Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
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Latest version: v4.9.10

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Atributika is an easy and painless way to build NSAttributedString. It is able to detect HTML-like tags, links, phone numbers, hashtags, any regex or even standard ios data detectors and style them with various attributes like font, color, etc. Atributika comes with drop-in label replacement AttributedLabel which is able to make any detection clickable


NSAttributedString is really powerful but still a low level API which requires a lot of work to setup things. It is especially painful if string is template and real content is known only in runtime. If you are dealing with localizations, it is also not easy to build NSAttributedString.

Oh wait, but you can use Atributika!

let b = Style("b").font(.boldSystemFont(ofSize: 20)).foregroundColor(.red)

label.attributedText = "Hello <b>World</b>!!!".style(tags: b).attributedString

Yeah, that's much better. Atributika is easy, declarative, flexible and covers all the raw edges for you.


  • NEW! AttributedLabel is a drop-in label replacement which makes detections clickable and style them dynamically for normal/highlighted/disabled states.
  • detect and style HTML-like tags using custom speedy parser
  • detect and style hashtags and mentions (i.e. #something and @someone)
  • detect and style links and phone numbers
  • detect and style regex and NSDataDetector patterns
  • style whole string or just particular ranges
  • ... and you can chain all above to parse some uber strings!
  • clean and expressive api to build styles
  • separate set of detection utils, in case you want to use just them
  • + operator to concatenate NSAttributedString with other attributed or regular strings
  • works on iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS


Detect and style tags, provide base style for the rest of string, don't forget about special html symbols

let redColor = UIColor(red:(0xD0 / 255.0), green: (0x02 / 255.0), blue:(0x1B / 255.0), alpha:1.0)
let a = Style("a").foregroundColor(redColor)

let font = UIFont(name: "AvenirNext-Regular", size: 24)!
let grayColor = UIColor(white: 0x66 / 255.0, alpha: 1)
let all = Style.font(font).foregroundColor(grayColor)

let str = "<a>&lt;a&gt;</a>tributik<a>&lt;/a&gt;</a>"
    .style(tags: a)

Detect and style hashtags and mentions

let str = "#Hello @World!!!"
    .styleHashtags(Style.font(.boldSystemFont(ofSize: 45)))

Detect and style links

let str = "Check this website http://google.com"

Detect and style phone numbers

let str = "Call me (888)555-5512"

Uber String

    let links = Style.foregroundColor(.blue)
    let phoneNumbers = Style.backgroundColor(.yellow)
    let mentions = Style.font(.italicSystemFont(ofSize: 12)).foregroundColor(.black)
    let b = Style("b").font(.boldSystemFont(ofSize: 12))
    let u = Style("u").underlineStyle(.styleSingle)
    let all = Style.font(.systemFont(ofSize: 12)).foregroundColor(.gray)

    let str = "@all I found <u>really</u> nice framework to manage attributed strings. It is called <b>Atributika</b>. Call me if you want to know more (123)456-7890 #swift #nsattributedstring https://github.com/psharanda/Atributika"
        .style(tags: u, b)


Atributika APIs styleXXX produce AttributedText which can be converted into NSAttributedString. Basically AttributedText just contains string, base style and all the detections.


AttributedLabel is able to display AttributedText and makes detections clickable if style contains any attributes for .highlighted

let tweetLabel = AttributedLabel()

tweetLabel.numberOfLines = 0

let all = Style.font(.systemFont(ofSize: 20))
let link = Style("a")
    .foregroundColor(.blue, .normal)
    .foregroundColor(.brown, .highlighted) // <-- detections with this style will be clickable now

tweetLabel.attributedText = "@e2F If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever.😊 #oscars https://pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap<br>Check this <a href=\"https://github.com/psharanda/Atributika\">link</a>"
    .style(tags: link)

tweetLabel.onClick = { label, detection in
            switch detection.type {
            case .hashtag(let tag):
                if let url = URL(string: "https://twitter.com/hashtag/\(tag)") {
            case .mention(let name):
                if let url = URL(string: "https://twitter.com/\(name)") {
            case .link(let url):
            case .tag(let tag):
                if tag.name == "a", let href = tag.attributes["href"], let url = URL(string: href) {



Current version is compatible with:

  • Swift 4.0+ (for Swift 3.2 use swift-3.2 branch)
  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • tvOS 9.0 or later
  • watchOS 2.0 or later
  • macOS 10.10 or later

Note: AttributedLabel works only on iOS

Why does Atributika have one 't' in its name?

Because in Belarusian/Russian we have one letter 't' (атрыбутыка/атрибутика). So basically it is transcription, not real word.



Add github "psharanda/Atributika" to your Cartfile


Atributika is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "Atributika"


  1. Add Atributika to you project as a submodule using git submodule add https://github.com/psharanda/Atributika.git
  2. Open the Atributika folder & drag Atributika.xcodeproj into your project tree
  3. Add Atributika.framework to your target's Link Binary with Libraries Build Phase
  4. Import Atributika with import Atributika and you're ready to go


Atributika is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Atributika README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.