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iSnip is a new freeware application that allows users to manage and edit a collection of text clippings that can be easily accessed from a system wide menu.

iSnip includes the ability to create a snippet from the clipboard contents using a global hotkey, inserting or copying of the selected snippet, instant filtering of your snippet collection, full drag and drop organization, full rule-based organization (with wildcard support), integrated software updating, import and export of the users snippet database, and more.There is also a frequently updated blog here..

What's New

Version 1.4:
  • Brilliant new icon by Wolfgang Bartelme
  • Complete support for filling out Web forms automatically
  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Everbrite Member IconComment+0

I have been using isnip for years. I never had problems with 10.5 but a recent upgrade to 10.6 resulted in the program frequently hanging or quitting altogether.

I had actually looked at other programs but decided to fiddle with isnip first as I have a large library of snippets that I didn't want to lose or recreate. I discovered that if I set the preferences to limit the history to 20 items it has worked perfectly without hanging or quitting.

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Version 1.4

I was a big fan, too. Try this:


I think you'll find it reasonably comparable.

Horst Hildebrecht Member IconReview+1
Horst Hildebrecht

iSnip was a great application, but under 10.6 it caused hanging, so it had to be disabled. Do not use iSnip with Snow Leopard.

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Version 1.4
rich k. Member IconComment+93
rich k.

iSnip is dead, long live Clip Menu!!!!!! http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/29988/clipmenu

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Version 1.4

Thanks for the suggestion. Rich. iSnip became unusable for me with 10.5.7 and ClipMenu seems to be a good replacement.


Ditto the above comment. Was using iSnip for years but it's development is dead. And it's PPC, so it's slow even on my Mac Pro. ClipMenu offers the same features, it's not a PPC app (of course), plus it shows your long snippets via "tool tip" pop-up...really nice. Donated $5 to the developer -- I know I'll be using this application just about everyday.

Alexander-Klar Member IconComment+2

iSnip 1.4 is unstable under Leopard, as stated before - unless you choose "Disable clipboard history" in the Preferences. After doing so it's a reliable and very useful companion.

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Version 1.4
Dave DeLong (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Dave DeLong (Developer)

While iSnip is no longer available for download, a new version is being developed. Learn more about it at http://www.isnipapp.com

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Version 1.4
Rubaiyat Member IconComment+562

All the links are dead on iSnip.

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Version 1.4
jeremydgreat Member IconComment+1

Doesn't appear to be Leopard compatible. Won't launch.

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Version 1.4
aljuk Member IconReview+69

This app is awesome. I'm a web developer and can't tell you how useful this is to me. Sometimes it's the simplest things...

If I could request one feature, it would be syntax colouring for different coding languages. But really, that's just an aesthetic consideration.

Keep up the good work.

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Version 1.4
Dave DeLong (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Dave DeLong (Developer)

Hi iSnip users,

iSnip 2 is currently in the early stages of development. I've decided to rewrite the entire thing to take more advantage of some of the tools provided in the OS (CoreData being one of them), so it's "back to the drawing board."

But yes, iSnip 2 is forthcoming (when, I don't know... I do have school and a job to worry about first).


Dave DeLong

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Version 1.4

I recently upgraded to Mac OS Leopard, and now the iSnip icon disappears from the menu bar for no apparent reason.


wow great news!

however, until then....is it possible just to compile a universal binary update of the old isnip....it works perfectly for me, except for the minor issue of being rather slow.... :(

also...if i may request...keep the new version simple too! isnip's virtue is that it isnt a bloated, feature-filled app with dozens of floating opaque windows...


ars Member IconComment+4

After updating to Mac Os X 10.4.9 iSnip crashes when starting up. Here is part of the console log:
2007-03-14 10:26:15.042 iSnip[429] CFLog (0):
CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): plist parse failed; the data is not proper UTF-8. The file name for this data could be:
The parser will retry as in 10.2, but the problem should be corrected in the plist.
2007-03-14 10:26:15.067 iSnip[429] An uncaught exception was raised
2007-03-14 10:26:15.102 iSnip[429] *** -[NSKeyedUnarchiver initForReadingWithData:]: incomprehensible archive (0x62, 0x70, 0x6c, 0x69, 0x73, 0x74, 0x30, 0x30)
2007-03-14 10:26:15.102 iSnip[429] *** Uncaught exception: *** -[NSKeyedUnarchiver initForReadingWithData:]: incomprehensible archive (0x62, 0x70, 0x6c, 0x69, 0x73, 0x74, 0x30, 0x30)
Mar 14 10:26:36 xxxxx crashdump[430]: iSnip crashed
Mar 14 10:26:39 xxxxx crashdump[430]: crash report written to: /Users/xxxxx/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/iSnip.crash.log

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Version 1.4
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Downloads 21,380
Version Downloads 13,621
License Free
Date 04 Mar 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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