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Powerful and easy-to-use vector graphics Swift library with SVG support

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❗Macaw Deprecated❗

Check out this post for deatils. TL;DR:

  • You can continue to use this framework as is: expect no new features or bug fixing; however, it will be updated to work in future Xcode releases.
  • if you need some good declarative UI framework, please use SwiftUI.
  • If you need a powerful SVG support, please use SVGView.
  • If you’d like to fix something in Macaw, feel free to fork this repo. Publish your PRs so that other people can use it as well. Some PRs will be merged from time to time.


Powerful and easy-to-use vector graphics Swift library with SVG support

Version Carthage Compatible License Platform

What is Macaw?

Macaw is a powerful and easy-to-use vector graphics library written in Swift.

It's simple

Get started with Macaw in several lines of code:

class MyView: MacawView {

	required init?(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) {
		let text = Text(text: "Hello, World!", place: .move(dx: 145, dy: 100))
		super.init(node: text, coder: aDecoder)


It has SVG support

Include Scalable Vector Graphics right into your iOS application:

It's powerful

Affine transformations, user events, animation and various effects to build beautiful apps with Macaw:


Modern designs contain tons of illustrations and complex animations. Mobile developers have to spend a lot of time on converting designs into native views that will be resizable for different screens. With Macaw you can reduce development time to a minimum and describe all graphics in high level scene elements. Or even render SVG graphics right from your design tool with Macaw events and animation support.



We're working hard to provide full documentation. Currently you can take a look at the following docs:



Macaw-Examples is a repository where you can find various usages of the Macaw library from simple charts to the complex periodic table.


  • iOS 9.0+
  • Mac OS X 10.11+
  • Xcode 7.3+



To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "Macaw", "0.9.7"


github "Exyte/Macaw" ~> 0.9.7

Building from sources

To build Macaw from sources:

  • clone the repo [email protected]:exyte/Macaw.git
  • open terminal and run cd <MacawRepo>/Example/
  • run pod install to install all dependencies
  • run open Example.xcworkspace/ to open project in the Xcode

Change Log

You can find list of all changes by version in the Change Log


Macaw is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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