iSH icon iSH running on an iPhone

Wait, what's iSH?


iSH is a project to get a Linux shell environment running locally on your iOS device, using a usermode x86 emulator.

iSH running on an iPad

...and it works on iPad, too!

BusyBox

You can edit files with sed and cat, move them around, and more!

Starting BusyBox on an iPhone

The Keyboard

iSH's keyboard addition makes navigation easier.
Here's what the buttons do:

The iSH keyboard addition on an iPhone

Sounds cool, can I get that?


Of course, let's get started!

Join the TestFlight Beta

Build iSH from source

Join our Discord server if you have any questions or concerns, or you just want to chat! There's also a subreddit for discussions and a Twitter.

You can also become a patron if you would like support iSH. Donations are very much appreciated, but will never be required; the app will always be completely free.