Sketch Library for Big Sur

Nearly two months after macOS Big Sur’s public release, the Apple human interface team has finally released an updated Sketch library optimized for its top to bottom redesign. User interface designers and developers have been anxiously awaiting this new design kit for quite awhile.

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SwiftUI Custom View Modifiers

Create your own custom SwiftUI view modifier when you want to reuse a set of modifiers on multiple views. Removing duplication also cleans up and improves the readability of your SwiftUI views. Here’s my starting point. A SwiftUI view that contains two text views with some styling applied:

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SwiftUI Layout Explained

We did a lot of research for our book, Thinking in SwiftUI, but even so we kept encountering layout behavior that we couldn’t really make sense of. We decided to go one step further, and reimplement SwiftUI’s layout system, along with the layout behavior of many built-in views.

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RealityUI

RealityUI is a collection of User Interface classes for RealityKit. The classes included in RealityUI aim to offer familiar User Interface guidelines, but in a 3D setting for Augmented and Virtual Reality through RealityKit.

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iCloud Photos Downloader

iCloud Photos Downloader A command-line tool to download all your iCloud photos. Works on Linux, Windows, and MacOS. Run as a scheduled cron task to keep a local backup of your photos and videos. This tool is developed and maintained by volunteers (we are always looking for help…).

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