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5 Essential Add-ons for Xcode

As a software developer, we are always want to maximize productivity while maintaining the quality codes. Here are some add-ons for Xcode which helps in improving the functionality of XCode 6.


Alcatraz is an open-source package manager for Xcode. It lets you discover and install plugins, templates and color schemes without the need for manually cloning or copying files. It installs itself as a part of Xcode and it feels like home.


CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C Cocoa projects. It has over eighteen thousand libraries and can help you scale your projects elegantly. CocoaPods is built with Ruby and is installable with the default Ruby available on OS X.


FontasticIcons is simply an Objective-C wrapper for iconic fonts. Those of you that work with CSS have probably been using iconic fonts for some time and there is plenty of reasons to do so.


This tool will help you in preparing app icons and artwork with its simple user interface and drag and drop file support. You simply add in your icon artwork at 1024×1024 and it generates icons for iOS 1-7.


Rapidly create beautiful, high-fidelity mockups of iOS, iPad and iPhone applications with Mocks. It is not an add-on instead of that it is am an application that has a built-in collection of graphics depicting iOS UI controls and widgets (like buttons, toolbars, and text fields). Drag these controls from the Library palette on the left to the central Canvas area where you compose your mockups. Alignment guides (both automatic and user-created) help you keep your designs in line.

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