tabs, new themes, an extension, and much more.

Below is just a smattering of what's been added in Pythonista 2.0:

  • Pythonista is now compatible with all iOS screen sizes -- from iPhone 4 to iPad Pro, and everything in-between.
  • For larger projects, you can now use multiple editor tabs to switch between related files more quickly.
  • The Pythonista app extension allows you to run Python scripts within other apps, using the standard iOS share sheet.
  • The file browser and editor have much better support for non-Python files. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Markdown files are syntax-highlighted in the editor, Zip archives can be extracted, and a QuickLook preview is available for most common file types, e.g. images, PDFs, and audio/video.
  • Additional templates are available in the improved "new file" menu. You can also import photos from your camera roll as image files there.

Pythonista is a free update for existing users, while new users can find it now on the App Store for $9.99.