Shame on me that I never wrote a post for newbies and this series of posts will be for those developers that have begun the iOS development since few weeks or months.
The goal is offer to them, but even useful to expert developers as reminder, a good list of resources to visit for some specific topics (such as: graphics, game development, library, tutorial, etc…).
The first post will be a collection of utilities and small apps useful when developing with iOS and XCode. Let’s start!
Github is a mac client that gives you the opportunity to use the famous versioning social platform with a native client, for free!
Versions is a nice and competitive SVN client. The GUI is really clear and clean and an advanced design gives to the user everything with few clicks.
Cornerstone is one of the best Subversion client for Mac. Try it if you use SVN.
PixelStick is a tool for measuring distances, angles and colors on the screen.
xScope is a powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, aligning and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts.
Zwoptex is a powerful sprite packager tool, if you want develop a game, you should try it!
A powerful sprite and texture packager tool. A must-have if you work with Cocos2D!
A fast, lightweight color picker app allows you to grab the color of any pixel on your screen.
Icons Express is the little brother to Icons 3.0. Icons Express comes with all of the essential features you would need to generate and preview iOS, Android and custom sized Icons.
Opacity is an easy to use program for drawing graphics for the screen. It’s great for making resolution independent images and icons for applications and the web.
Shame on you if you don’t know Pixelmator, it’s everything I can say ;)
Price: 23.99 euro
Edit your physics shapes with ease
Price: 19 dollari
A great tool to create mockups. If you work with clients it’s a must-have!
Price: 79 dollari
Templates for Photoshop and Illustrator
Multi copy and paste. Great tool when using XCode.
Clips is a time machine for your clipboard - it remembers everything you copy/paste so you never lose a thing!
Multi copy and paste. Open source and free.
Do you reuse the same code in all your apps? Simply create a snippet, tag it and save in this amazing app to simply find it when you need it.
Accessorizer is Xcode’s No.1 companion and a huge time-saver. With more than 28 code generation actions featuring flexible coding styles, Accessorizer enables you to develop and deliver your iOS and Mac OS X applications much faster and with fewer mistakes.
Price 2.99 euro
Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).
Navicat Premium Essentials is is a multi-connections Database Administration tool allowing you to connect to MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle and PostgreSQL databases simultaneously within a single application, making database administration to multiple kinds of database so easy.
Doxygen is a documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, Python, IDL (Corba and Microsoft flavors), Fortran, VHDL, PHP, C#, and to some extent D. Download
Source: forum of devapp.it