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Lumberjack

A fast & simple, yet powerful & flexible logging framework for Mac and iOS – CocoaLumberjack/CocoaLumberjack. It is similar in […]

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Bugfender

Bugfender is a game-changing platform that logs every detail your users experience and feeds the data straight to an easy-to-use […]

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IBLinter

A linter tool to normalize Interface Builder and Storyboard files. IBLinter is simple to configure using a YAML file and can be run directly from the command line or included in your project as an Xcode Build Phase. Currently you can use the following rules: custom view controller class names in a storyboard should be the same as the file name; forbid the use of the relative to margin option; display error when views are misplaced; force the use of the useAutolayout option; and display warning when view has duplicated constraint. […]

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Hyperion

A drop-in in-app design debugging tool. Hyperion is a hidden plugin drawer that sits discreetly under your app and is designed to make inspection of your app quick and simple. It includes three default plugins for debugging your designs including the View Inspector to inspect the properties of any view, the Measurements plugin which lets you measure distances between two views, and the Slow Animations plugin to reduce animation speed in-app. You can also create and contribute your own third-party plugins by following the plugin creation guide. […]

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LifetimeTracker

A debugging tool to help you identify retain cycles and memory issues while running your app. LifetimeTracker requires just one line of code to integrate into your app, and it’ll give you a floating bar that lets you know when it identifies an issue. Tapping the info button gives you full details of the issue including the leaked object type and address. Unlike other retain cycle detectors that rely on Objective-C runtime magic, this small tool simply focuses on tracking lifetime of objects which means that it can be used in both Objective-C and Swift codebases. […]

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Bugsnag

A drop-in framework and online service that aims to make debugging your iOS apps a more pleasant experience. The Bugsnag Cocoa library automatically detects crashes and alerts you via Slack. You can sort errors by√Ǭ†users impacted, or√Ǭ†use advanced filtering (by version, user, and more) to prioritise the most harmful bugs first. All debug info is captured√Ǭ†including a stacktrace (with support for dSYMs). Support for Swift and Objective-C. Monitor your backend and frontend applications, too, to proactively improve your software quality. […]

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Brisk

A Mac app for filing Radar bug reports and optionally crossposting them to Open Radar. Brisk is written in Swift and uses Sonar to communicate with Apple’s Radar web APIs. Once logged in with your Apple ID, you are given a form to complete your bug report including attachments. You can save your report to a file as a draft or submit it straight to Radar. If you have an Open Radar account and API key, you can also choose to crosspost the bug report there. […]

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