Small Tools To Make Your Developer's Life Easier!

Running Sierra or Xcode 8?

Use SimPholders 3.0

When having troubles like "Waiting for Simulators"™ this version delivers the fix – and a lot of new great things.
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How to get SimPholders?

FREE TRIAL

Requirements: OS X Yosemite or El Capitan installed Xcode 6 or later.

Trial with no restrictions will work for 10 days.

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Features

Access all applications from your menu bar

  • Quick access to the three recently modified apps in the menu
  • Supports iOS, watchOS, and tvOS simulators

Apps

  • Launch in simulator (⌘ + Click)
  • Copy sandbox path and show detailed information of file size and number of items (⇧ + Click)
  • Show App Groups container (⌘ + ⌥ + Click)
  • Quickly reset storage by deleting files in Library and Documents (⌥ + Click)
  • Uninstall from Simulator (⌃ + Click)

Simulators

  • Launch (⌘ + Click)
  • Add photos via drag-and-drop or file selection (⌥ + Click)
  • Reset content and settings (⌃ + Click)

With FUSE for OS X

When you install FUSE (osxfuse.github.io) SimPholders mounts a virtual file system where you can browse your simulators and apps like it should have been implemented by Apple™. When you select an app you can see the app bundle, sandbox, and app group containers at a glance. When you enable the Finder Sync Extension there is even some functionallity in the context menus where you can perform all of SimPholders's actions.

We support FUSE for OS X 2.7.5 or later. FUSE is Open Source and free.

Installation

Mount the downloaded DMG by double clicking it. Drop the SimPholders icon onto the Applications icon. Done!

Screenshots

Menu Reveal SimPhinder Volume Menu WatchOS

Releases

SimPholders 3.0.2
  • Fixes many bugs and crashes.
  • Adds internal preparations for an upcoming update.
2.2

Features

  • Deleting a file on the SimPholders volume now moves it into the trash
  • See system.log per device directly in the Finder

Bugfixes

  • Improves speed of file operations in SimPhuse
  • Fixes calculation of an app's size
2.1.1

Features

  • It's Xcode beta 4 already and we made sure that SimPholders works with your shiny new Xcode
  • Disabling your license is now possible in the license preference tab
  • Upgrading from SimPholders Nano with a special price is now available
  • Updates Sparkle to its latest version. We were not affected by the reported exploit but it's always safe to use the most recent version

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a crash when resettings contents and settings of a device
  • Removes some possible crashes
  • Minor bugfixes and improvements
2.1

Features

  • SimPhuse volume supports creating/editing of files in the app sandbox / app group folders (resolves the Finder -36 problem)
  • New SimPhuse settings pane with some explanations how it works
  • Direct activation of FinderSync Extension in Preferences
  • Copy the sandbox path to your pasteboard (⇧ + Click)

Bugfixes

  • Brings back app group containers in file system
  • Displays tvOS icons
  • Minor bugfixes and improvements
2.0.1

Bugfixes

  • Missing Xcode versions when the path contains a whitespace
  • Never updating simulators and just showing "Waiting for Simulators ..."
  • Disfunctional launch at login option
2.0

BEWARE After updating to this version you can try out SimPholders for 10 days before you can buy it.

New Features

  • Compatibility with OS X El Capitan and Xcode 7
  • Great performance boost
  • Support for watchOS 2 apps
  • Support for tvOS apps
  • Support for App Groups
  • Select another Xcode version right from the SimPholders preferences window.
  • Add photos via drag-and-drop or file selection

Features with installed FUSE for OS X:

  • Virtual file system for browsing your simulators and apps more naturally.
  • Finder integration for context menus and badges for launched devices (needs to be enabled in System Preferences)
1.5.0

Features

  • Displays 3 recently changed Apps
  • Setting for Start at Login
  • Icon rendering for iOS 6 and earlier and iOS7

Changes

  • iOS 7 Support
  • Mavericks Support

Bugfixes

  • Wrong action when holding down multiple modifier keys
1.2.0

New Features in this Version

  • Support for 10.7 (Lion)
  • Growl for 10.7
  • Show NSLog() of launched apps in panel

Bugfixes

  • Updating of menu items when changing versions, app name, bundle identifier, or icon
  • Possible crashes on generating menu
  • Crash on start when no iOS-SDK is installed
1.1.0

New Features in this Version

  • Direct launching of apps in Simulator
  • Updates via Sparkle

Bugfixes

  • Preventing an error when generating menu
  • Fixed some issues when updating menu item texts

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