Every developer now and then creates archives of their apps. During rapid development cycles, this can be even on a daily basis. The archives can be fairly large and take up a lot of space.
While Xcode allows you to manage the archives via the Organizer window, it lacks a lot of functionality that XAM (standing for "Xcode Archive" Manager) brings to you:
- no multi-selection - in Xcode, you can only delete one archive at once, with the selection always jumping to the top with the UI lagging. This is very irritating and can take you quite some time if you have a few dozen archives to remove. Just for a comparison, 10 archives take at least 20 seconds to remove using Xcode, less than a second using XAM.
- no size information - XAM sums shows the size of each archive as well as total size for each app and a total size
- no statistics - XAM displays the total number of products, archives, total size, etc.
XAM is the perfect tool for anyone who creates Xcode archives on regular basis and they are piling up.