Hello there, So here's what I'm looking for. Are there any terminal apps that I can use successfully with IOS 13 with VO? I'm constantly on the go sometimes and would love a reasonably accessable terminal client that I can ssh into my servers and do the following. Managing config files with either nano or vi sence there the most 2 text editers I use under linux. And just managing the servers that I have access to as a whole. Any help yall can give will be much appreaciated. Note, I have prompt but that doesn't seem to work well at all. Thanks much.
I'll be interested in what people suggest, as I've been half looking for something similar.
The developers of Prompt have indicated that the app is accessible with VoiceOver, but comments such as yours and others posted previously on here have stopped me from throwing down $15 on it.
In the meantime, and if you don't already know, you can use the Shortcuts app to run routine SSH commands such as those for starting and restarting services.
I have a Shortcut that presents me with a list of my most used commands. It works quite nicely, and is a quick and simple option for this use case.
what all have you tried?
I still use ssh terminal in an older version of ios.
What I've tried
I have tried all of the free terminal apps that I could find in the app store plus several of the payware options. The only apps that I found to be usable were SSh Terminal and textastic.
For me, SSh Terminal is easier to use with a blue tooth keyboard. However, control characters don't work as expected making it difficult to use programs such as nano. Additionally, vo reads extra characters in the terminal output which can be a little confusing at times.
Textastic is primarily a code editor with a built in file transfer and terminal client. I find the terminal tedious to use although it seems to be somewhat accessible although I couldn't make it work with an external keyboard. If I need to modify config files on my linux machine I tend to do it locally in Textastic and then use the file transfer feature to move it to the remote machine.
There is definitely a need for a decent and accessible terminal client for iOS.
Something for the toolbox
I find that a combination of Secure ShellFish (to make your server accessible through the Files app) and an in-place editor such as Pretext can also be a useful addition to the toolbox.