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Alex Rupérez

Published: 12 Mar 09:18
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An iOS context menu UI inspired by Things 3.
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  • Contextual menus with delightful animations and styles
  • Total control over menu contents using your own UIViewControllers
  • Tons of feature and interaction customizations


Just add ContextMenu to your Podfile and pod install. Done!

pod 'ContextMenu'

For Carthage, just add GitHawkApp/ContextMenu to your Cartfile and carthage bootstrap.

github "GitHawkApp/ContextMenu"


Show the menu from one of your UIViewControllers:
  sourceViewController: self,
  viewController: MyContentViewController()

You must provide a custom UIViewController to display in the menu. The only requirement is that you must set preferredContentSize to size your content.

class MyContentViewController: UIViewController {
  override func viewDidLoad() {
    title = "Demo"
    preferredContentSize = CGSize(width: 200, height: 200)


Display from a Source View

Animate the menu out from a button or view. ContextMenu will take care of layout so that your menu doesn't clip the screen.

@IBAction func onButton(_ sender: UIButton) {
    sourceViewController: self,
    viewController: MyContentViewController(),
    sourceView: sender

Container Style & Display

Use ContextMenu.Options to change the appearance of the containing view.
  sourceViewController: self,
  viewController: MenuViewController(),
  options: ContextMenu.Options(containerStyle: ContextMenu.ContainerStyle(backgroundColor: .blue)),
  sourceView: button

There's plenty more you can customize with ContextMenu.ContainerStyle:

  • cornerRadius: The corner radius of the menu
  • shadowRadius and shadowOpacity: Appearance of the container shadow
  • xPadding, yPadding, edgePadding: Padding from the source view and screen edge
  • overlayColor: The color of the background
  • motionEffect: Respond to device gyroscope changes, similar to app icons on

If you want more customizations, we will gladly accept a Pull Request!