# Developer tools

# Apple

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
WWDC for macOS The unofficial WWDC app for macOS. Website Free Open-Source
NativeConnect Native Desktop Client for App Store Connect. Website Freemium Closed-Source


Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
TableTool A simple CSV editor for the Mac. Github Free Open-Source
Easy CSV Editor Easy user-friendly interface, it offers simplicity and flexibility to edit both small and large documents. AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Database manager

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Sequel Ace Sequel Ace is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL & MariaDB databases. AppStore Free Open-Source
TablePlus Modern, native, and friendly GUI tool for relational databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite & more. Website Paid Closed-Source
Base Base is an application for creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files. Website Paid Closed-Source
Postico A Modern PostgreSQL Client for the Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
PSequel PSequel provides a clean and simple interface for you to perform common PostgreSQL tasks quickly. Website Free Closed-Source
Core Data Lab View, analyze and track your Core Data app’s data (SQLite) AppStore Paid Closed-Source
SQLPro Studio A simple, powerful database manager for macOS, iOS and Windows. (Offers both Subscription and Paid version) AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Querious The best MySQL tool for MacOS. View, search, edit, import, export, build, configure, and monitor your MySQL and compatible databases easier than ever before. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Design tools

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Sketch to Xcode Drop in your Sketch file to export as Color Assets and Swift code. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Fabula Beautiful and easy to use animation creation and testing app.Tweak animation values in real-time. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Kelir Unique picker with a preview which color you are selecting. Once you pick a color, any code will be available for you to paste it. AppStore Freemium Closed-Source
Asset Catalog Tinkerer An app that lets you open .car files and browse/extract their images. Github Free Open-Source

# Development servers

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
MAMP Pro Easy to use webdev stack for local development. (Apache, Nginx, PHP & MySQL) Website Paid Closed-Source
RedisApp Easy way to manage Redis on the Mac via the menubar. Github Free Open-Source
VirtualHostX Easy-to-install local server environment for macOS. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Dictionaries

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Dash Instant offline access to 200+ API documentation sets. Website Free Closed-Source

# Diff/Merge

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope is the world’s most powerful file comparison app. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Araxis Merge Advanced 2 and 3-way file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization Website Paid Closed-Source

Pro tip: Xcode comes with a Diff/Merge app called FileMerge. You can launch it using spotlight.

# Documentation

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Mandrake Native man page editor for macOS with syntax highlighting, live mandoc syntax validation and a live-updating rendered preview. Website Free Closed-Source
CHM to PDF Converter Plus Easy tool for batch conversion of CHM(Compiled HTML Help) files into PDF files. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
CHM File Reader Simple app open and read CHM files, and convert CHM document to PDF format. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
A Companion for SwiftUI Companion for SwiftUI documents all the SwiftUI views, shapes, and protocols for the iOS and macOS platform. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Algorithms & Data Structures Collection of resources for programmers interested in learning more about algorithms and data structures in Swift. AppStore Free Open-Source

# IDEs

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Xcode Apple's IDE for macOS containing a suite of software development tools for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. AppStore Free Closed-Source
CodeRunner A lightweight, multi-language programming editor for macOS. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
VisualStudio for Mac Develop apps and games for iOS, Android, and web using .NET. Website Free Closed-Source
S4A IDE "Swift(TM) For Arduino" the is a tool to use the Swift(TM) language to write fully native code for the AVR microcontroller. AppStore Free Closed-Source


Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
JSON Editor JSON editor for data in a clean, uncluttered and user-friendly interface AppStore Paid Closed-Source
SmartBaby SmartBaby infer Swift Codable model from JSON to save your time. AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Hex

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Hex Fiend Hex Fiend is a fast, lean, and powerful hex editor built just for the Mac. AppStore Free Closed-Source
Synalyze It! Pro Binary File Analysis made easy AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Plist (XML)

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
PlistEdit Pro Advanced property list and JSON editor written for macOS. Website Paid Closed-Source
XML Notepad Easy and simple XML Editor AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Packaging

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
DropDMG DropDMG is the easiest way to create macOS disk images, as well as cross-platform archives. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
create-dmg Create a good-looking DMG for your macOS app in seconds. Github Free Open-Source
DMG Canvas Easy Professional Disk Image Creation Website Paid Closed-Source
ScriptToApp One-click to convert the script file into an app that can be run by double-clicking, and displays the result of the running script in the app window. AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# RegEx

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Patterns The ultimate tool for working with regular expressions. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Expressions An app to play with regular expressions. Easily and nicely. AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Server monitoring

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Simon Essential site monitoring tool for macOS. It checks servers for changes or failures and notifies you. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Testing

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Sim Genie Turbo-charge your workflow. Xcode’s simulator can do so much more. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Text editors

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
CotEditor The Plain-Text Editor for macOS. AppStore Free Closed-Source
SublimeText A fast and sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Website Freemium Closed-Source
TextMate Powerful and customizable text editor with support for a huge list of programming languages. Website Free Open-Source
VimR Neovim GUI for macOS. Github Free Open-Source
Visual Studio Code Free, multi-platform and open-source code editor by Microsoft ☢ ELECTRON ☢. Website Free Open-Source
BBEdit Simple professional text, code, and markup editor for the Macintosh. AppStore Freemium Closed-Source

# Tools / Automation

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
TeaCode Don't repeat yourself. Write your code snippets dynamicly. Website Paid Closed-Source
XCOrganizer Using metadata it finds all your Xcode Projects, Xcode Workspaces, Swift Playgrounds and Swift Packages in seconds. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
PENcode Encode and decode strings with ease! PenTesting is hard enough as it is. AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Translation

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
POEDIT The fastest and most convenient way to translate apps & sites with gettext. Website Freemium Closed-Source
iOSLocalizationEditor Simple macOS editor app to help you manage iOS and macOS app localizations by allowing you to edit all the translations side by side. Github Free Open-Source
18 Strings Automatic translation using strings from your other projects. See all the strings from all your files in your project in one simple and intuitive view. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
MISSIV Open and edit XLIFF documents. Translate exported XLIFF documents from Xcode on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. AppStore Subscription Closed-Source

# Web builder

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Expresso Espresso helps you write, code, design, build and publish with flair and efficiency. Website Paid Closed-Source
Whisk Lightweight HTML and PHP editor with a live preview pane that displays the updated page as you type. AppStore Freemium Closed-Source

# VCS (Version control systems)

# Git

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Tower Most powerful Git-client for MacOS. Website Subscription Closed-Source
SourceTree Free ans simple Git client. Website Free Closed-Source
Fork Fast and friendly git client for Mac and Windows. Website Paid Closed-Source
GitUp Visualize your repo like a pro. Website Free Open-Source
GitFox Commit faster, improve your code quality with superior diffs - and look good doing it. AppStore Subscription Closed-Source
Folio Simple version control for design teams based on Git Website Paid Closed-Source


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Versions Native subversion client for Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
Xversion Super easy enterprise class version control. Packed with features, blazing fast and beautifully designed. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
SnailSVN SnailSVN is a TortoiseSVN-like Apache Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a Finder extension. AppStore Freemium Closed-Source
Cornerstone The ultimate Subversion client for Mac just got better. Website Subscription Closed-Source

# Other

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
App Language Chooser App Language Chooser lets you run an application using the language of your choice, to display the user interface. AppStore Free Closed-Source
SnippetsLab A full-featured, professional code snippets manager. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Sitesucker SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads websites from the Internet. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Hopper The macOS and Linux Disassembler. Website Paid Closed-Source
xScope Created specifically for designers & developers, xScope is a powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Carbinize Generate gorgeous, highly customizable images from your code snippets. Ready to save or share. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Codye Present code in a beautiful way with Codye! AppStore Freemium Closed-Source
Lantern An open source Mac app for website auditing and crawling. AppStore Free Open-Source
OpenInTerminal Finder Toolbar app for macOS to open the current directory in Terminal, iTerm, Hyper or Alacritty Github Free Open-Source
Touch Bar Preview A small open source app to display your designs on the Touch Bar of MacBook Pro. Website Freem Open-Source
Paw Paw is a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test and describe the APIs you build or consume. Website Paid Closed-Source
CodeGraphics CodeGraphics is the first app that render your code in a gorgeous look! AppStore Paid Closed-Source
CopyRight Many apps require specific copyright information at the top of their files. This app aims to simplify the process and ensure you have consistent and correct copyright information on all of your Source Files. AppStore Free Closed-Source
Sequence Diagram Mac Sequence Diagram makes it incredibly easy to create UML 2.0 style sequence diagrams, using nothing more than plain text. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Date Format Creator Makes working with dates a little bit easier by giving you a date formatter to test and experiment with. Enter your UTS date format, pick a date and see how an NSDateFormatter would convert it into a string. AppStore Free Closed-Source
OpenGL Extensions Viewer This program displays the vendor name, the version implemented, the renderer name and the extensions of the current OpenGL 3D accelerator (note: May not work on your specific hw). AppStore Free Closed-Source
ShowClipboards View and test the pasteboard (clipboard) contents for both Carbon and NSPasteboard. Website Free Closed-Source