To be abundantly clear, I'm looking for a web inspector (like Chrome's) that I can use on an iOS device like an iPad to debug web pages without a computer.

I'm aware that you can connect your phone to your laptop and do remote debugging, but that's not what I'm asking about.

Background: I'm a web programmer thinking of ditching my MacBook Pro for the new iPad Pro. I have my full dev environment setup on Nitrous, and I have a multitude of possible replacements for Sketch (like iDraw, though I've been bugging the Sketch team non-stop to announce an iOS version, as I would love to stay with Sketch if at all possible). The only thing I'm missing is a web inspector to use on the iPad itself to debug CSS & JS.

So, are there any such solutions out there for debugging web pages on iOS without a computer?

  • I kind of think using an ipad will be slower without a mouse. Feb 8, 2019 at 23:34

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I found this app, but not sure how extensive is it compared to a traditional web inspector

Ergo Web Tools by James Finley https://appsto.re/us/3vdC_.i

Let me know if you've found an alternative or something


I have been using MIHTool: https://www.mihtool.com/ - It’s not quite as good as being on Chrome on a Desktop but it gets some of the job done!

I also use Inspect Browser https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inspect-browser/id1203594958?mt=8

  • ‪Does Inspect Browser app allow debugging JS step by step just like chrome on windows by hitting f12 and step through by hitting f10?‬If not is there any ios app that allow it without using mac or pc? Thanks. Jan 17, 2018 at 1:16

You may try the Gear browser. It can inspect elements, view source, pickup color, full-screen snapshot, and more, and also available on both iPhone and iPad.



You have to go to Settings - > Advanced -> Web Inspector and then turn it on and plug in your computer and inspect a webpage that you want.

  • 2
    The question is how to debug without a computer.
    – mmmmmm
    Feb 8, 2019 at 17:57
  • That said, the best way is probably with a computer, in which point the above question is the best answer. (I came here not caring about a computer, just funneled here by Google)
    – Anthony
    Dec 5, 2019 at 19:35

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