There are a lot of Xcode plugins to augment the IDE with additional features, conveniences etc., but it is a pain to discover and install such plugins. Alcatraz is a really great package manager that makes it a breeze to install Xcode plugins. Here’s how it looks:
In Alcatraz, you’ll find plugins, color schemes and templates for code fragments. You can install it by visiting alcatraz.io.
Here are some of the best Xcode plugins available in Alcatraz to boost your productivity:
Like the fuzzy search in the Open Quickly (? + Shift + O) dialog? Bring the same fuzzy search to variable auto completion:
Make your debugging sessions more pleasant with this plugin that auto hides the debugger as soon as you start typing:
Increase or decrease font size with ?+ or ?-.
See the actual image while typing
[UIImage imageNamed:]. Magical!
See localisations of a string as you type
NSLocalizedString(@"content", @"content") with a keyboard shortcut
Like KSImageNamed, but for
UIColors. Don’t like the color? Edit it with the standard color picker, and the plugin will insert the RGB values for you:
Pick colors from anywhere in the system, and copy them as
Have an enum, and want to write a switch statement with all enum values? Type the variable, and the plugin generates all the cases:
Get a Sublime Text like minimap in the standard Xcode editor
Jump between methods, pragma marks etc. with keyboard shortcuts.
Align code around the = sign, by
Bring Vim key bindings to Xcode. Sadly this plugin breaks with Xcode 5.1.
Posted by Rounak Jain on iOS Dev Tips