This section lists some Saxon add-ons and extensions produced by third parties. Saxonica Limited takes no responsibility for the quality of these products.
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 XML Editor 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 $119.
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.