Quickly try out any Swift pod or framework in a playground
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Test Drive 🚘

Swift 4.1 Marathon SPM @johnsundell

With Test Drive, you can quickly try out any Swift pod or framework in a playground. Simply run testdrive followed by the name of a pod, or the URL to a Git repository, and you will have a playground generated for you in no time!


  • Quickly try out a pod/framework without having to modify your project.
  • Try out multiple pods/frameworks at once - ideal when comparing similar ones.
  • Supports iOS, macOS & tvOS.


🚗 Take a pod for a test drive:

$ testdrive Unbox

🚙 Take a framework from a Git URL for a test drive:

$ testdrive git@github.com:johnsundell/files.git

🚕 Take multiple pods at once for a test drive:

$ testdrive Unbox Wrap

🏎 Take a test drive on a specific platform (iOS is the default):

$ testdrive Unbox -p tvOS

🚓 Use a specific version or branch for your test drive (the latest version is used by default):

$ testdrive Unbox -v 2.3.0
$ testdrive Unbox -v swift3
$ testdrive Wrap --master


The easiest way to install Test Drive is using Marathon:

$ marathon install johnsundell/testdrive

You can also install it using the Swift Package Manager:

$ git clone https://github.com/JohnSundell/TestDrive.git
$ cd TestDrive
$ swift build -c release -Xswiftc -static-stdlib
$ cp -f .build/release/TestDrive /usr/local/bin/testdrive

Help, feedback or suggestions?

  • Open an issue if you need help, if you found a bug, or if you want to discuss a feature request.
  • Open a PR if you want to make some change to Test Drive.
  • Contact @johnsundell on Twitter for discussions, news & announcements about Test Drive & other projects.