Alcatraz is an open-source package manager for Xcode. It lets you discover and install plugins, templates and color schemes without the need for manually cloning or copying files. It installs itself as a part of Xcode and it feels like home.

Plugins. Color Schemes. Templates.


Select Package Manager from the Window menu, then check or uncheck packages to install or remove them. You'll need to restart Xcode after installing certain packages, as indicated after installation.

I want to submit my package!

Fork and edit the Alcatraz package repository to include your package name, description, and URL in the plugins, color schemes, or templates section, and submit a pull request.

  "name": "Excellent-Plugin",
  "url": "",
  "description": "Makes Xcode stop, collaborate and listen."


Paste this into your terminal:

curl -fsSL | sh

Please note that plugins are no longer supported since Xcode 8.
Alcatraz is available for Xcode 7 only. See issue #475 for more information.


Delete the plugin:

rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/Alcatraz.xcplugin
Remove all cached data:
rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Alcatraz