AppKiDo
AppKiDo
0.988

4.9

AppKiDo free download for Mac

AppKiDo

0.988
07 February 2012

Reference tool, browse Cocoa documentation.

Overview

AppKiDo is a free reference tool for Cocoa Objective-C programmers. The goal of AppKiDo is to help you find what you want in the Cocoa documentation. It does this by parsing the header files and the HTML doc files that were installed with your Developer Tools, and presenting the results in a form that is easy to navigate. AppKiDo can search for names of classes, protocols, functions, types, and constants. Searches are by substring, not keyword. So, for example, if you're wondering how to manage cursors, search for "cursor". Apple has conveniently put the word "cursor" in the names of most things related to cursors.

AppKiDo presents the class hierarchy in a browser view. If you are new to Cocoa, browse the class hierarchy to get acquainted with what's there and how it's organized. If you are more experienced, you can study branches of the hierarchy you never paid attention to before. AppKiDo provides handy "quicklists" of logically related groups of classes. This puts many frequently used classes a click or two away. AppKiDo can display a consolidated list of all methods a class implements, including inherited methods and methods that satisfy a protocol. This can help you understand the complete behavior of a class. Scanning through a consolidated list is more convenient than browsing a class's superclasses and protocols one at a time. AppKiDo can open the .h file for any Cocoa class. Theoretically you shouldn't need to do this, but sometimes it comes in handy.

What's new in AppKiDo

Version 0.988:
  • Fixed corrupted nib files and converted them to xibs.

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Ofri
28 May 2006

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This is the best program ever! I can't write code with it open in the background. A must for every Cocoa developer!!
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Version 0.961
Quantumpanda
16 September 2013
Does not work with Mountain Lion and Xcode 4. It assumes that dev tools will be inside a regular folder instead of a package, and so does not permit specifying /Applications/Xcode.app as the location for all materials that used to be located in /Developer. Any chance of this being fixed before the release of OS X 10.9?
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Version 0.988
Ofri
28 May 2006
This is the best program ever! I can't write code with it open in the background. A must for every Cocoa developer!!
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Version 0.961
Naquah
28 May 2006
Why does (almost) every freeware program has brushed windows, I'm getting tired of it.
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Version 0.961
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Robbiehanson15
Robbiehanson15
30 May 2006
I have to agree with you. When I first saw the screenshot, with the brushed metal window I thought, "Oh no, not more brushed metal..." After I downloaded the app, I edited the nib file, unchecked a single button, and made the window aqua. (Took all of 5 seconds) I think it looks much better this way, but that's just my opinion. The app itself is extremely handy. If it looks interesting, but you shudder at its brushed metal exterior like I did, give it a shot. Chances are you're a developer, and can change it in no time.
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Version 0.961
Naquah
Naquah
30 May 2006
Hmm thanks for your tip!
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Version 0.961
Wevah
Wevah
05 June 2006
There's a "Use textured windows" pref in the preferences, too (which I assume edits the nib for you).
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Version 0.961
Amcan12
28 May 2006
Crashes on launch... - MacBook Pro with 2 GB Ram
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Version 0.961
Anonymous
09 June 2005
I really hope Apple does two things: 1) Throw a nice sum of money at this developer. 2) Replace Xcode's documention feature with AppKiDo, extended to also cover Carbon and everything else. AppKiDo is lean, fast, well thought out and immensely useful. Xcode's documentation system badly needs all of these. Apple, please don't skip step 1 !!!
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Version 0.94
Anonymous
09 May 2005
Couldn't live without it. Still much better than XCode 2 integrated doc/class browser. Now I would like some sort of spotlight search :-)
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Version 0.93
Anonymous
04 October 2004
A must have for any developer!
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Version 0.91
Anonymous
05 July 2004
An AMAZING application, for anyone who is starting out in cocoa, this beats the competition by a LONg way! beautifully laid out gui and fantastic forethought make this the ONLY developer documentation app to use.
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Version 0.91
Anonymous
29 April 2004
Nice application and very good support from Andy Lee. I'll just be happy to have a search field directly in the toolbar like Mail.app in complement of the new search dialog box. Anyway, congratulation to author for this very use full tool.
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Version 0.903
Anonymous
29 April 2004
Brushed metal? Oh no no no no no!
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Version 0.903
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Anonymous
Anonymous
29 April 2004
>Brushed metal? >Oh no no no no no! Hopefully, it's an option !
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Version 0.903
Encro
Encro
05 July 2004
As this application is created for developers I could easily assume that its user base would be clued up enough on how to change it via IB if they felt so inclined. No big deal.
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Version 0.91