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How can I write initial Swift code on PC before migrating to my Mac?

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**Hey all,

I’m totally-blind, and use a Windows computer for 90% of my computer needs because Windows-based screen-reading software is much more intuitive to me than Apple’s Voiceover. However, when it comes to mobile devices, Apple’s screen-reading capabilities are far superior than other brands, so I use an iPhone, and am interested in creating accessible iOS apps as a result. Trying to edit my code on my Mac is painstakingly slow, and I could greatly increase my workflow by coding primarily on my PC, then migrating my code into XCode on my Mac. Is this possible? If so, is there a specific IDE or text editor I should use to maintain syntax structure when I move the code to my Mac?

I lost my sight two years ago, and it took me over a year to get fully-proficient with my Windows screen-reader, and I don’t want to have to learn all of the advanced techniques of using Apple’s Voiceover if I don’t have to.



Unfortunately, I don't know a full IDE for Windows which supports iOS development.

You could go with a editor like Visual Studio Code (or a similiar editor to your liking) but I doubt it goes beyond plain text editing and syntax highlighting. I don't think you could use previews for the accessability features of SwiftUI for example on these, either.


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