07 Mar 2017

IGListKit – A data-driven UICollectionView framework for building fast and flexible lists.

Build Status Coverage Status Pods Version Platforms Carthage Compatible

A data-driven UICollectionView framework for building fast and flexible lists.

Main Features
🙅 Never call performBatchUpdates(_:, completion:) or reloadData() again
🏠 Better architecture with reusable cells and components
🔠 Create collections with multiple data types
🔑 Decoupled diffing algorithm
Fully unit tested
🔍 Customize your diffing behavior for your models
📱 Simply UICollectionView at its core
🚀 Extendable API
🐦 Written in Objective-C with full Swift interop support

IGListKit is built and maintained with ❤️ by Instagram engineering. We use the open source version master branch in the Instagram app.


  • Xcode 8.0+
  • iOS 8.0+
  • tvOS 9.0+
  • macOS 10.10+ (diffing algorithm components only)
  • Interoperability with Swift 3.0+



The preferred installation method is with CocoaPods. Add the following to your Podfile:

pod 'IGListKit', '~> 2.0.0'


For Carthage, add the following to your Cartfile:

github "Instagram/IGListKit" ~> 2.0.0

For advanced usage, see our Installation Guide.

Getting Started


You can find the docs here. Documentation is generated with jazzy and hosted on GitHub-Pages.


Please see the CONTRIBUTING file for how to help out. At Instagram we sync the open source version of IGListKit daily, so we’re always testing the latest changes. But that requires all changes be thoroughly tested and follow our style guide.


IGListKit is BSD-licensed. We also provide an additional patent grant.

The files in the /Examples/ directory are licensed under a separate license as specified in each file. Documentation is licensed CC-BY-4.0.

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