Watchdog for Xcode 4+

Cerebral Gardens

    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings
    • $4.99



If you're a developer using Xcode®, you need Watchdog.

Watchdog monitors Xcode and automatically cleans up stale cache files that prevent you from getting a good build. It will save you hours of aggravation dealing with a number of problems you might see including:

• Old images that you've replaced, still showing up in your app.
• The DerivedData folder growing continuously over time, often taking up 10+ gigabytes of space.
• Constants/Defines not updating in the app after you've changed them in the code.
• Localization file changes not being seen.
• Phantom breakpoints and/or breakpoints stopping on the wrong line.
• Xcode refusing to run a build on your device, only reporting something obscure like: "Error launching remote program: No such file or directory"

You will often clean build, quit Xcode, restart your Mac and devices and sometimes even blow away your entire repo and re-clone, just to try and fix some strange bug that doesn't make sense and won't go away - wasting precious hours.

Don’t waste any more time. Install Watchdog.

Xcode is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

What’s New

Version 1.9

• Minor updates in preparation for our larger 2.0 update coming soon
• Note: 2.0 will be a free update for anyone that has purchased 1.x

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

JDFourpoint ,

Keeps things running smooth

Great App that keeps deriveddata under control!

sleepypanda ,

Works great

Not much to say, it’s a nice small app that stops my projects using old assets and the like.

TheDudeAbides ,

Much needed! Great!

Derived data was taking up over 10 gigs on my laptop! This recovered it!


App Privacy

The developer, Cerebral Gardens, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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