So I thought I'd do something a little different and instead of taking my annual break from writing iOS Dev Weekly, this issue is filled with my recommendations of essential tools for iOS development. There's no sponsorship or job listings and none of these tools have been picked for any other reason than the fact I use them and love them! Obviously there isn't room for every app I use here, but below is a list of my favourites.

So, if you want to give the developers of these tools a little gift this Christmas then download a few tools that you don't already have, every one of them is essential in my eyes. Or, if you do already own them, why not leave them a review on the App Store or tell a friend about them!

Here's to a successful 2015 for everyone! Thanks for reading.

Dave Verwer