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Sherlock turbocharges your iOS simulator

Paul Hudson       @twostraws

There aren’t many times outside of WWDC where Apple developers see a new tool and immediately think “I need that in my life.” Sherlock by Inspired Code is one such tool: it injects itself into the iOS Simulator so that it can monitor views and adjust them in real time.

If you aren’t already thinking you need that, let me rephrase what I just said: you can inspect any app in the simulator, including system apps, see how they were built, and dynamically change large parts of them. Want to adjust the way image views fit their images, how text is aligned, or what background color is used? Sherlock does all those things and more – you just select the thing you want to change and click away until you’re happy.

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