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Important: Printer can only print console logs if you’re running an app in the Simulator. If you’re running in a real device it will not print any of the logs in console, however, you can always access all logs using PrinterViewController within your app. Printer is using print function internally which is more effective and speedy then NSLog.

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You can print the following types of logs with Printer.

  • ✅
    Success

  • ❌
    Error

  • 🚧
    Warning

  • 📣
    Information

  • 🚨
    Alert

With each type, it will print a particular emoji and titles which will help you to easily identify what the log is. Moreover, it will look cool too.

Installation

1.Manually – Add Printer folder to your Project. All set. If you don’t want PrinterViewController only add Printer.swift.

2.CocoaPods:

pod 'printer-logger'

3.Carthage [Coming soon]. Reference

You can read the CHANGELOG file for a particular release.

Features

  1. Different ways to print Logs
  2. Plain Logs
  3. Tracing
  4. All Logs for Print
  5. All Logs for Use
  6. PrinterViewController
  7. Save Logs to a file
  8. Flush
  9. Customize Printer
  10. Filter Logs
  11. Disable Logs
  12. Completion Block
  13. Background or Foreground Logs
  14. Shipping to AppStore?

Extras

  1. ToDos
  2. Credits
  3. Thanks
  4. License

Let’s see what you can do with Printer.

Printer has a singleton, you should always use it with its singleton.

Printer.log.show(id: "001", details: "This is a Success message.", logType: .success)

See the output. Isn’t it cool?

[✅ Success] [⌚04-27-2017 10:39:26] [🆔 101] ➞ ✹✹This is a Success message.✹✹

Here are other options you can do with Printer.

Printer.log.show(id: "002", details: "This is a Error message.", logType: .error)
Printer.log.show(id: "003", details: "This is an Information message.", logType: .information)
Printer.log.show(id: "004", details: "This is a Warning message.", logType: .warning)    
Printer.log.show(id: "005", details: "This is an Alert message.", logType: .alert)

Output:

[❌ Error] [⌚04-27-2017 10:41:39] [🆔 102] ➞ ✹✹This is a Error message.✹✹
[🚧 Warning] [⌚04-27-2017 10:41:39] [🆔 103] ➞ ✹✹This is a Warning message.✹✹
[📣 Information] [⌚04-27-2017 10:41:39] [🆔 104] ➞ ✹✹This is an Information message.✹✹
[🚨 Alert] [⌚04-27-2017 10:41:39] [🆔 105] ➞ ✹✹This is an Alert message.✹✹

Different ways to print logs.

Don’t want to specify the logType everytime? No problem, we have function for that too.

Printer.log.success(id: "101", details: "This is a Success message. No need to specify logType.")
Printer.log.error(id: "102", details: "This is an Error message. No need to specify logType.")
Printer.log.warning(id: "103", details: "This is a Warning message. No need to specify logType.")
Printer.log.information(id: "104", details: "This is an Information message. No need to specify logType.")
Printer.log.alert(id: "105", details: "This is an Alert message. No need to specify logType.")

Don’t want to specify IDs? We have taken care of that too.

Printer.log.success(details: "This is a Success message without ID.")
Printer.log.error(details: "This is an Error message without ID.")
Printer.log.warning(details: "This is a Warning message without ID.")
Printer.log.information(details: "This is an Information message without ID.")
Printer.log.alert(details: "This is an Alert message without ID.")

We have overrided the ‘show’ function.

Printer.log.show(details: "This is a Success message.", logType: .success)
Printer.log.show(details: "This is an Alert message.", logType: .alert)

Show a future log.

Printer.log.showInFuture(id: "006", details: "This is a future Success message.", logType: .success, afterSeconds: 3)

This will print a log after specified seconds. In this case, success log after three (3) seconds.

plainLog

Don’t like the fancy logs? No worries, we have a plain log option.

DEFAULT: false IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.plainLog = true

Example when plainLog is set to true.

[04-27-2017 10:50:30] ID ➞ 001 Details ➞ This is a Success message.
[04-27-2017 10:50:30] ID ➞ 002 Details ➞ This is a Error message.
[04-27-2017 10:50:30] ID ➞ 003 Details ➞ This is an Information message.
[04-27-2017 10:50:30] ID ➞ 004 Details ➞ This is a Warning message.
[04-27-2017 10:50:30] ID ➞ 005 Details ➞ This is an Alert message.

We have a new.plain type added with show() function.

Printer.log.show(id: "001", details: "This is a Plain message.", logType: .plain)

This is useful when you only want a few plain logs.

IMPORTANT: Any properties you’re setting should be set in advance or before printing any logs to get the exact effect.

SUGGESTION: You can always set all the properties to customize the Printer in AppDelegate.swift file,

Bool {
// Override point for customization after application launch.

//set the properties and call the specific function as per the need.

//Printer.log.plainLog = true
Printer.log.addLineAfterEachPrint = true
Printer.log.capitalizeTitles = true
Printer.log.capitalizeDetails = true
Printer.log.printOnlyIfDebugMode = true

//Applied filters to only print success and alert type logs.
//Printer.log.filterLogs = [.success, .alert]

Printer.log.onLogCompletion = { (log) in
//print(log)
//print(log.0)
}

//Printer.log.hideTitles()
//Printer.log.hideEmojis()

return true
}
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func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {
        // Override point for customization after application launch.

        //set the properties and call the specific function as per the need.

        //Printer.log.plainLog = true
        Printer.log.addLineAfterEachPrint = true
        Printer.log.capitalizeTitles = true
        Printer.log.capitalizeDetails = true
        Printer.log.printOnlyIfDebugMode = true
        
       //Applied filters to only print success and alert type logs.
       //Printer.log.filterLogs = [.success, .alert]
       
        Printer.log.onLogCompletion = { (log) in
          //print(log)
          //print(log.0)
        }

        //Printer.log.hideTitles()
        //Printer.log.hideEmojis()

        return true
    }

This will set the properties globally and will be available for the entire app life cycle.

Tracing

Want to print the file name, function name and line number?

IMPORTANT: Should be call everytime when you want to print a trace.

Printer.log.trace()

Printer.Trace ➞ [05-02-2017 14:58:38] ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #40

Auto Tracing

DEFAULT: true IMPORTANT: keepAutoTracing should set to true before logging.

This would print same trace as if you call trace(). If you don’t like it, just set keepAutoTracing to false.

All Logs for Print

Want to print all the logs for a different use case?

IMPORTANT: keepTracking should be set to true before logging. Even if keepAutoTracing is set to false; if you pass showTrace to true, you will see the traced info. This is helpful if you don’t want to trace while logging.

Printer.log.all(showTrace: true)

[All Logs] [Success] [05-15-2017 14:28:03] Id:001 Details:This is a Success message.
[Trace] ➞ ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #58
[All Logs] [Error] [05-15-2017 14:28:03] Id:002 Details:This is a Error message.
[Trace] ➞ ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #59
[All Logs] [Information] [05-15-2017 14:28:03] Id:003 Details:This is an Information message.
[Trace] ➞ ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #60
[All Logs] [Warning] [05-15-2017 14:28:03] Id:004 Details:This is a Warning message.
[Trace] ➞ ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #61
[All Logs] [Alert] [05-15-2017 14:28:03] Id:005 Details:This is an Alert message.
[Trace] ➞ ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #62

You can filter them as well.

Printer.log.all(filterLogTypes: [.alert], showTrace: true)

This will only print .alert type tracked logs with tracing info.

[All Logs] [Alert] [05-15-2017 14:28:03] Id:005 Details:This is an Alert message.
[Trace] ➞ ViewController.swift ➞ viewDidLoad() #62

all() function will always print plain logs. No fancy logs.

All Logs for Use

Want to get all the logs?

//let array = Printer.log.getAllLogs()
let array = Printer.log.getAllLogs(filterLogTypes: [.success])
if !array.isEmpty {
    array.forEach({ (log) in
         print(log.details)
        //or do something else.
    })
}

Use cases:

  • To store it somewhere.
  • To make API calls with log details.
  • To do anything which [Printer] isn’t supports.

PrinterViewController

See all the printer logs in PrinterViewController. You can also filter the logs within the view controller.

IMPORTANT: PrinterViewController is based on the set properties for Printer and works exactly the same, so please be mindful of the properties that you have set.

Use cases:

  • To see all the logs inside your application while testing the app either on iDevice or a Simulator.
  • No need to check Xcode or Console.

Features:

  • Filter Logs based on types.

  • Copy a particular log.

  • Easy to setup.

  • Search Logs.

[Upcoming]

  • Send a Log file over email.
  • Set Properties within the log file. Example: Plain Log [Switch On/Off] Like that!
  • Clear logs.
  • Air Print.
  • See all the log files.
  • Log files management.
  • Export Text Log files to a PDF.
All Logs No Logs Alert Logs

How to use?

If you prefer manual installation.

You can always use Printer without PrinterViewController. But it’s suggestible to add this class for better logging.

  1. Add PrinterTableViewCell.swift, PrinterViewController.swift, Printer.storyboard and Printer.swift in your Project. You can simply add Printer folder as well.
  2. Everything is added, so now copy and paste the code below to present PrinterViewController from your app.

Always add it to someplace (example: navigation bar, side menu, tabbar, app settings) from where you can always present it during development.

    let printerStoryboard = UIStoryboard.init(name: "Printer", bundle: Bundle.main)
    let navcontroller = UINavigationController.init(rootViewController: (printerStoryboard.instantiateViewController(withIdentifier: "PrinterViewControllerID")))
    self.present(navcontroller, animated: true, completion: nil)

Save Logs to a File

Want to create a log file for use? We have covered it too.

let array = Printer.log.getAllLogs()
if !array.isEmpty {    
    Printer.log.saveLogToFile(logs: array)
}        

All your logs will be created in a separate file under Printer folder.

Delete all Log files?

Printer.log.deleteLogFiles()

Flush

Want to delete all the log files and free up some space?

Printer.log.flush()

Customize Printer

You can add a line after each logs.

DEFAULT: false IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.addLineAfterEachPrint = true

Example: when addLineAfterEachPrint is set to true.

[✅ Success] [⌚04-27-2017 10:53:28] [🆔 001] ➞ ✹✹This is a Success message.✹✹
________________________________________________________________________________________
[❌ Error] [⌚04-27-2017 10:53:28] [🆔 002] ➞ ✹✹This is a Error message.✹✹
________________________________________________________________________________________
[📣 Information] [⌚04-27-2017 10:53:28] [🆔 003] ➞ ✹✹This is an Information message.✹✹
________________________________________________________________________________________
[🚧 Warning] [⌚04-27-2017 10:53:28] [🆔 004] ➞ ✹✹This is a Warning message.✹✹
________________________________________________________________________________________
[🚨 Alert] [⌚04-27-2017 10:53:28] [🆔 005] ➞ ✹✹This is an Alert message.✹✹
________________________________________________________________________________________

Capitalize Titles & Details

You can even capitalize the title and details of logs.

DEFAULT: false IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.capitalizeTitles = true

DEFAULT: false IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.capitalizeDetails = true

Example: when capitalizeTitles and capitalizeDetails are set to true.

[✅ SUCCESS] [⌚04-27-2017 11:09:37] [🆔 001] ➞ ✹✹THIS IS A SUCCESS MESSAGE.✹✹

Don’t want to show Emojis?

IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.hideEmojis()

Example: when hideEmojis() called.

[Success] [04-27-2017 11:08:45] [001] ➞ ✹✹This is a Success message.✹✹
[Error] [04-27-2017 11:08:45] [002] ➞ ✹✹This is a Error message.✹✹
[Information] [04-27-2017 11:08:45] [003] ➞ ✹✹This is an Information message.✹✹
[Warning] [04-27-2017 11:08:45] [004] ➞ ✹✹This is a Warning message.✹✹
[Alert] [04-27-2017 11:08:45] [005] ➞ ✹✹This is an Alert message.✹✹

Don’t want to show Titles?

IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.hideTitles()

Don’t want to show Log Time?

DEFAULT: false IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.hideLogsTime = true

Customize Emojis

Don’t like the current Emojis? You can override the default Emojis with your favorite Emojis.

IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

Printer.log.successEmojiSymbol = "🎃"

Other properties for Emoji customization.

IMPORTANT: Should be called in advance.

<div class="snippet-clipboard-content position-relative" data-snippet-clipboard-copy-content="Printer.log.errorEmojiSymbol = ""
Printer.log.warningEmojiSymbol = ""
Printer.log.infoEmojiSymbol = ""
Printer.log.alertEmojiSymbol = ""
“>

Printer.log.errorEmojiSymbol = "<SetNew>"    
Printer.log.warningEmojiSymbol = "<SetNew>"    
Printer.log.infoEmojiSymbol = "<SetNew>"    
Printer.log.alertEmojiSymbol = "<SetNew>"