An amazing Xcode plugin to align regular code. It can align Xnything in any way you want.

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XAlign (Ready for Xcode 8+ 🚀)

An amazing Xcode Source Editor extension to align regular code. It can align anything by using custom alignment patterns.

What's XAlign

Here are some example alignment patterns. Of course you can make your own. The pattern file is here: /Source/Patterns.bundle/default.plist, and the patterns are based on regular expression.


  • You may not like the alignment style below, try it yourself or tell me at the Issues. :)
  • There is no need to align all codes at a time when they are complicated, try to align by group which the codes are more similar in.
  • 对齐不需要一次全部对齐,可以分组多对几次,那些等号差的太远的就别让它参与对齐了。
  • 默认对齐的风格不是你喜欢的,可以自定义,或者提个 Issues

Align by equals sign


Align by define group


Align by property group



  • Much easier to customize alignment patterns.

Install on Xcode 8

  1. Download the XAlign.dmg📎 or XAlign.app.zip📎
  2. Open and copy XAlign.app to /Applications folder
  3. Run it then close it.


1. Enable XAlign

Check System Preferences -> Extensions -> Xocde Source Editor -> XAlign


2. Setting Shortcut in Xocde

Preferences -> Key bindings -> Filter: xalign


Trouble Shooting

  • Please run sudo /usr/libexec/xpccachectl and restart your Mac before running the extension if you are on macOS 10.11 El Capitan.
  • If you are looking for the version supporting Xcode 7, check this branch;

Want to help

Special thanks to

  • Geek Zoo Studio Geek Zoo Studio

    They provide awesome design and development works continues to help the open-source community even better.

  • BeeFramework

    BeeFramework is a new generation of development framework which makes faster and easier app development, Build your app by geek's way.