Xcode 4+

Developer Tools


    • 3.6 • 5.2K Ratings
    • Free



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 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

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 13.4.1

Xcode 13.4.1 includes SDKs for iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, tvOS 15.4, watchOS 8.5, and macOS Monterey 12.3, and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Ananthu A S Nair ,

Problem faced by Mac user with 128GB of storage

i have a 128GB storage Mac Air. Every time i should unninstall Xcode or other apps or files to update xcode's new version. Cos my Mac wont allow to download or install the updates when the available disk space is below 43 to 45. So kindly consider this as a request and do the needful like delete the unwanted catches or unwanted files when installing the new version. Cos its really taking my time as well as my data... So pls consider this as a request and help me and others who is facing the same problem. Hope it wont happen in the next update. Thnqq.

.........Irish ,

review about app store rather than xcode

I have been using xcode for a year and a half now and have been quite satisfied with it. The MAIN ISSUE that I have as plenty of others have pointed out is the issue of updating/ downloading it. When the file sixe itself is around 7-8gb it is very irritating and loss of data and money to have to try to do it twice or thrice. I do not understand why this issue has not been fixed when clearly so many are facing the similar issue for around a year now. I was not going to write this review in case it was rectified but no, the experience has not been pleasing and as a consumer it is very dissappointing to see this from a company like apple. I hope you fix it.

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Lost a day’s work

I don’t know how this happened, but Xcode decided to recursively create the project folder and place copies of the entire project inside it. There must be at least 100 sub-directories under each folder with the entire project. The best thing is that Xcode decided to place all of these in a folder which wasn’t being tracked by GIT. All of the work that I was doing was recursively being placed in the folder which wasn’t tracked by GIT. An entire day’s work was lost after I switched to another branch. Apple’s worth is in billions, but what’s the point in having so much money if you can’t hire decent engineers and testers to prevent serious issues like this from happening? Start giving importance to developers the same way you give importance to users.

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