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 easier and more fun than ever before.

Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features:

Innovative tools help you create great apps
• Swift is a revolutionary programming language that is safe, fast, and modern
• Playgrounds are a fun way to experiment and interact with Swift code
• Interface Builder displays pixel-perfect UI for each target device and can edit at any zoom level
• View debugging shows a 3D stack of all your app's UI view layers at runtime
• Assistant editors show content related to your primary task
• Live Issues display errors as you type, and Fix-its can correct mistakes for you

Swift is a powerful, modern, and fun programming language
• Safe by design, Swift syntax and features prevent entire categories of bugs
• Fast code execution and compile time are powered by the proven LLVM compiler
• Modern language features are inspired by leading research, including:
- Closures unified with function pointers
- Tuples and multiple return values
- Structs as value types that support methods, extensions, protocols
- Powerful protocols that can extend functionality throughout your codebase
- Functional programming patterns including map and filter

Interface Builder makes it easy to design your interface without code
• Storyboards let you arrange the complete flow of screens within your app
• See your custom controls rendered live within the design canvas
• Customize your interface for different devices, screen sizes, and orientations
• StackViews make it easy to reason about the layout of each section of your interface
• Create connections from your GUI design directly to the related source code

Professional editor and debugger keep your code front and center
• Hit a few keys and Open Quickly will instantly open any file within your project
• Message bubbles show errors, warnings, and other issues right beside your code
• Data tips show a variable's value by hovering your mouse over the code
• Quick Look variables while debugging to see the actual color, bezier path, image, and more
• Third party app extensions can add new capabilities to the source editor

Test driven development is built right in
• Use the Test Navigator to add, edit, or run unit tests or user interface tests with just a click
• Test Assistant makes it easy to edit your code and related tests, side-by-side
• Create continuous integration bots using macOS Server to automatically build and test your apps
• Monitor performance and user interface test data using macOS Server to immediately spot regressions
• Analyzer travels countless code paths looking for logical errors before they become bugs

Instruments makes performance analysis beautiful
• Compare CPU, disk, memory, and OpenGL performance as graphical tracks over time
• Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause
• Monitor your app directly, or sample the entire system, with very little overhead

To test or deploy applications on an iOS device, Apple TV, or on 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. Continuous integration features require a current version of macOS Server. Some features may require Internet access.

What's New

Version 9.2

Xcode 9.2 includes Swift 4 and SDKs for iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

• Updates to the latest platform SDKs
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

964 Ratings

964 Ratings

Shouldn’t be out of beta


Xcode in itself doesn’t change much year to year so on that end, everything is fine. However, this version of Xcode has completely ruined user interaction. I don’t actually believe that Apple even tested Xcode out using their trackpads because everything regarding storyboards is completely broken. When it comes to scripts, I have no issues. Everything just works. But when it comes to storyboards, I can resize an element or drag it to another spot without weird glitches such as the element flying off the screen and getting deleted. When I drop a textfield element and insert a default value, the text y position is so far down you can only see the top of the letter even though the font size is default and the alignment is perfectly centered horizontall and vertically. Changing between storyboard tabs such as going to the attributes inspector causes the object you are focused on to deselect. How did that even happen?

The worst part about this update is that Xcode 9 Beta 4 was a better build than this release and that was 6 weeks ago. I would say that I don’t recommend updating to this new version as it’s usability seems to be even less than beta to me, but unfortunately, Apple kind of puts you between a rock and a hard place. You basically have to update to this version to keep apps up to date and release those brand new apps to iOS 11 devices.

Xcode 9.2

Nick Name Stolen

This version of Xcode, as other reviews here are saying, does not play well with High Sierra. Until I read those reviews I thought I had messed something up, although I have completely removed and re-installed Xcode twice now. The one good thing I can say is that playgrounds are crashing slightly less than in 9.1. Aside from that, this app is shockingly bad. I can’t believe Apple has done nothing to respond to all the unhappy users! It crashes, loses its mind trying to get constraints working in IB, and often if I try to set a label to >1 line the entire view in storyboard just turns gray, no way out except try to find a setting for number of lines that will work - sometimes even #s work, other times only odd #s work.

I admit it is an extremely comprehensive app with a lot of wonderful features. But in its current state those feaures mean nothing. The reviewer who said it’s like trying to run a program on windows 95 was correct! Just plain buggy as hell. Apple, you need to do a complete rewrite of this piece of crap!

I Stopped Reporting Bugs to Apple.

Den L

I guess I’ve gone on strike Tim Cook. When I first used XCode, version 5, I was blown away and so impressed by the IDE. But the quality seems to taken a nose dive each and every year. Version 9.2 is one of the more disappointing releases as of yet. Numerousl productive features were remade and induced more mousing\touch-padding around to use and have become cause reduction in productivity. An IDE should strive to reduce and eliminate all mousetouch-pad events as these are killers of productivity. Some features were perfect and got unnecessary make-overs: The version editor was perfect — now it is annoying and broke my usage model; find\replace: CMD-ALT-F tab twice and type in the new text, that was great, now it is broken and requires mousing to the replacement field — you desirve to be called idiots for that. Typing in and editing around ()’s and {}’s usually gets more ridiculous than “smart”. Slow down on making XCode be “smart” and focus on eliminating the mousing around events.


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