Apple launched Swift Playgrounds for iPad back in September 2016, allowing anyone to learn coding in a fun and easy way.
Fast forward nearly 3.5 years later, Swift Playgrounds has landed on the Mac (a Catalyst version, meaning it is built on the iPad app):
Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for Mac and iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, or experiment with a wide range of challenges that let you explore many unique coding experiences.
Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve. The whole time you are learning Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps. Code you write works seamlessly as you move between Mac and iPad.
So far in less than one day, Swift Playgrounds for Mac has already hit the #1 spot in the Mac App Store under the Education category.
Swift Playgrounds for Mac is free and comes in at 155 MB in size—click here to download it from the Mac App Store. It requires macOS 10.15.3 or later.