Recently I have been working on an iOS project which was using Core-Data for all model objects. I found it frustrating that I couldn’t inspect the data going into the Core-Data, I’m surprised that Apple haven’t released some form of tool.

Anyway, after an internet search, I found a tool called “PonyDebugger” it a simple tool which allows you to inspect the Core-Data objects during using the app.

You can download it from here

Installation is simple and it is very easy to get started.

To run the service:

ponyd serve –listen-interface=127.0.0.1

Then install the library into your application using cocoapods

pod 'PonyDebugger', '~> 0.4.0'


Then put this in your appdelegate:

PDDebugger *debugger = [PDDebugger defaultInstance];
[debugger connectToURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"ws://localhost:9000/device"]];
[debugger enableCoreDataDebugging];
[debugger addManagedObjectContext:self.managedObjectContext withName:@"My MOC"];