Using skeuomorphism in Xcode

Being a visual person, I have always been a fan of skeuomorphism.  Did you know you can insert emoji characters in your folder names, file names both in Xcode and everywhere?  I find it makes me much more productive when scanning through the project folders, and it’s neat that they show in the file system as well.  Take a look at the example below:



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GitHub shows them too!


Of course you can also insert emoji’s in the text of your app, I like to use a Red flag on fatal errors, for instance: 

fatalError("🚩 Couldn't load \(file) from main bundle:\n\(error)")

It’s as simple as pressing control-command-space  from any app to invoke the emoji picker dialog.

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