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3 Best Hidden Xcode Features

Every developer out there is a lot like a soldier. Soldiers fight wars with weapons. For us, our IDEs are our weapons in the terrible, bloody war against bugs and errors. Here are five amazing new weapons we’ve never seen before that I’m sure will help you commit genocide of errors with. The true wonder is hidden at the bottom of all the other stuff, just like this iceberg and these 3 features!

An iceberg with it’s hidden wonders under the surface.

3: Xcode Themes!

You can change the look of Xcode! I’m kind of bored of the classic light and dark themes, so how about these?

Look at this amazing retro IDE theme!

Just select it in Xcode -> Preferences and tap whatever suits you! You can even add your own themes!

Here’s a sample of how the editor would look with a different theme!

Ah, perfection.

2: Grammar checking?!

You can check grammar with Xcode?!

It turns out, Xcode can check for spelling and grammar mistakes inside of your code, but it won’t check the code itself so you don’t end up with millions of errors. I mean, how cool is this?!

As you can see in the screenshot above, it checks the string inside my text, and shows me the error just like in Google Docs or right here in the Medium article writer!

1: Convert Swift To Objective-C and back!

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen yet. There are services you can pay for to convert your code, like Swiftify, but this is built right into Xcode, completely free!

Free syntax conversion?? How did we not know about this??

You can even set a key binding for it! That’s just so cool.

I had tons of fun searching for these features, and I hope they’ll make your life easier. If you want to know when I find more, make sure to follow me! After all, I’m just one kid making all these articles. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you next time! Murder some errors for me!




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