The AVTagTextView library is a powerful and customizable text view component for iOS apps. It is designed to support tagged text, allowing you to easily highlight specific portions of your text with different colors, fonts, and styles.

Key Features

  • Support for styling individual tags within the text
  • Customizable appearance using attributes like color, font, style
  • Automatic link detection with customizable URL handling
  • Rich text editing capabilities
  • Easy integration with existing projects


AVTagTextView requires iOS 10.0 or later and is compatible with both Objective-C and Swift projects.


Using CocoaPods

To integrate AVTagTextView into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'AVTagTextView'

Manual Installation

  1. Download the AVTagTextView library files from the official GitHub repository.
  2. Drag and drop the AVTagTextView folder into your Xcode project.
  3. Make sure to select “Copy items if needed” and add it to your target.


To use AVTagTextView in your project, follow these steps:

1. Import the library

In the file where you want to use AVTagTextView, import the necessary files:

// For Objective-C projects
#import "AVTagTextView.h"

// For Swift projects
import AVTagTextView

2. Create an instance of AVTagTextView

Create an instance of AVTagTextView either programmatically or using a storyboard, depending on your preference.

// Programmatically
AVTagTextView *tagTextView = [[AVTagTextView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 200, 100)];
[tagTextView setText:@"Hello @[World]!"];
[self.view addSubview:tagTextView];

// Using storyboard
@IBOutlet weak var tagTextView: AVTagTextView!
tagTextView.text = "Hello @[World]!"

3. Customize the appearance

You can customize the appearance of the tags by modifying the tagAttributes property of the AVTagTextView instance:

tagTextView.tagAttributes = @{
    AVTagDefaultAttributeName: @{ NSForegroundColorAttributeName: [UIColor redColor] },
    @"World": @{ NSFontAttributeName: [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:16.0] }

4. Handle tag taps

To respond to taps on specific tags, use the AVTagTextViewDelegate protocol and implement the tagTextView:didTapTag: method:

tagTextView.tagDelegate = self;

// Delegate method implementation
- (void)tagTextView:(AVTagTextView *)tagTextView didTapTag:(NSString *)tag {
    NSLog(@"Tapped tag: %@", tag);

Additional Resources


AVTagTextView provides a convenient way to add tagged text functionality to your iOS app. By following the above steps, you can easily integrate and customize the AVTagTextView component in your project. For more details and advanced usage, refer to the official documentation and sample project provided.