Recently I have been dabbling in Swift, but Apple’s XCode IDE has left a lot to be desired. Thankfully, JetBrains has two IDEs that work with Swift, CLion (great for basic Swift CLI/Server applications), and AppCode (a more direct competitor to XCode, with the ability to open XCode projects and debug on iOS).

Like Rider, which is JetBrain’s Visual Studio competitor, AppCode is designed to mimic the default behaviour of it’s origin IDE. In this case, I noticed that, like XCode, AppCode wouldn’t show files outside of the XCode project. In my case this meant a folder containing some HTML and CSS files.

Thankfully, it’s easy to go back to the regular file structure view. Just click on “Project” above where your source files are listed and select “Files” in the drop down.

Now your Swift Project in AppCode will display all files, including non-project ones!