An easy to use, customizable replacement for UISegmentedControl & UISwitch.
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Xcode 10 - Swift 4.2 support
Latest commit 5d84656 Sep 24, 2018


Version Carthage compatible License Platform

BetterSegmentedControl is an easy to use, customizable replacement for UISegmentedControl and UISwitch written in Swift.



  • Can be used as a segmented control or switch
  • Plethora of customizable options from colors to insets and radii
  • Use icons as segments, or add your own custom segments
  • Designable straight in Interface Builder
  • Customizable behavior


  • iOS 8.0+
  • Xcode 7.3+



BetterSegmentedControl is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

Swift 4.x

pod 'BetterSegmentedControl', '~> 1.0'

Swift 3.x / Objective-C

pod 'BetterSegmentedControl', '0.8'


If you prefer using Carthage, simply add BetterSegmentedControl to your Cartfile:

Swift 4.x

github "gmarm/BetterSegmentedControl" ~> 1.0

Swift 3.x / Objective-C

github "gmarm/BetterSegmentedControl" 0.8


If you prefer not to use CocoaPods or Carthage, you can integrate BetterSegmentedControl into your project manually.


let control = BetterSegmentedControl(
    frame: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: 300, height: 44),
    segments: LabelSegment.segments(withTitles: ["One", "Two", "Three"],
    normalFont: UIFont(name: "HelveticaNeue-Light", size: 14.0)!,
    normalTextColor: .lightGray,
    selectedFont: UIFont(name: "HelveticaNeue-Bold", size: 14.0)!,
    selectedTextColor: .white),
    index: 1,
    options: [.backgroundColor(.darkGray),
control.addTarget(self, action: #selector(ViewController.controlValueChanged(_:)), for: .valueChanged)

You can find different ways of using it (such as by designing it in a Storyboard file) in the example project. To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


Feel free to Fork, submit Pull Requests or send me your feedback and suggestions! Please make sure that tests are passing before submitting a new Pull Request.

Known Issues

  • CocoaPods version 1.5+ breaks IBDesignable support. If you need IBDesignable support stick to CocoaPods version 1.4 for now.


George Marmaridis


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

I'd greatly appreciate it if you drop me a line if you decide using it in one of your apps.