Loaf 0.7.0

Loaf 0.7.0

Maintained by Mat Schmid.

Loaf 0.7.0

Loaf 🍞

Inspired by Android's Toast,
Loaf is a Swifty Framework for Easy iOS Toasts

Version Liscence Platform Swift4.2 Readme Score


From any view controller, a Loaf can be presented by calling:

Loaf("Message goes here", sender: self).show()

Which will result in:

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Bellow, I will discuss how to further customize your Loaf!


I've provided an example project to showcase uses of Loaf! Simply clone this repo, and open LoafExamples.xcodeproj. From here you can see and experiment custom Loaf styles in Examples.swift


Basic styles

Loaf comes with 4 basic style out of the box.

Success Error
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Warning Info
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These styles can be specified in the style property. For instance, to use Success styled Loaf, call it like so:

Loaf("This is a success loaf", state: .success, sender: self).show()

Custom styles

Loaf allows you to specify a custom style! This will let you set the colors, font, icon. and icon alignment. Here are some examples of custom Loaf styles!

Colors and icon Right icon alignment No icon
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All of these properties are specified as part of custom state, like so:

Loaf("Switched to light mode", state: .custom(.init(backgroundColor: .black, icon: UIImage(named: "moon"))), sender: self).show()

Presenting and dismissing

Loaf allows you to specify the presenting and dismissing direction. The presenting direction is independant from the dismissal direction. Here are some examples:

Vertical Left
vertical left
Right Mix
right mix

These are specified in the function signature, like so:

Loaf("Loaf message", presentingDirection: .left, dismissingDirection: .vertical, sender: self).show()


Toasts are typically presented at the bottom of the screen, but Loaf allows you to also present them at the top of the screen. Here is an example of a Loaf being presented at the top of the view:

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This is also specified in the function signature, like so:

Loaf("Loaf message", location: .top, sender: self).show()


Specify the presentation duration. When presenting a Loaf with .show(), a presentation duration can be specified. The default value is 4s, but there are presets for 2s and 8s. This is done by using .show(.short) for 2s, or .show(.long) for 8s. A custom duration can also be specified with .show(.custom(x)), where x represents the duration in seconds.

⚠️ New in 0.5.0:

  • A completion handler can be specified in the Loaf show() function signature. This block will be called when the dismissal animation is completed, or when the Loaf is tapped. This completion handler is now passed with a enum representing whether the Loaf was tapped or timmed out. Here is an example of using a completion handler:
Loaf(example.rawValue, sender: self).show { dismissalType in
     switch dismissalType {
          case .tapped: print("Tapped!")
          case .timedOut: print("Timmed out!")
  • A Loaf's width can be specified via the Style component. The width can be specifed as a fixed size (i.e. 280px) or as a percentage of the screen's width. (i.e. 0.8 -> 80%). Here is some example usage:
Loaf(example.rawValue, state: .custom(.init(backgroundColor: .black, width: .screenPercentage(0.8))), sender: self).show()
  • Loaf's will now be presented above tab bars, when possible.
  • Loaf's can be manually dismissed through a global method:
Loaf.dismiss(sender: self) // Where `self` is the Loaf's presenter



Loaf is on Cocoapods! After setting up Cocoapods in your project, simply add the folowing to your Podfile:

pod 'Loaf'

then run pod install from the directory containing the Podfile!

Don't forget to include import Loaf in every file you'd like to use Loaf


  • Swift 4.2+
  • iOS 9.0+


Pull requests, feature requests and bug reports are welcome 🚀

Thanks to @kirkbyo for helping me through the tough parts of this 💪

Made with ❤️ in 🇨🇦 by Mat Schmid