Python isn’t just a type of snake, it’s also a very useful programming language. Pythonista is a new code editor for the iPad, designed specifically for Python. It even promises to be a useful learning tool for newcomers to the language.

In many ways, the $4.99 app looks a lot like other code editors. Its strengths come in the form of its extended keyboard, designed with Python in mind, and an interactive prompt that aims to make things simpler for newbies. The prompt completes pieces of code for users, as well as providing historical segments.

Bundled alongside the app is complete documentation with it easy to quickly lookup certain commands, directly from the editor. Snytax highlighting throughout makes this easy to read language, even simpler to figure out.

Given the popularity of Python (it’s been used within YouTube, Spotify and Google), it’s a great language to learn and code in. Pythonista makes it all the easier to do so while on the move.

Pythonista is out now, priced at $4.99.

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Released: 2012-07-10 :: Category: Productivity