This section lists some Saxon add-ons and extensions produced by third parties. Saxonica Limited takes no responsibility for the quality of these products. More information about third party products is available on the Saxon wiki pages.
Open Source tools
Kernow is a graphical front-end for Saxon. This is an open-source product developed by Andrew Welch. It provides an effective alternative to the Saxon command line interface for users who prefer a GUI for running ad-hoc transformations.
On MAC OS/X, Todd Ditchendorf has produced XSLPalette, which is designed to integrate with your own choice of text editor to provide XSLT development and debugging support.
Commercial Editors and Debuggers
A number of commercial XML IDEs provide support for XML, XSLT, and/or XQuery editing and debugging, with the ability to configure Saxon as the chosen XSLT/XQuery processor. These include:
Stylus Studio: offers XSLT, XQuery, and XML Schema development and debugging, all using Saxon. It has Saxon-EE built-in (but you will need a separate license to run Saxon-EE applications outside the IDE).
oXygen offers XSLT and XML Schema development and debugging for Saxon. It has Saxon-EE built-in (but you will need a separate license to run Saxon-EE applications outside the IDE).
A budget XML Editor and Debugger for Saxon is EditiX, with prices starting at $79.
XML Spy from Altova allows you to configure Saxon as your XSLT or XQuery processor, but does not provide Saxon debugging. If you want to run Saxon-PE or -EE, you will need your own license. There is also a third-party plug-in that allows Saxon-EE to be used for schema validation.