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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.

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