# Developer tools

# Apple

⇵ Name Description Download
NativeConnect (opens new window) Native Desktop Client for App Store Connect. Website (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
WWDC for macOS (opens new window) The unofficial WWDC app for macOS. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Sessions (opens new window) App for watching WWDC session videos. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source

# CSV

⇵ Name Description Download
Easy CSV Editor (opens new window) Easy user-friendly interface with simplicity and flexibility to edit documents. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
TableTool (opens new window) A simple CSV editor for the Mac. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source

# Database managers

⇵ Name Description Download
Base (opens new window) Creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Core Data Lab (opens new window) View, analyze and track your Core Data app’s data (SQLite) AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
IOBrowser (opens new window) IOKit registry browser. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
PSequel (opens new window) Clean and simple UI to perform for common PostgreSQL tasks quickly. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Postico (opens new window) A Modern PostgreSQL Client for the Mac. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Querious (opens new window) MySQL tool to view, search, edit, import, export, build, configure, and monitor. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
SQLPro Studio (opens new window) A simple, powerful database manager for macOS, iOS and Windows. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
SQLiteFlow (opens new window) SQLite editor which is intuitive, stable and reliable to use. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Sequel Ace (opens new window) Fast, easy-to-use database management application for MySQL & MariaDB. AppStore (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Star TablePlus (opens new window) Modern GUI for relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite etc.) Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Design tools

⇵ Name Description Download
Adaptivity (opens new window) Visualize Size Classes, margins, layout, readable content, safe area etc. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Aqua Swatch (opens new window) Match Color, Material & Icons AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Asset Catalog Creator Pro (opens new window) Takes any image and turn it into a complete ready to use app icon package. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Asset Catalog Tinkerer (opens new window) An app that lets you open .car files and browse/extract their images. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
ColorSet (opens new window) Utility and framework to manage custom interface colors. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Couverture (opens new window) Easing & Spring Curve Editor AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Fabula (opens new window) Easy to use animation creation and testing app in real-time. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
NSWindow Designer (opens new window) Create preset window templates help you design or learn NSWindow faster. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Sketch to Xcode (opens new window) Drop in your Sketch file to export as Color Assets and Swift code. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
UI Browser (opens new window) The ultimate assistant for Accessibility and GUI Scripting Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
San Fransymbols (opens new window) Viewer for system SF Symbols AppStore (opens new window) Paid In-app Closed-Source
SF Menu Bar (opens new window) Symbols image browser AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Development platforms/services

⇵ Name Description Download
MAMP Pro (opens new window) Easy to use webstack for local development (Apache, Nginx, PHP, MySQL). Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
RedisApp (opens new window) Easy way to manage Redis on the Mac via the menubar. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
VirtualHostX (opens new window) Easy-to-install local server environment for macOS. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
mongoDB app (opens new window) The easiest way to get started with mongoDB on the Mac. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source

# Dictionaries

⇵ Name Description Download
Dash (opens new window) Instant offline access to 200+ API documentation sets. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source

# Diff/Merge

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

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

# Documentation

⇵ Name Description Download
A Companion for SwiftUI (opens new window) Documents all SwiftUI views, shapes, and protocols for iOS and macOS. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Algorithms & Data Structures (opens new window) Collection of resources of algorithms and data structures in Swift. AppStore (opens new window) Free Open-Source
CHM File Reader (opens new window) Simple app open, read and convert CHM files into PDF. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
CHM to PDF Converter Plus (opens new window) Easy tool for batch conversion of CHM files into PDF. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Mandrake (opens new window) Native man page editor for macOS with syntax highlighting and validation. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source

# IDEs

⇵ Name Description Download
CodeRunner (opens new window) A lightweight, multi-language programming editor for macOS. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
MaciASL (opens new window) A native AML compiler and IDE for macOS Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
S4A IDE (opens new window) Write fully native code for the AVR microcontroller using Swift. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
VisualStudio for Mac (opens new window) Develop apps and games for iOS, Android, and web using .NET. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Xcode (opens new window) Apple's IDE for software development for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source

# JSON

⇵ Name Description Download
JSON Editor (opens new window) JSON editor for data in a clean, uncluttered and user-friendly interface AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Lexi (opens new window) Text & Tree view for JSON AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Hex, Hashes and Memory

⇵ Name Description Download
Bit Fiddle (opens new window) Converts decimal, hexadeciaml, binary and ASCII characters. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
File Peek (opens new window) Hex Editor, Hashes & File Info AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Hash Calculator (opens new window) Calculate file checksum(hash) using many common hash algorithms. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Hex Converter (opens new window) Easily convert between hexadecimal number to decimal etc. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Hex Fiend (opens new window) Hex Fiend is a fast, lean, and powerful hex editor built just for the Mac. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
HextEdit (opens new window) Fast and lightweight hex editor for viewing and editing binary data. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
membuddy (opens new window) Dynamic memory analysis and visualisation tool. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Synalyze It! Pro (opens new window) Binary File Analysis made easy AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Unicycle (opens new window) Converts between text, decimal, hex, and binary representations of UTF-8 text. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source

# Monitoring

⇵ Name Description Download
Simon (opens new window) Monitors servers for changes or failures, and notifies you. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Website Watchman (opens new window) Monitor, archive, go back in time. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Plist (XML)

⇵ Name Description Download
Star PLIST Editor (opens new window) Easy to use editor for property list (.plist) data. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
PlistEdit Pro (opens new window) Advanced property list and JSON editor written for macOS. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
XML Notepad (opens new window) Easy and simple XML Editor AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Packaging

⇵ Name Description Download
App Wrapper (opens new window) Post-Build Processor for the macOS Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
DMG Canvas (opens new window) Easy Professional Disk Image Creation Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
DropDMG (opens new window) DropDMG is the easiest way to create macOS disk images, as well as cross-platform archives. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
ExeWrapper (opens new window) Microsoft Authenticode Signing from Mac. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
ScriptToApp (opens new window) One-click convert script file into an app. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
create-dmg (opens new window) Create a good-looking DMG for your macOS app in seconds. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source

# RegEx

⇵ Name Description Download
Expressions (opens new window) An app to play with regular expressions. Easily and nicely. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Patterns (opens new window) The ultimate tool for working with regular expressions. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
RegExp (opens new window) Testing regular expressions in native flavours (Go, Swift, JavaSciprt, POSIX) AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source

# Snippet managers

⇵ Name Description Download
Snipper App (opens new window) Your code snippets manager AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
Star SnippetsLab (opens new window) A full-featured, professional code snippets manager. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Snippit (opens new window) Create & Edit Snippets in Objective-C, Swift, Python, Javascript and dozens more! AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Testing

⇵ Name Description Download
Patchman (opens new window) A macOS application to test APIs with HTTP methods GitHub (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Sim Genie (opens new window) Turbo-charge your workflow. Xcode’s simulator can do so much more. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Paw (opens new window) Full-featured HTTP client that lets you test and describe APIs you build or use. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Proxyman (opens new window) Native Web Debugging Proxy. Capture, inspect, and manipulate HTTP(s) requests/responses with ease. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source

# Text editors

⇵ Name Description Download
BBEdit (opens new window) Simple professional text, code, and markup editor for the Macintosh. AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
CotEditor (opens new window) The Plain-Text Editor for macOS. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Nimble (opens new window) Lightweight native macOS editor GitHub (opens new window) Free Open-Source
SublimeText (opens new window) A fast and sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Website (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
TextMate (opens new window) Powerful and customizable text editor with support many programming languages. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
VimR (opens new window) Neovim GUI for macOS. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
jEditor (opens new window) Fast & Powerful Text Editor written in Swift. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
CodeEdit (opens new window) Editor by the community, for the community, unapologetically for macOS Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source

# Tools / Automation

⇵ Name Description Download
Keewordz (opens new window) Track your iPhone and Mac Apps Keyword Rankings right from your Mac. AppStore (opens new window) Freem Closed-Source
PENcode (opens new window) Encode and decode strings with ease! PenTesting is hard enough as it is. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
TeaCode (opens new window) Don't repeat yourself. Write your code snippets dynamicly. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
XCOrganizer (opens new window) Using metadata search for Projects, Workspaces, Playgrounds and Packages. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
MacGPG (opens new window) Encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify files or messages. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Rosetta Enforcer (opens new window) Convert Universal Binary application to Single Architecture. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source

# Translation

⇵ Name Description Download
18 Strings (opens new window) Automatic translation using strings from your other projects. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Localization Editor (opens new window) Edit iOS and MacOS app translations side by side. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
MISSIV (opens new window) Open and edit XLIFF documents. Translate exported XLIFF documents from Xcode. AppStore (opens new window) Subscription Closed-Source
POEDIT (opens new window) Fast and most convenient way to translate apps and sites with gettext. Website (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source

# VCS (Version control systems)

# Git

⇵ Name Description Download
Folio (opens new window) Simple version control for design teams based on Git Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Star Fork (opens new window) Fast and friendly git client for Mac and Windows. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
GitFinder (opens new window) Simple git client for Mac with Finder integration. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
GitFox (opens new window) Commit faster, improve your code quality with superior diffs - and look good doing it. AppStore (opens new window) Subscription Closed-Source
GitUp (opens new window) Visualize your repo like a pro. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
SourceTree (opens new window) Free ans simple Git client. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
TaoGit (opens new window) Convenient Git client for Mac AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
Star Tower (opens new window) Most powerful Git-client for MacOS. Website (opens new window) Subscription Closed-Source
Xit (opens new window) Graphical tool for working with git repositories. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
GitIcons (opens new window) Adds project repo logos as folder icons. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source

# SVN

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

# Web builders

⇵ Name Description Download
Expresso (opens new window) Espresso helps you write, code, design, build and publish with flair and efficiency. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Whisk (opens new window) Lightweight HTML and PHP editor with a live preview pane. AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source

# Other

⇵ Name Description Download
App Language Chooser (opens new window) Run an application using the language of your choice, to display the user interface. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Appflyx (opens new window) Sales Reports of Your Apps AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
Boop (opens new window) Get simple tasks done in a native, safe, and welcoming environment. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
CCache GUI (opens new window) GUI helper application for the ccache tool. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
CL!ng (opens new window) Get all the information about your OpenCL or Metal enabled device AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Carbinize (opens new window) Generate highly customizable images from your code snippets. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
CodeGraphics (opens new window) Render your code in a gorgeous look! AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Codye (opens new window) Present code in a beautiful way with Codye! AppStore (opens new window) Freemium Closed-Source
Console (opens new window) A replacement for the default macOS console application Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
CopyRight (opens new window) Ensure you have consistent and correct copyright information on all source files. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Date Format Creator (opens new window) Date formatter to test and experiment with (UTS, NSDateFormatter, String). AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
DevToys (opens new window) Swiss Army Knife DevTools for MacOS Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
DevUtils app (opens new window) Offline Toolbox for Developers Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Diagnostics (opens new window) Display diagnostic (crash) reports of macOS apps. Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Ducky (opens new window) Ducky is a document-based app that helps you infer models from JSON. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Hopper (opens new window) The macOS and Linux Disassembler. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Knuff (opens new window) The debug application for Apple Push Notification Service (APNs). Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Lantern (opens new window) An open source Mac app for website auditing and crawling. AppStore (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Notarize (opens new window) Notarization status monitoring tool for macOS. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Notched Up (opens new window) Notch Simulator for the macOS AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
OpenGL Extensions Viewer (opens new window) Displays the vendor name, version, renderer and extensions. AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
OpenInTerminal (opens new window) Finder Toolbar app for macOS to open the current directory in Terminal Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Pasteboard Viewer (opens new window) Inspect the system pasteboards AppStore (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Sequence Diagram (opens new window) Create UML 2.0 style sequence diagrams using plain text. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
ShowClipboards (opens new window) View and test the pasteboard contents for both Carbon and NSPasteboard. Website (opens new window) Free Closed-Source
Sitesucker (opens new window) Automatically downloads websites from the Internet. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Touch Bar Preview (opens new window) Display designs on the Touch Bar of MacBook Pro. Website (opens new window) Freem Open-Source
WebScraper (opens new window) Scrape data or archive content from a website. Website (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source
Xcodes.app (opens new window) Switch between multiple Xcode versions Github (opens new window) Free Open-Source
Xclean (opens new window) Menu bar app with to clear Xcode's derived data or module cache. Website (opens new window) Free Open-Source
xScope (opens new window) Set of tools for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts. AppStore (opens new window) Paid Closed-Source