Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. 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 new 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 modifyers
• 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
• Third-party app extensions can add new capabilities to the source editor

Test driven development is built right in
• Use the Test Navigator to add, edit, or run unit tests or user interface tests with just a click
• Test Assistant makes it easy to edit your code and related tests, side-by-side
• Create continuous integration bots to build and test on a server Mac running Xcode

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, or Apple Watch 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 11.1

Xcode 11.1 includes Swift 5.1 and SDKs for iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS Catalina 10.15

• SwiftUI framework and design tools work together to enable a new way to build user intefaces
• Declarative syntax defines your user interface using easy-to-read Swift code
• Design tools make it as easy as drag-and-drop to construct and edit your views
• Code you write is always in sync with the design and preview canvas
• Library of controls and modifiers make it easy to build complex interfaces
• Animations are built using simple commands that describe the action you want to see
• Preview your real app running on multiple device types, orientations, and font sizes
• Share common code across all Apple platforms, and add custom experiences for each OS

Mac Catalyst brings iPad apps to the Mac
• Click a single checkbox in your iPad project to add a native Mac app
• One project and set of source code creates iPhone, iPad, and Mac versions of your app
• Customize elements of your app for an experience unique to Mac
• Add new SwiftUI code to your project along side existing UIKit code
• Submit to the Mac App Store or notarize for outside distribution

Swift and Swift Packages
• Swift packages are supported throughout, including build, debug, and SCM workflows
• Use Swift packages from GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, or your own hosts
• Download packages automatically based on dependency analysis
• Create your own packages to share code among all your apps, or to publish for the community

iOS dark mode
• Switch between light and dark mode instantly while developing and debugging
• Asset catalog makes it easy to control images and colors for dark and light mode

• Editor minimap gives a bird’s eye view of your code so you can quickly jump to any line
• Each editor view has its own preview, assistant, or other complementary views
• Split any editor pane to layout your workspace exactly as you want

Other improvements
• Build stand-alone watchOS apps with a faster debugging experience
• Simulator launches quickly and uses the GPU to accelerate Metal code
• Test plans give you greater control of your test harness with sharable results bundles
• Automatically generate localized screenshots using UI tests as part of your test plan
• Source control adds support for stash and cherry-pick operations
• Simulate device conditions such as a slow network or thermal warnings while debugging
• Metrics tab in the Organizer shows how efficiently your app runs on customer devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

ArcherGod007 ,

Nice Software

I am not very good at Apple App coding, but came from Visual Studio on Windows environment. I use XCode 2 yrs ago for editing an app for first time and after few hours it feels like home to me. Though at time it is slow, but maybe I am not good to configure it or my app is like that. However, I hate updating this app using Mac App Store, it always take 2-3 download attempt to get it upgrade. Been a 5-6 GB App if you have to download 2-3 times it take time and internet bandwidth both which cost money.

in all XCode is good, app store is not ...

ShastriyaSangeet ,

Poor UI design, slow downloads, incompatible installations

I have been using XCode for past 5 years, but purely because Apple forces me to do so if I want to develop for iOS. This in itself is really sad, but then they don't care about developers who spend most of their time in Windows tools, which have evolved much better and user-friendly.

- XCode's minimalistic UI still feels tacky, and whenever I need some advanced editor functionality, I can't find it.
- Using XCode on Mac Mini (as I have been doing) requires me to use standard keyboards, whose key-mappings with XCode are confusing.
- Every few weeks, XCode wants to update itself with several GB of downloads, which slows down my work unnecessarily.
- Most frustratingly, today XCode updated itself to some version and now it says it can't run because it needs to have a higher version of the operating system. I have no idea how to update the OS version. The App Store updates do not show any available updates for my OS. This is really bad. I have already wasted 3 hours downloading and installing new version of XCode, and now I am stuck.

Apple, is this your way of treating developers who pay you $100 per year? God, please forgive them...

gurjitdhiman ,

Too much slow.

i am using MacBook Air. ilove the coding with this using Xcode. Using xcode 8 its workig pretty fine. By rading new features in xcode 9 i did upgrade my Xcode . pretty fine and i ffeel some new wedding features like renaming a identifier by reflector is pretty good and also the simulators and wireless dibugging etc are too good. But the main thing is its bulky kernel. its takig so much memory and hangging up so many time during edditing and dont now why its compiling again and again. plz take a look on this on Macbook air and othe devices. its making me irritating. i love the apple biz of its memory and process management but this this not a good standard. Plz review , Thanks and keep improving.:-)


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7.6 GB
Developer Tools

macOS 10.14.4 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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