To create this post thousands of CocoaPods were evaluated, filtering only CocoaPods supporting Swift 5 or newer with iOS support. The CocoaPods matching the ranking filter were then sorted by number of Github stars, and the top 50 CocoaPods presented in this post.

Top 10 Best CocoaPods

#1 Alamofire

35,006 stars. Elegant HTTP Networking in Swift.

#2 Charts

23,713 stars. Beautiful charts for iOS/tvOS/OSX! The Apple side of the crossplatform MPAndroidChart.

#3 lottie-ios

20,853 stars. An iOS library to natively render After Effects vector animations.

#4 ReactiveCocoa

19,932 stars. Cocoa framework and Obj-C dynamism bindings for ReactiveSwift.

#5 RxSwift

19,450 stars. Reactive Programming in Swift.

#6 Kingfisher

17,835 stars. A lightweight, pure-Swift library for downloading and caching images from the web.

#7 SnapKit

17,152 stars. A Swift Autolayout DSL for iOS & OS X.

#8 IQKeyboardManager

14,785 stars. Codeless drop-in universal library allows to prevent issues of keyboard sliding up and cover UITextField/UITextView. Neither need to write any code nor any setup required and much more.

#9 yoga

13,872 stars. Yoga is a cross-platform layout engine which implements Flexbox.

#10 PromiseKit

13,117 stars. Promises for Swift & ObjC.

Top Swift CocoaPods Ranked

#11 Moya

12,676 stars. Network abstraction layer written in Swift.

#12 CocoaLumberjack

12,228 stars. A fast & simple, yet powerful & flexible logging framework for Mac and iOS.

#13 Material

11,685 stars. A UI/UX framework for creating beautiful applications.

#14 Eureka

11,002 stars. Elegant iOS form builder in Swift.

#15 SkeletonView

9,716 stars. An elegant way to show users that something is happening and also prepare them to which contents they are awaiting.

#16 NVActivityIndicatorView

9,575 stars. A collection of awesome loading animations.

#17 SwifterSwift

9,316 stars. A handy collection of more than 500 native Swift extensions to boost your productivity.

#18 Quick

8,944 stars. The Swift (and Objective-C) testing framework.

#19 ObjectMapper

8,649 stars. Simple JSON Object mapping written in Swift.

#20 CryptoSwift

8,190 stars. CryptoSwift is a growing collection of standard and secure cryptographic algorithms implemented in Swift.

#21 R.swift

7,796 stars. Strong typed, autocompleted resources like images, fonts and segues in Swift projects.

#22 LTMorphingLabel

7,426 stars. [EXPERIMENTAL] Graceful morphing effects for UILabel written in Swift.

#23 SQLite.swift

7,326 stars. A type-safe, Swift-language layer over SQLite3.

#24 Cartography

7,171 stars. A declarative Auto Layout DSL for Swift :iphone::triangular_ruler:

#25 Reachability.swift

7,086 stars. Replacement for Apple's Reachability re-written in Swift with closures.

#26 JTAppleCalendar

6,803 stars. The Unofficial Apple iOS Swift Calendar View. Swift calendar Library. iOS calendar Control. 100% Customizable.

#27 ReSwift

6,703 stars. Unidirectional Data Flow in Swift - Inspired by Redux.

#28 facebook-ios-sdk

6,603 stars. Used to integrate the Facebook Platform with your iOS & tvOS apps.

#29 Starscream

6,462 stars. Websockets in swift for iOS and OSX.

#30 swift-nio

6,265 stars. Event-driven network application framework for high performance protocol servers & clients, non-blocking.

#31 SwiftDate

6,128 stars. Toolkit to parse, validate, manipulate, compare and display dates, time & timezones in Swift.

#32 ViewAnimator

6,086 stars. ViewAnimator brings your UI to life with just one line.

#33 KeychainAccess

6,044 stars. Simple Swift wrapper for Keychain that works on iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS.

#34 AMScrollingNavbar

5,999 stars. Scrollable UINavigationBar that follows the scrolling of a UIScrollView.

#35 SwiftMessages

5,896 stars. A very flexible message bar for iOS written in Swift.

#36 FSPagerView

5,672 stars. FSPagerView is an elegant Screen Slide Library. It is extremely helpful for making Banner ViewProduct ShowWelcome/Guide PagesScreen/ViewController Sliders.

#37 Nuke

5,579 stars. Powerful image loading and caching system.

#38 TextFieldEffects

5,510 stars. Custom UITextFields effects inspired by Codrops, built using Swift.

#39 Macaw

5,493 stars. Powerful and easy-to-use vector graphics Swift library with SVG support.

#40 SwipeCellKit

5,411 stars. Swipeable UITableViewCell/UICollectionViewCell based on the stock, implemented in Swift.

#41 SwiftyStoreKit

5,282 stars. Lightweight In App Purchases Swift framework for iOS 8.0+, tvOS 9.0+ and macOS 10.10+

#42 SwiftEntryKit

5,151 stars. SwiftEntryKit is a presentation library for iOS. It can be used to easily display overlays within your iOS apps.

#43 SwiftyBeaver

5,020 stars. Convenient & secure logging during development & release in Swift 3, 4 & 5

#44 SideMenu

4,921 stars. Simple side/slide menu control for iOS, no code necessary! Lots of customization. Add it to your project in 5 minutes or less.

#45 BulletinBoard

4,921 stars. General-purpose contextual cards for iOS.

#46 capacitor

4,831 stars. Build cross-platform Native Progressive Web Apps for iOS, Android, and the Web

#47 Surge

4,804 stars. A Swift library that uses the Accelerate framework to provide high-performance functions for matrix math, digital signal processing, and image manipulation.

#48 OHHTTPStubs

4,651 stars. Stub your network requests easily! Test your apps with fake network data and custom response time, response code and headers!

#49 MessageKit

4,520 stars. A community-driven replacement for JSQMessagesViewController.

#50 Instructions

4,495 stars. Create walkthroughs and guided tours (coach marks) in a simple way, with Swift.