Manually Install Obsidian Plugins on iOS and iPadOS via Working Copy and Its New Version Control for Files

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Manually Install Obsidian Plugins on iOS and iPadOS via Working Copy and Its New Version Control for Files

Earlier this week Discord member OneMorningStar brought to my attention that the latest version of Working Copy – the excellent Git client for iPhone and iPad I’ve been using for years – can access hidden files and folders configured as linked repositories. Naturally, I immediately started thinking about how to take advantage of this feature to simplify the process of manually installing Obsidian plugins, such as the ones we released last month, without having to use a Mac.

But first, some context. Linked repositories are a new functionality in Working Copy that let you add any folder from a compatible file provider (such as iCloud Drive and local storage) as a repository in Working Copy. Essentially, you can now enable Git-like version control for any folder on your iPad and iPhone and treat changes to documents inside it as “commits” (in classic Git parlance) with the ability to go back in time, revert changes, and roll back to an older version of a file if you need to.

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