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I ported youtube-dl to Pythonista - see the repo here. Please post all issues/bugs/ideas etc. there. (I plan on updating it from master weekly.)

Started by hyshai (in Share Code) — 1 reply 10 minutes ago

Import Scripts written on Mac/PC to Pythonista?

Is there any convenient way to import/move/copy a script written on a 'proper' computer into Pythonista? "Open in" from Dropbox or my Samba client does not work; meanwhile I noticed a corresponding post on this site that explains that this is something ...

Started by drscheme (in General) — 8 replies, latest 41 minutes ago

Replace each character in a string with a corresponding image

I'm pretty new to python, and use the the pythonista app on my ipad to get some hands-on practice with it. I want to put something together in pythonista that converts a string of text into my handwriting by searching for each character and essentially rep...

Started by wtpetersen (in General) — 22 replies, latest 3 hours ago

Writers Needed for Pythonista Tools Blog

Working on overhauling the Pythonista Tools website, I need to know if I can get some volunteer writers for the upcoming blog?

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 5 replies, latest 4 hours ago

Accessing sub views

I have a webview library object (named webview1) placed on the .pyui canvas. It's from the Pythonista gui editor library. I access this with the code below. How do I access this same webview object if it is placed as a subview in a scrollview named scroll...

Started by donnieh (in General) — 2 replies, latest 6 hours ago

Trouble pushing a branch up to github

I have developed a new version of chordcalc with capo functionality. I hav used gitui and shellista to maintian a local ghit reposity for the development. The new verison is in a separate branch. </Documents/chordcalc/chordCalc >git branch * dev...

Started by polymerchm (in Questions) — 15 replies, latest 16 hours ago

Another newbie question: How to find the pathname to files associated with other apps?

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask something so basic, but I've searched and I'm stumped... I have some pdf files that I downloaded using the browser's "open_in" capability, that I associated with the Nook app (just because it was convenient at...

Started by michael_recchione (in Questions) — 3 replies, latest 16 hours ago

Load webview url

Newbie here. Why won't this load? I have a webview placed in the UI. import ui w1 = ui.WebView('webview1') w1.load_url('')

Started by donnieh (in General) — 7 replies, latest 18 hours ago


This one is dedicated to ccc (I watched the EuroPython!) for all his Help due to me being new and somewhat unsmart mistakes This is my app that makes a chart And is called Chartz # PieMaker # This simple thingymajigger (<- be careful that word is in n...

Started by reefboy1 (in General) — 3 replies, latest 19 hours ago

Floats with colors

Ok so I was trying to change the color with console.set_color() And it ask for a float. Here it comes; What is a float and can you please give an example of how to change the color Thanks!

Started by reefboy1 (in General) — 2 replies, latest 19 hours ago

chordcalc - a stringed instrument chord calculator

chordcalc is a gui-based version of Gek S. Low's chordcalc 0.3. Too many features to describe. See the readme on the github repository. Includes, a program to create 96 2-sec sound files that allow the script to play the sounds of the frett...

Started by polymerchm (in Share Code) — 37 replies, latest 22 hours ago

[Solved] installing modules with pipista & shellista

Dear all, what I want: install decorator what I did so far: 1) created a file "shellista" in pythonista from 2) ran shellista, downloaded the package "decorator-3.4.0.tar.gz" and unpacked it by using untgz I no...

Started by BlackTea123 (in General) — 4 replies, latest 1 day ago

Word Cloud?

Curious if anyone has made a Tag/Word cloud script? I found a python script on GitHub. But I'm not sure how or if it is possible to get it to work in Pythonista. source would be from Editorial or Drafts. thank you

Started by kleerkoat (in Questions)

New Xcode Template (beta)

I've made a new Xcode template for turning Pythonista scripts into apps. It's based on the current beta of v. 1.6, so it's work-in-progress... Some notes: 64-bit devices (iPhone 5s/6, iPad Air...) are supported now, but the 64-bit simulator isn't, so if...

Started by omz (in General) — 15 replies, latest 1 day ago

Instructions for Pythonista beginners

Seeing a few new people join the forum and ask questions lately, I was thinking that it might be good to have someone write a quick intro to the forum, what some of the must-have tools, how to go about getting those setup on Pythonista, and how to increase...

Started by dvader9 (in General) — 5 replies, latest 1 day ago

[HELP] TypeError: Expected callable/function

I was trying to implement a live updating timer. Well, a love updating label that will ultimately be proportionate to the time passed. I was able to implement it successfully in a test script, but when I popped the previously working function into the actu...

Started by Tizzy (in Questions) — 5 replies, latest 1 day ago


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Started by reefboy1 (in General)

Nose on Pythonista

Is anyone using nose on Pythonista? If so can you post a quick explaination of how best to install it and "run" it or use it effectively?

Started by wradcliffe (in General)


I've been developing some CGI based scripts in Pythonista and had intended to use the CGIHTTPServer module to test them, but when I tried to import the module I got an error saying the module did not exist. I assume this is due to Apple's restrictions on e...

Started by Omega0 (in General) — 3 replies, latest 1 day ago

My RPG/Help/suggestions

Ok so this is my first time actually trying to TRY to do something in Python and I am going to need some suggestions . Also feel free to add code and post. My code: #coding: utf-8 import sound import speech print(' รถ ') print('-|-') print('| |') op = r...

Started by reefboy1 (in General) — 10 replies, latest 2 days ago