We really ♥ Swift and we think that dates and timezones management should be painless: this is the reason we made SwiftDate, probability the best way to manage date and time in Swift.

Choose SwiftDate for your next project, or migrate over your existing projects—you’ll be happy you did!

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Main features

That’s an highlight of the main features you can found in SwiftDate:

  • Simple math operation with dates! Example: aDate + 2.weeks + 1.hours or (1.years - 2.hours + 16.minutes).fromNow()
  • Easy conversions to and from timezone, locale and calendar. Use helper class DateInRegion and perform conversions with components and operations!
  • Compare dates with math operators <,>,==,<=,>=. For example you can do aDate1 >= aDate2 or aDate1.isIn(anotherDate,.day)
  • Easily work with time components. E.g. aDateInRegion.day or hour, minutes etc. expressed in your favourite timezone!
  • Easy and optimized way to get and transform a date from and to strings: supports both colloquial (human readable) and fixed formats (ISO8601, AltRSS, RSS, Extended, .NET and custom string as per Unicode standard)
  • Express time interval in other time units; for example 120.seconds.in(.minutes) // 2 minutes
  • Many shortcuts to get intervals, work with time units, intervals and common date operations (isYesterday,isTomorrow,isBefore()…)
  • many many other shiny things!

How to get started


Code is documented for Xcode, so you can use built in documentation panel to learn more about the library.

You can also generate latest documentation using Jazzy; install Jazzy via gem install jazzy then, from terminal, move to /SwiftDate folder and type jazzy -c jazzy.yaml. Documentation will be generated in docs folder.


Current Release

Last release is: 4.0.3 Download here released on Mon, Oct 3, 2016.

A complete list of changes for each release is available in CHANGELOG file.

Help Us!

Currently we need translations for SwiftDate.bundle. Help us with a pull request!

Currently SwiftDate supports:

  • English
  • Italian
  • German (made by to hackolein, since 4.0.3)
  • Dutch (made by hout)

Make a pull request and add your language!


SwiftDate supports multiple methods for installing the library in a project.


To integrate SwiftDate into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '8.0'

target 'TargetName' do
pod 'SwiftDate', '~> 4.0'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install


Actually current official version is 4.0.0 and it’s compatible with:

  • Swift 3.0+
  • iOS 8 or later
  • macOS 10.10 or later
  • watchOS 2.0 or later
  • tvOS 9.0 or later
  • …and virtually any platform which is compatible with Swift 3 and implements the Swift Foundation Library

Are you searching for an old (unsupported) SwiftDate version? Check out:

Credits & License

SwiftDate is owned and maintained by Daniele Margutti along with main contribution of Jeroen Houtzager.

As open source creation any help is welcome!

The code of this library is licensed under MIT License; you can use it in commercial products without any limitation.

The only requirement is to add a line in your Credits/About section with the text below:

Date and Time Management is provided by SwiftDate - http://www.swift-date.com
Created by Daniele Margutti and licensed under MIT License.

Your App and SwiftDate

If you want we are interested in making a list of all projects which uses this library. Feel free to open an Issue on GitHub so with the name and links of your project; we’ll add it to this site.