Xcode 4+

Developer Tools


    • 2.6 • 279 Ratings
    • Free



Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Apple Vision Pro. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Swift programming language make developing apps easy and fun.

Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and C/C++/Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features:

Innovative tools help you create great apps
• Swift is an intuitive programming language that is safe, fast, and modern
• SwiftUI is a revolutionary framework to create user interfaces with a declarative Swift syntax
• Playgrounds are a fun way to experiment and interact with Swift code
• View debugging shows a 3D stack of all your app's UI view layers at runtime
• Split editors in virtually unlimited ways, show previews, or choose an assistant to see related content
• Live issues display errors as you type, and Fix-its improve your code with just a click
• Source control navigator and service integrations help you manage code across a team

SwiftUI and Interface Builder make it easy to design your interface
• SwiftUI uses declarative Swift code that clearly describes your interface
• Design canvas graphically builds UI views using the library of controls and modifiers
• Preview SwiftUI code or UIKit interfaces in different screen sizes, orientations, and font sizes
• SwiftUI code is always in perfect sync with the graphical design canvas and previews
• Animations are built using simple commands that describe the action you want to see

Professional editor and debugger keep your code front and center
• Refactoring makes it easy to modify the structure of Swift, Objective-C, C, and C++ code
• Open Quickly instantly opens any file within your project
• Data tips and Quick Look can inspect a variable by hovering your mouse over code while debugging

Instruments for performance analysis
• Compare CPU, disk, memory, and GPU performance as graphical tracks over time
• Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause
• Analyze your app directly, or sample the entire system with very little overhead
• Create custom instruments with unique visualizations to analyze your own code and frameworks

To test or run applications on an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, or Apple Vision Pro all you need is a free Apple ID. To submit your apps to the App Store you must be a member of the Apple Developer Program. Some features may require Internet access.

What’s New

Version 15.4

Xcode 15.4 includes Swift 5.10 and SDKs for iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, tvOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, visionOS 1.2, and macOS Sonoma 14.5.
This update provides bug fixes and improved stability.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
279 Ratings

279 Ratings

Muhammad K Ali ,

Review Xcode

I will not give more than 3/5.

Eno Elmeri ,

My favorite professional tool so far in my life

After almost 10 years in iOS development, I’m still myself the primary bottleneck of my productivity, not the tools. Never felt like looking into alternatives, this one just works as I expect.

(Although I wish they’d drop Interface Builder completely — I *hate* inheriting legacy projects where a developer thought it’s sustainable to develop real-world user interfaces with a powerpoint instead of just doing everything in code — but at least it doesn’t push me too much into using it. Deleting the one initial storyboard from every new project isn’t that difficult. :)

DocSilveri ,

Moronic concept

So... there's this huge package that I need to update every now and then called Xcode that includes an IDE that I never use, just to get some basic libraries to compile software from github etc.

I'm not a professional coder, but when I do code, I tend to use sleeker IDEs and besides I code in python, and I anyway need to install that separately if I want to use the latest version.

Perhaps some developers need to make their programs run in every imaginable Apple platform, but WHY for goddsake didn't you make this modula in the first place, so one could just install Xcode "essentials" without the unnecessary IDE and the iOS stuff etc, that could easily be added from preferences etc?

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