30 Dec 2016

SwifterSwift – A handy collection of more than 390 native Swift 3 extensions to boost your productivity

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A handy collection of more than 390 native Swift 3 extensions to boost your productivity.

Whats New in v1.4.1?

v1.4.1 adds 13 new extensions to String, UIColor, Date and others.


Xcode 8 (or later) with Swift 3. This library is made for iOS 8 or later, however most of the extensions should work on watchOS, tvOS, and macOS.



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

To integrate SwifterSwift into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '8.0'

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'SwifterSwift'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install


Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks.

You can install Carthage with Homebrew using the following command:

$ brew update
$ brew install carthage

To integrate SwifterSwift into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "omaralbeik/SwifterSwift" ~> 1.4

Run carthage update to build the framework and drag the built SwifterSwift.framework into your Xcode project.

Swift Package Manager

You can use The Swift Package Manager to install SwifterSwift by adding the proper description to your Package.swift file:

import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    name: "YOUR_PROJECT_NAME",
    targets: [],
    dependencies: [
        .Package(url: "https://github.com/omaralbeik/SwifterSwift.git", versions: Version(1,4,0)..<Version(2, .max, .max)),

Note that the Swift Package Manager is still in early design and development, for more information checkout its GitHub Page


Add the extensions folder to your Xcode project to use all extensions, or a specific extension.

How to contribute:

SwifterSwift is in its early stages, any feedback is appreciated and welcomed. Please refer to the contributing guidelines before participating.

List Of Extensions

How cool is this?

SwifterSwift is a library of over 390 properties and methods, designed to extend Swift’s functionality and productivity, staying faithful to the original API design guidelines of Swift 3.

Here are some examples:

Array Extensions:

// Remove duplicates from array
[1, 2, 3, 1, 3].removeDuplicates() -> [1, 2, 3]

// Return all indexes of specified item
["h", "e", "l", "l", "o"].indexes(of: "l") -> [2, 3]

// Shuffle array
["h", "e", "l", "l", "o"].shuffled = ["e", "l", "o", "l", "h"]

// Return random item from array
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5].randomItem -> 3

// and many others!

Date Extensions:

// Get and set components from date with ease
date.hour = 14

// Check if date is in today
Date().isInToday -> true

// Add 1 month to current date
Date().add(.month, value: 1)

// Return date at the beginning of current day
Date().beginning(of: .day)

// Return date at the end of current month
Date().end(of: .month)

// Check if date is in current calendar unit
Date().isInCurrent(.month) -> true

// Return iso8601 string for date
Date().iso8601String -> "2016-08-23T21:26:15.287Z"

// Create date from iso8601 string
let date = Date(iso8601String: "2016-08-23T21:26:15.287Z")

// Create date from DateComponents
let date = Date(year: 2016, month: 8, day: 15) // other components set to current
let date = Date(hour: 9, minute: 18, second: 1) // other components set to current

// Represent date as a string with ease
Date().dateString(ofStyle: .medium) -> "Aug 26, 2016"
Date().timeString(ofStyle: .short) -> "12:55 AM"
Date().dateTimeString() -> "Aug 26, 2016, 12:55:24 AM"

// Get day name or month name from a date
Date().dayName(ofStyle: .full) -> "Sunday"
Date().monthName(ofStyle: .threeLetters) -> "Dec"

// and many others!

String Extensions:

// Return count of substring in string
"hello world".count(of "o", caseSensitive: false) -> 2

// Return an array of strings separated by given string
"hello world".split(by: " ") -> ["hello", "world"]

// Return string with no spaces or new lines in beginning and end
"\n Hello   ".trimmed -> "Hello"

// Return most common character in string
"swifterSwift is making swift more swifty".mostCommonCharacter -> "i"

// Returns CamelCase of string
"Some variable nAme".camelCased -> "someVariableName"

// Check if string is in valid email format
"omaralbeik@gmail.com".isEmail -> true

// Check if string contains at least one letter and one number
"123abc".isAlphaNumeric -> true

// Reverse string
"123abc".reverse() -> "cba321"

// Return latinized string
"Hèllö Wórld!".latinize() -> "Hello World!"

// Create random string of length
String.random(ofLength: 10) -> "AhEju28kNl"

// Check if string contains one or more instance of substring
"Hello World!".contain("o", caseSensitive: false) -> true

// Check if string contains one or more emojis
"string👨‍with😍emojis✊🏿".containEmoji -> true

// Subscript strings easily
"Hello"[2] = "l"

// Convert string to numbers
"12.12".toDouble -> 12.12

// Encode and decode URLs
"it's easy to encode strings".urlEncoded -> "it's%20easy%20to%20encode%20strings"
"it's%20easy%20to%20encode%20strings".urlDecoded -> "it's easy to encode strings"

// Encode and decode base64
"Hello World!".base64Encoded -> "SGVsbG8gV29ybGQh"
"SGVsbG8gV29ybGQh".base64Decoded = "Hello World!"

// Truncate strings with a trailing
"This is a very long sentence".truncated(toLength: 14, trailing: = "...") -> "This is a very..."

// Repeat a string n times
"s" * 5 -> "sssss"

// NSString has never been easier
let boldString = "this is string".bold.colored(with: .red)

// and many others!

Dictionary Extensions:

let dict = ["id": 1, "Product-Name": "SwifterSwift"]

// Check if key exists in dictionary.
dict.has(key: "id") -> true

// Lowercase all keys in dictionary.
dict.lowercaseAllKeys() -> ["id": 1, "product-name": "SwifterSwift"]

// Create JSON Data and string from a dictionary
let json = dict.jsonString(prettify: true)

// and many others!

Number Types Extensions:

// Return square root of a number
 9 = 3

// Return square power of a number
5 ** 2 = 25

// Return a number plus or minus another number
5 ± 2 = (3, 7)

// Return random number in range
Int.randomBetween(min: 1, max: 10) = 6

// Return roman numeral for a number
134.romanNumeral = "CXXXIV"

// and many others!

UI Extensions

SwifterSwift has many great UI extensions:

UIColor Extensions:

// Create new UIColor for RGB values
let color = UIColor(red: 121, green: 220, blue: 164)

// Create new UIColor for a hex string (including strings starting with #, 0x or in short css hex format)
let color = UIColor(hexString: "#00F")

// Create new UIColor for a hexadecimal value
let color = UIColor(hex: 0x45C91B)

// Blend two colors with ease
UIColor.blend(UIColor.red, intensity1: 0.5, with: UIColor.green, intensity2: 0.3)

// Return hexadecimal value string
UIColor.red.hexString -> "#FF0000"

// Return short hexadecimal value string
UIColor(hex: #00ffff) -> "#0FF"

// Use Google Material design colors with ease
let indigo = UIColor.material.indigo

// Use CSS colors with ease:
let indigo = UIColor.css.beige

// Return brand colors from more than 30 social brands
let facebookColor = UIColor.social.facebook

// and many others!

UIView Extensions

// Set borderColor, borderWidth, cornerRadius, shadowColor, and many other properties from code or storyboard
view.cornerRadius = 30

// Set some or all corners radiuses of view.
view.roundCorners([.bottomLeft, .topRight], radius: 30)

// Add shadow to view
view.addShadow(ofColor .black, radius: 3, opacity: 0.5)

// Animate view with completion
view.fadeIn(duration: 1, completion:((Bool) -> Void)?)
view.fadeOut(duration: 1, completion:((Bool) -> Void)?)
view.rotate(byAngle 90, ofType type: .degrees, animated: true, duration: 1, completion: { print("done") })
view.rotate(toAngle -3, ofType type: .radians, animated: false, duration: 1, completion: nil)
view.scale(byOffset: 4, animated: true, duration:1)
view.shake(direction: .horizontal, duration: 1, animationType: .easeOut)

// save screenshot of a view
let image = view.screenShot

// and many others!

CGPoint Extensions

// Get distance from another CGPoint.
point1.distance(from point2) = 12.45

Multiply a CGPoint with a scalar
result = 5 * point

// and many others!

UIAlertController Extensions

// Create a new alert controller from string or Error
let alert = UIAlertController(title: "Couldn't sign in", message: "Invalid username or password!")
let alert = UIAlertController(title: "Error", error: Error)

// show alert with ease

// and many others!

UIButton Extensions

// Set title, title color and image for all states at once!
button.setImageForAllStates(UIImage(named: "login"))

// or set each of them from code or storyboard
button.titleForHighlighted = "Login"

// and many others!

UIImage Extensions

// Crop images
let croppedImage = image.cropped(to CGRect)

// Create UIImage from color
let image = UIImage(color: UIColor, size: CGSize)

// scale to fit width or height
let scaledImage = image.scaled(toHeight: CGFloat)
let scaledImage = image.scaled(toWidth: CGFloat)

// Compress images
let compressedImage = image.compressd(quality: 0.3)

// get image size
image.kilobytesSize = 114

// and many others!

UIImageView Extensions

// Download an image from URL in background
imageView.download(from url, contentMode: .scaleAspectFit, placeHolder: UIImage?)

// Blur image view
imageView.blur(withStyle: .light)

// and many others!

UINavigationBar Extensions

// Change navigation bar font and color
navbar.setTitleFont(UIFont, with color: UIColor.black)

// and many others!

UINavigationController Extensions

// Pop ViewController with completion handler.
navController.popViewController(completion: (()->Void)?)

// Push ViewController with completion handler.
navController.pushViewController(UIViewController, completion: (()->Void)?)

// and many others!

UITableView Extensions

// Return index path for last row in section.
tableView.indexPathForLastRow(in section: 2)

// Scroll to bottom or top of TableView.
tableView.scrollToBottom(animated: true)
tableView.scrollToTop(animated: true)

// and many others!

Misc Extensions

// Check if app is running in debugging mode

// Check if app is running on simulator

// Detect screenshots
SwifterSwift.didTakeScreenShot {
    print("User did take a screenshot!")

// and many others!


Special thanks to:


Source: https://github.com/omaralbeik/SwifterSwift

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