We’re big fans of iOS 8’s new Extensions framework, and a new Extension by developer Paul Hudson lets you view the source code for a webpage, right within Safari.
Here’s how you do it:
- Download and install View Source from this App Store link ($0.99).
- Open the app once, and then hop back to Safari.
- Open the webpage whose source you want to view in Safari.
- Tap on the Share button to bring up iOS 8’s Share sheet.
- The second row of icons contains Action Extensions. Scroll to the right of this row to reveal the More icon, and tap on it.
- You should see a list of available extensions, scroll to the View Source extension, and enable it by turning on the toggle.
- Now tap on the View Source icon.
- You should now see a new screen with the source code of the page.
- You can copy the source code to your clipboard or send it as an email.
This could be very useful to web developers who want to have a peek at the source code of their site, while they’re on the go.