Snippets
Snippets 0.8.2
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Snippets stores the most often-used pieces of your code for you to re-use in different projects.

Feature list:
  • Snippets supports real-time synchronization as its core
  • Distributors are plugins for Snippets that distribute snippets to the different code editors where you can reuse them natively by taking advantages of built-in functions like variables, placeholders, autocompletions, popup suggestions, and other features
  • Snippets Expander -- assign a short string called Tab Trigger to
What's New
Version 0.8.2:
  • Fixed Issue with 2 instances of Snippets Assistance running at the same time.
  • Fixed Snippets Assistant did not displayed snippets in menu if root item is Group rather than Folder.
  • Fixed Snippets Expander and Global Search can reuse snippets from Trash.
  • Fixed Fixed issue with cursor positioning in code editor on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Enhanced Improve php syntax checker, improvements to highlighting of xml like languages.
Version 0.8.2:
  • Fixed Issue with 2 instances of Snippets Assistance running at the same time.
  • Fixed Snippets Assistant did not displayed snippets in menu if root item is Group rather than Folder.
  • Fixed Snippets Expander and Global Search can reuse snippets from Trash.
  • Fixed Fixed issue with cursor positioning in code editor on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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//idn reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
Well, since Snippets is obviously not developed anymore (instead there's a smaller, uglier, feature-cut and free version put out – that's the second screenshot above) and suffers a couple of smaller issues in Mavericks, I decided to drop using it and went with CodeBox instead.

Ideas come and go. Innovation is a good thing. But what matters most is implementation. Here's where the competition part comes in. Apple for example weren't by far the first ones coming up with any of their product ideas. What they did is rethink and refine an idea or whole category into a fantastic product. There are so many ideas coming to so many people out there every day but only few proceed with them and even fewer refine them into a useful or even impressive product.

I couldn't care less about code syncing where my data gets shipped out to yet another platform I'd need to trust. This might work for customers – for developers not so much. I couldn't care less about a new feature-cut version. What I need is an innovative snippet manager which lets me get on with my tasks with as little friction as possible. While CodeBox looks like a fresh approach (multiple assets in one snippet, great menu bar utility, much improved looks), Snippets feels stable and abandoned.

I'm sad to see Snippets go down this way. I had a good time using it. However, it just doesn't cut it anymore for me. And yes, I feel like I did get my money's worth initially but the abandonment leaves a foul taste in my mouth nonetheless. I wish you success in your future endeavors but for now I'm out.
[Version 0.8.2]


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LuukLuuk commented on 31 Mar 2014
I don't get it. The first screenshot is from http://www.snippetsapp.com, the second is from http://www.snippets.me

?
[Version 0.8.2]

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LuukLuuk replied on 31 Mar 2014
Now I get it:

http://www.snippetsapp.com/blog/new-snippets.html

Hey everyone, how are you?
About a year ago we started working on the new project. We’ve taken an idea of Snippets and built a new, more powerful service. Today I’d like to introduce it to you.
But first of all I’d like to say THANK YOU to all of you for support. It couldn’t be possible without you.
We decided to turn Snippets into a platform with the apps for Mac and Windows and the cloud for syncing and providing additional services such as sharing either privately or publicly. Our future plans are to release web app as well as the app for the iPad.
With the new project we are moving away from the domain snippetsapp.com to snippets.me. This is not only better and simpler domain, the main reason of doing that is that Snippets is not just a simple Mac app anymore.
Apps we are releasing today are early featureless alpha versions. Our main concern for now is to implement syncing because it is the core of the apps and it is the hardest feature. When we ensure sync is working properly we will be rolling out more features.
With the new project we also designed a new logo. Here is how it looks like:

I’d like to invite you to try the apps and sync, please report any problems you are experiencing. We’ve also created a special section on our new website that allows you to suggest your ideas and vote on others suggestions, so, we can see what most of you want.
For the further updates and announcements please take a look and subscribe at our new website at snippets.me.
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DilipM6986 reviewed on 15 Oct 2013
Really good and helpful app for the developer.
And the customer support is really good.
Thumbs up for the Developer.
[Version 0.8.1]

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Snippets (developer) replied on 17 Oct 2013
Thank you, Dilip!
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Negritude commented on 15 Jul 2013
Whenever I try to download Snippets via Firefox, I end up with a generic text download sans zip extension. When I download via Safari, the file downloads correctly. Something in the web code is not reporting the file type correctly to Firefox.
[Version 0.7.3]

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Snippets (developer) replied on 07 Oct 2013
This is already fixed. The problem was the space in downloadable filename and Firefox was unable to download it correctly.
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Iaminsane reviewed on 23 Jan 2013
Be careful - they are still selling "v1" at US $20 and no where do I see anything telling the buyer it is essentially no longer supported.

"Version 2" is a very immature release. Absolutely not ready for production.

I really like the app. I mean - I paid full price for it. But I would steer clear for now. I gave up on these guys and bought CodeBox, which I very much like.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Snippets (developer) replied on 03 May 2013
There is a blog post that tells about the old and new app as well as notable (I believe it is notable) label on Buy page that asks to read blog post prior to buying. There is no other way to buy except through this page.

The website for old app is still live because... you are right, new app is not ready for production and, therefore, as a replacement of the old app. We can't simply close it and say "Use the new app". Please understand this. If you have a suggestion on what should we do in this situation you are welcome.

Now about support and customers. We do support customers of old Snippets, old Snippets will be updated to the new app when it is ready, but as you noted already it is not yet ready. It makes no sense to add features to the old app at this time. It will simply slow down the development of the new app. We develop the new app in parallel and when ready, old app will be upgraded to the new one.

New app is free but not everything is free. We are changing business model as well, so, desktop clients will be free but customers will pay for premium features. Of course we remember about current customers, they support us in development of the new app and of course we will reward them by giving them paid stuff for free.

I hope this clarify things a little bit.
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merenkoff reviewed on 15 Aug 2012
This is a "how to" to keep old Snippets in sync between Macs using Dropbox.
◦ First we make an appropriate folder on Snippets (you just need to do this on your first computer, and obviously both computers need to have Dropbox installed): mkdir -p ~/Dropbox/Library
◦ Then we hop into the folder just above where Snippets stores its database: cd ~/Library/Application Support/
◦ We now move your existing Snippets database onto Dropbox (again, just on the first computer): mv Snippets ~/Dropbox/Library/Snippets, OR:
◦ If you’re on the second computer (at work, for example), you need to remove the Snippets folder: rm -rf Snippets
◦ Now we link the Snippets folder to Dropbox: ln -s ~/Dropbox/Library/Snippets Snippets

Note: if you Install Snippets for Mac (from snippets.me). You can't do sync using Dropbox!!!
Note: This sync solution seems to work fine if you don't run both "old Snippets" apps at the same time.
Note: Don't make Snippets "Open at Login" on either computer, or it will open the Snippets library before Dropbox gets a chance to sync it when you log into OS X, then save over it when you quit.
[Version 1.4.1]


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Xplicit commented on 04 Jul 2012
Do not buy, this app has been abandoned. As I recall the developer promised version two with new features ...
Not trustworthy
[Version 1.4]

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Snippets (developer) replied on 17 Jul 2012
It is not abandoned, even more, it is being developer more actively with more features. We were working a long time on the new project. You can find more information about it in our latest blog post http://www.snippetsapp.com/blog/new-snippets.html
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Iaminsane replied on 20 Feb 2013
I agree. The developer responds and says it's being actively developed. But - there was a single update released in 2012, and needless to say none in 2013. My version is broke, and I have no expectation it will ever be fixed. their "new" version is unusable. When the developer abandons the app, so do I. Went with code box.
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Xplicit commented on 01 May 2012
There are different builds of version 1.4. I had build 770 and now there's build 772.
@Dev: To make it more clear why not update the version number, maybe to 1.4.1 or 1.4.2 ? (fyi, the schema is ..).
[Version 1.4]

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Snippets (developer) replied on 17 Jul 2012
It was a really small fix like typo which was released in about 2 hours after releasing 770. Those who updated in this period of time will get a new update and those who not will get the latest update. It does not make sense to increase a version number.
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Bdikkat commented on 08 Jan 2012
"Integration with MobileMe"

MobileMe is effectively dead. What about iCloud?
[Version 1.4]

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Caberlin replied on 15 Mar 2012
To be honest, Snippets never worked well with Mobile Me anyway.

iCloud seems to be almost impossible to implement for external software makers or I would see this more often.

Dropbox Support could be a solution?
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Snippets (developer) replied on 17 Jul 2012
iCloud NO, mainly because it is for Mac app store only apps which now requires sandboxing. With sanboxing we can't provide required functionality for the app to still useful. We've announced a new Snippets which supports cloud sync natively and this is what we were working a long time. Thanks.
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Levithan reviewed on 24 Nov 2011
Great tool with really cool Features!
A cool new feature would be the involvement of the Xcode documentation for search, similar to "dash" does.
[Version 1.4]

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Snippets (developer) replied on 25 Nov 2011
Thanks for the review. I'm not sure I understand your feature, can you send an email to support at snippetsapp.com explaining it?
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JDMv2 had trouble on 16 Aug 2013
I was using a demo version of Snippets that used a xml database before it transitioned to a sqlite database in 0.5.2. I've tried several methods of upgrading but it won't import the xml data. Is there any way I can do this, maybe get an older version, or are all my snippets of code now unusable?
[Version 0.7.3]


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Macscripter had trouble on 10 Jan 2010
Regrettably, Snippets crashes for me. How on earth does one contact the developer?
[Version 0.7.6.1]

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Ruflin commented on 10 Jan 2010
Here you can contact him: http://groups.google.com/group/snippetsapp/
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Snippets (developer) replied on 09 Apr 2010
@RUFLIN Thanks!

@MACSCRIPTER You can also send an email at support@snippetsapp.com or leave your feedback at http://www.snippetsapp.com/support/feedback/

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Serbian rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 0.8.2]



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Vladimir Prudnikov rated on 21 May 2013

[Version 0.7]



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Iaminsane rated on 20 Feb 2013

[Version 1.4.1]



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Sandwich rated on 24 Jul 2012

[Version 1.4]



albanna rated on 29 Feb 2012

[Version 1.4]



netnyke rated on 24 Nov 2011

[Version 1.4]



Flashcentury rated on 24 Nov 2011

[Version 1.4]



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poobard rated on 01 Apr 2011

[Version 1.3]



Talissman rated on 01 Apr 2011

[Version 1.3]



Johnnypea rated on 01 Apr 2011

[Version 1.3]


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Version Downloads:529
Type:Development : Libraries
License:Free
Date:31 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Snippets stores the most often-used pieces of your code for you to re-use in different projects.

Feature list:
  • Snippets supports real-time synchronization as its core
  • Distributors are plugins for Snippets that distribute snippets to the different code editors where you can reuse them natively by taking advantages of built-in functions like variables, placeholders, autocompletions, popup suggestions, and other features
  • Snippets Expander -- assign a short string called Tab Trigger to any snippet, then type it in any editor and press Tab. It will expand to the whole snippet of code
  • Snippets Assistant is a small app that resides in menu bar and which you can use to quickly browse your library and perform several operations
  • Global Search allows you to find and insert snippet without loosing the focus from the editor you are currently working in. Invoke the global shortcut and it will appears on top of all apps
  • Groups and folders to organize your library
  • Very fast search
  • Support for system-wide collecting and pasting of the code
  • Native OS X user experience
  • Different syntax highlights


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