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Awesome macOS Libraries List

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Dependency Manager

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  • Swift Package Manager - The Package Manager for the Swift Programming Language. Created and maintained by Apple. Language: Swift.
  • CocoaPods - The Cocoa Dependency Manager. CocoaPods manages dependencies for your Xcode projects. (de facto standard/most used Dependency Manager) Language: Ruby.
  • Carthage - A simple, decentralized dependency manager for Cocoa. Language: Swift.


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  • Advance - Physics-based animations. Language: Swift.


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  • AudioKit - Swift audio synthesis, processing, & analysis platform. Language: Swift.


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  • Realm - Realm is a mobile database: a replacement for Core Data & SQLite. Language: Swift.
  • YapDatabase - YapDB is a collection/key/value store with a plugin architecture. It's built atop sqlite, for Swift & objective-c developers. Language: Objective-C.
  • FMDB - A Cocoa / Objective-C wrapper around SQLite. Language: Objective-C.
  • SugarRecord - CoreData/Realm sweet wrapper written in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • SQLite.swift - A type-safe, Swift-language layer over SQLite3. Language: Swift.
  • GRDB - A toolkit for SQLite databases, with a focus on application development. Language: Swift.
  • Realm Converter - A library that provides the ability to import/export Realm files from a variety of data container formats. Language: Swift.
  • WCDB - WCDB is a cross-platform database framework developed by WeChat. Language: C.
  • IceCream - Sync Realm Database with CloudKit. Language: Swift.
  • MongoKitten - Native MongoDB driver for Swift, written in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • Unrealm - Unrealm is an extension on RealmCocoa, which enables Swift native types to be saved in Realm. Language: Swift.

Dependency Injection

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  • Swinject - Dependency injection framework for Swift. Language: Swift.


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  • Device - Light weight tool for detecting the current device and screen size written in swift. Language: Swift.


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  • SwifterSwift - A handy collection of more than 500 native Swift extensions to boost your productivity. Language: Swift.


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  • FileKit - Simple and expressive file management in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • ZipZap - zip file I/O library. Language: Objective-C.
  • ZIPFoundation - Effortless ZIP Handling in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • SSZipArchive - ZipArchive is a simple utility class for zipping and unzipping files. Language: C.
  • KZFileWatchers - A micro-framework for observing file changes, both local and remote. Helpful in building developer tools. Language: Swift.
  • FilesProvider - FileManager replacement for Local, iCloud and Remote. Language: Swift.
  • Zip - Swift framework for zipping and unzipping files. Language: Swift.


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  • Kingfisher - A lightweight, pure-Swift library for downloading and caching images from the web. Language: Swift.
  • Nuke - Image loading system. Language: Swift.
  • AlamofireImage - AlamofireImage is an image component library for Alamofire. Language: Swift.

In App Purchases and Subscription

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  • SwiftyStoreKit - Lightweight In App Purchases Swift framework. Language: Swift.
  • purchases-ios - In-app purchases and subscriptions made easy.


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  • Codable - Out of box 📦 solution from Apple for Encode/Decode JSON. Language: Swift.
  • SwiftyJSON - The better way to deal with JSON data in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • SBJson - This framework implements a strict JSON parser and generator in Objective-C. Language: Objective-C.
  • Mantle - Model framework for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Language: Objective-C.
  • JSONModel - Magical Data Modeling Framework for JSON - allows rapid creation of smart data models. Language: Objective-C.
  • Himotoki - A type-safe JSON decoding library purely written in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • AlamofireObjectMapper - An Alamofire extension which converts JSON response data into swift objects using ObjectMapper. Language: Swift.
  • MJExtension - A fast, convenient and nonintrusive conversion framework between JSON and model. Your model class doesn't need to extend any base class. You don't need to modify any model file. Language: Objective-C.
  • ObjectMapper - Simple JSON Object mapping written in Swift. Language: Swift.


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  • KeychainAccess - Simple Swift wrapper for Keychain. Language: Swift.
  • Locksmith - A powerful, protocol-oriented library for working with the keychain in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • Valet - Valet lets you securely store data in the macOS Keychain without knowing a thing about how the Keychain works. It’s easy. We promise. Language: Swift.
  • UICKeyChainStore - UICKeyChainStore is a simple wrapper for Keychain on macOS. Makes using Keychain APIs as easy as NSUserDefaults. Language: Objective-C.


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  • SwiftLint - A tool to enforce Swift style and conventions. Language: Swift.


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  • CocoaLumberjack - A fast & simple, yet powerful & flexible logging framework. Language: Objective-C.
  • NSLogger - A modern, flexible logging tool. Language: Objective-C.
  • EXPLogger - A lightweight and simple logger for Swift projects. Language: Swift.
  • XCGLogger - A debug log framework for use in Swift projects. Allows you to log details to the console (and optionally a file), just like you would have with NSLog() or print(), but with additional information, such as the date, function name, filename and line number. Language: Swift.
  • SwiftyBeaver - Convenient & secure logging during development & release. Language: Swift.


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  • PureLayout - The ultimate API for iOS & OS X Auto Layout — impressively simple, immensely powerful. Language: Objective-C.
  • SnapKit - A Swift Autolayout DSL. Language: Swift.
  • Grid - The most powerful Grid container missed in SwiftUI. Language: Swift.
  • Align - Intuitive and powerful Auto Layout library. Language: Swift.
  • PinLayout - Fast Swift Views layouting without auto layout. No magic, pure code, full control and blazing fast. Concise syntax, intuitive, readable & chainable. Language: Swift.
  • EasyAnchor - Declarative, extensible, powerful Auto Layout. Language: Swift.
  • TinyConstraints - Nothing but sugar. Language: Swift.
  • Anchorage - A collection of operators and utilities that simplify layout code. Language: Swift.
  • EasyPeasy - Auto Layout made easy. Language: Swift.
  • Neon - A powerful Swift programmatic UI layout framework. Language: Swift.
  • Cartography - A declarative Auto Layout DSL for Swift. Language: Swift.


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  • Alamofire - Alamofire is an HTTP networking library written in Swift. (de facto standard library for network) Language: Swift.
  • apollo-ios - A strongly-typed, caching GraphQL client. Language: Swift.
  • AFNetworking - A delightful networking framework. Language: Objective-C.
  • Reachability - Replacement for Apple's Reachability re-written in Swift with closures. Language: Swift.
  • Moya - Network abstraction layer written in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • APIKit - Type-safe networking abstraction layer that associates request type with response type. Language: Swift.
  • SwiftHTTP - Thin wrapper around NSURLSession in swift. Simplifies HTTP requests. Language: Swift.
  • Just - Swift HTTP for Humans. Language: Swift.
  • siesta - The civilized way to write REST API clients. Language: Swift.
  • RestKit - RestKit is a framework for consuming and modeling RESTful web resources. Language: Objective-C.
  • Swift Protobuf - Plugin and runtime library for using protobuf with Swift. Language: Swift.
  • protobuf-swift - Google ProtocolBuffers for Apple Swift. Language: Swift.

Reactive Programming

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  • RxSwift - Reactive Programming in Swift. Language: Swift.
  • ReactiveCocoa - Cocoa framework and Obj-C dynamism bindings for ReactiveSwift. Language: Swift.
  • ReactiveSwift - Streams of values over time by ReactiveCocoa group. Language: Swift.


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  • Socket.IO - Socket.IO client written on Swift. Language: Swift.
  • SocketRocket - A conforming Objective-C WebSocket client library. Language: Objective-C.
  • CocoaAsyncSocket - Asynchronous socket networking library. Language: Objective-C.

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