🏷 TaggerKit helps you to quickly implement tags in your UIKit apps, so you can go on and test your idea without having to worry about logic and custom collection layouts.

What's New

TaggerKit 0.6.1


• Added support for Swift Package Manager;
• Fixed a bug that was causing a tag view to not send tags to another one by tapping the button;
• Added a convenience init method to create a tag view more quickly;


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TaggerKit helps you quickly integrate tags into your iOS projects. It provides a collection view for displaying tags and a text field for adding them to another collection view. The custom layout used by TaggerKit is based on TagCellLayout by Ritesh Gupta.


To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


TaggerKit is writtern is compatible with Swift 4.2/5 and runs on iOS 11+.



• Added support for Swift Package Manager; • Fixed a bug that was causing a tag view to not send tags to another one by tapping the button; • Added a convenience init method to create a tag view more quickly;


tagIsBeingAdded and tagIsBeingRemoved methods are not accessible by override from UIViewControllers. This is because UIViewController is not a delegate of TKViewController anymore. If you want to use these methods you can still make your controller conform to the TKCollectionViewDelegate protocol; • Custom properties customTagBorderWidth and customTagBorderColor can now be set; • Added Carthage support; • iOS 13, Xcode 11, Swift 5.1 support; • Some code refactored;


TaggerKit is available through CocoaPods, Carthage or SPM.

To install the latest version, just add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'TaggerKit'

In your Cartfile:

github "nekonora/TaggerKit" ~> 0.6.0

Or add this repo as a swift package inside of Xcode 11.


Static tags

Tags can be implemented in a couple of ways. Let's start simple: you have a bunch of tags (Strings) that you want to show to the user. A static collection view is just what we need.

  1. In Interface Builder, create a container view in your ViewController and then delete its child from the storyboard:

Interface Builder container view

  1. Import TaggerKit into your view controller and create an outlet for the container view

    import TaggerKit
    	class ViewController: UIViewController {
    		@IBOutlet var containerView: UIView!
  2. Instantiate and a TKCollectionView() and give it to the container with:

    var tagCollection = TKCollectionView()
    override func viewDidLoad() {
    	add(tagCollection, toView: containerView)
  3. Give the collection view some tags:

    	tagCollection.tags = ["Some", "Tag", "For", "You"]
  4. Done!

Dynamic tags

Do this if you want what you saw in the preview GIF.

  1. Follow the instructions above and create two collection views, putting them into two different containers

  2. For both collection views set their .action property accordingly. For example: if you are in a view displaying a product to which your user has already added some tags, these tags should be removable, hence that collection's action should be .removeAction (more on how to be notified of tags events later).

    productTagsCollection.action 	= .removeTag
  3. Create a Text Field outlet and set its custom class to TKTextField

  4. Set the text field's .sender and .receiver properties. This enables the text field to add tags to a collection. The sender is a collection view that is displaying tags from the textfield (tags that should be filtered), while the receiver is the collection receiving the tags:

    textField.sender = allTagsCollection
    textField.receiver = productTagsCollection
  5. If you want the "filter" collection to be able to add tags, set these properties:

    allTagsCollection.action = .addTag
    allTagsCollection.receiver = productTagsCollection
  6. Lastly, you probably want to be notified and act upon tags being added or removed from a collection. For this purpose, TaggerKit lets you override these two methods in order to add your functionality (your controller must the delegate of the collections):

    allTagsCollection.delegate 	= self
    productTagsCollection.delegate 	= self
    override func tagIsBeingAdded(name: String?) {
    	// Example: save testCollection.tags to UserDefault
    	print("added \(name!)")
    override func tagIsBeingRemoved(name: String?) {
    	print("removed \(name!)")


TKCollectionView has some properties you can set to modify the tag's appearance:

// Custom font
	tagCollection.customFont = UIFont.boldSystemFont(ofSize: 14)
// Corner radius of tags	
	tagCollection.customCornerRadius = 14.0		
// Spacing between cells					
	tagCollection.customSpacing = 20.0	
// Background of cells						
	tagCollection.customBackgroundColor = UIColor.red	
// Border for cells
    tagCollection.customTagBorderColor = UIColor.red
    tagCollection.customTagBorderSize = 2


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Last updated: Mon Apr 15 2024 16:11:27 GMT-0900 (Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time)