My iOS Development Toolkit 2018
Last Update 27.02.2017
This is a curated list of iOS Development Tools, Websites, Services and Frameworks I am currently using.
- A modular plugin system for your iOS Apps called Fabric
- Testflight is a native beta test distribution framework
- Smooch is a great messaging SDK I am currently using to get direct feedback from my users.
- Mobile Analytics with Mixpanel
- I use Trello to manage my private projects
- When working in a Team, I prefer using a tool like JIRA directly connected with the Repository in conjunction with SCRUM and Gitflow Workflow
- Continuous Delivery made easy using Fastlane. It automatically builds, tests, signs and uploads your App to iTunes Connect, Hockey etc.. There are a lot more things to discover. Check out their Docs to learn more about all the available tools.
- I use PAW or Postman for testing and documenting RESTful APIs
- Find memory leaks and much more using Instruments
- Jazzy is a command-line utility that generates documentation for Swift or Objective-C
- If you are using GIT I can highly recommend Source Tree
- When working with Ruby or Python I prefer using Atom over Xcode
- A great Plugin Manager for Xcode called Alcatraz
- Access simulators application directory from your menu bar with SimPholders
- Cocoa Pods is a dependency management system for iOS Apps
- Carthage is a simple, decentralized dependency manager for Cocoa
- If you want to sniff HTTP-Request from your iDevice use Charles
- Improve your Debugging with a collection of LLDB commands called Chisel
- Turn drawings into code with Paint Code
- Icons8 App provides 23,400 Free Icons through a nice desktop client
- Pixelmator is a great low price Photoshop alternative for Mac OS
- Power JSON Editor is a great tool to edit and overview your JSON Files
- With Sip you can collect, organize & share your colors.
- Kap is an open-source screen recorder built with web technology
- I use Pocket across all my devices to store Articles for a later read.
- CCMenu displays the build status of projects on a continuous integration server as an item in the Mac’s menu bar.
Frameworks and Libraries
- Awesome-iOS is a curated list of useful Libraries sorted by category.
- Networking in Objective-C made easy using AFNetworking
- Networking in Swift made easy using Alamofire
- PromiseKit make asynchronous operations composable, flexible objects.
- Jelly provides custom view controller transitions with just a few lines of code
- AudioKit is a powerful audio synthesis, processing and analysis framework
- FBTweaks is a great way to manipulate parameters at Runtime
- Branching approach for Git called Gitflow Workflow
- Realm is a great Core Data alternative
- Get strong typed, autocompleted resources like images, fonts and segues in Swift projects using R.swift
- Visualize touches, gestures and long presses on your iPhone or iPad with COSTouchVisualizer
- SwiftLint is a tool that enforces Swift style and conventions as errors and warnings directly inside Xcode
- Terminal Cheat-Sheet My personal cheat sheet for the Mac OS Terminal
Blogs and Websites
- Ray Wenderlich provides high-quality programming tutorials
- Books, Talks and Tutorials on Objc.io
- NSHipster is a journal of the overlooked bits in Objective-C, Swift, and Cocoa. Updated weekly.
- Weekly bite-sized screencasts on iOS development. NSScreencast
- A state of the art developer blog called Natasha the Robot
- Create useful .gitignore files for your project on gitignore.io
- Pttrns is a collection of design patterns, resources and inspiration.
- You can find a great list of iOS Tools & Resources on iOSDev.tools
- Cocoa Controls provides 4200 open source UI components
for iOS and OS X.
- You can find short and factful articles on NSHint
- Great blog around iOS and co. khanlou
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