CodeBox
CodeBox
1.6

4.3

CodeBox free download for Mac

CodeBox

1.6
07 April 2012

Full-featured code snippet manager.

Overview

If you are looking for a fully-featured snippet manager then CodeBox is exactly what you need!

  • Support for multiple libraries that can be put into the Dropbox to sync with your co-workers
  • CodeBar helper app in the menu bar for browsing and searching through all known libraries
  • Edit, Copy or Paste snippets into an active application right from the menu bar
  • Use variable placeholders and abbreviations to replace text expanding software
  • Extremely flexible snippet management using Tags, Folders, Groups and Smart Groups
  • Over 100 syntaxes including CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C, C++, Objective-C, Python, and Ruby
  • Import snippet libraries from the other snippet manager apps in one click
  • Support for sharing snippets to the most popular social code services i.e Gist and Snipplr
  • Each snippet can include multiple assets, for example "index.html", "script.js" and "styles.css"
  • Drag and drop a custom .tmTheme into the code editor to change highlighting colors
  • Import source code files and folders by dragging them into the app from Finder
  • Create snippets faster using the bookmarklet Add To CodeBox or OS X Services
  • All other features that you need from the code snippet manager while developing software

What's new in CodeBox

Version 1.6:
  • Minimalist view with a plain text in the table of snippets
  • Improved tooltips for the CodeBar menu items
  • Remembering the last used external editor for each file type
  • Fixed text expander in some apps
  • Other improvements and bug fixes

28 CodeBox Reviews

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Fishscale
09 January 2011

Most helpful

So everything is now shareware w/o the trial period now with the app store? Every single app now costs money and I see no way of obtaining a trial version. Not just speaking of this app but every app since I have seen the app store open. It's crazy. Dev's take back your hard work! Apple has enough money. This is a comment as I can't try the app obviously as I am missing something about the app store or apple has just taken it too far.
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Version 1.0
Mikael-B
12 July 2019
To the developer: So is this now abandoned?
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Version 1.6
mymon
23 February 2014
Im using this app for months now and its great just one issue - if you work on a quite long snippet at some stage it keeps moving you to the top even you are working on the lines on the very bottom I'd like to see a fix for that as I have few long snippets Im working on
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Version 1.6
Iaminsane
24 January 2013
I recently gave up on snippets (the app) and wanted to find a new snippet manager. Looking at 3 or 4 I thought codebox best. It's a nice effective app that does the "basic job". For that it deserves 4 stars. The extra features that could make it a 5 star app are in the app, but are really really "rough". Having absolutely no documentation doesn't help. If the developer can bring it together soon, it will be a 5 star.
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Version 1.6
Xplicit
05 July 2012
Anyone know where to find a demo?
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
Fishscale
Fishscale
15 July 2012
no demo, MAS only.
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Dan-D
26 March 2012
This seems to be a great app, just purchased the latest version today and I love the UI/Design. I cant say anything about all those great features as it takes a while to work them all out – There is no manual at all! There's just a huge list of features on the developers website, but no manual, tutorial or info on how to use all those features. The are some "Tips and Tricks" on the website and a few videos on Youtube though, but a manual would be nice, especially for an app with that amount of features. Cheers, Dan
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Version 1.5.2
3 answer(s)
Shpakovski
Shpakovski
26 March 2012
Noted, thank you Dan.
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Dan-D
Dan-D
20 April 2012
Here's an update to my first post above (btw, thanks for your quick reply Vadim): First of all, the more I use this app the more I love it! I was a little frustrated at first as it took me some time to figure out some features (e.g. I had to use google to find a blog post with some details about the abbreviations feature! And I still have no clue about the "variable placeholders" function), but once you know most of the functions, its a pleasure to use an app. Some of my favorite/most used features are: * CodeBar with modifier keys * the abbreviation function (which I just figured out how to use ;-)) * multiple Assets for each Snippet (like some demo html code for your fancy new jQuery function) * snippet management using folders, groups, tags and smart groups * system-wide services * sync via FTP and Dropbox * nice syntax highlighting * huge amount of supported languages I can't wait to see what the developer will come up with in the next version! A function to set/change the cursor position after pasting a snippet would be great. (or is this the "variable placeholders" function mentioned on the developers website?) And whats that "text replacement" function mentioned by Teksestro, btw? Cheers, Dan
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v-s
v-s
20 April 2012
@Dan-D. Thanks. There is no way to define cursor placement after Paste in the current version, but I will consider it for the future development. “Text replacement” means an Edit Code panel available from the CodeBar menu, where you can edit a snippet before pasting it into the active app.
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Ulyssesric
26 March 2012
Can't download the update since the previous update. The App store always says: "The product distribution file could not be verified. It may be damaged or was not signed."
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Version 1.5.2
1 answer(s)
Shpakovski
Shpakovski
26 March 2012
It seems like everything is okay with other users. Could you please contact me by email codebox@shpakovski.com to provide more details? Sorry for inconvenience.
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NotUsed
25 March 2012
Where's the demo???
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Version 1.5.2
1 answer(s)
Shpakovski
Shpakovski
25 March 2012
There is no trial, but you may find useful these videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSZ_Q97LXH8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNEwltyKDWY Sorry for inconvenience, I'll consider to make a Demo version.
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Teksestro
22 March 2012
Arguably the best general, system-wide snippet manager for the MacOS. Very feature-full. PROS: * syntax highlighting for numerous languages * system-wide integration (via menubar app & services) * various ways to split and categorise your snippet library: folders, groups, tags , or just divide your collection among separate libraries * ability to group code snippets that should go together - like a CSS trick with the accompanying HTML - into a single snippet containing 2 clips * simple text-replace-before-paste feature * active, responsive and friendly developer CONS: * lack of proper manual or help files, so the user has to rely on experimentation to discover and learn some of the program's best features - like text replacement and abbreviations * syntax highlighting sometimes fails - i.e., PHP files that have an open tag, but not a closing one, do not highlight CONCLUSION: Excellent value for money, and considering the responsiveness of the developer, we can expect it will only get better. Although many of the code authoring tools these days have built-in snippet managers, if you user more than one of these, and prefer to have your snippets in a central, neutral location, it will be hard to find a better program than this.
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Version 1.5.1
1 answer(s)
Shpakovski
Shpakovski
22 March 2012
Thank you for the comprehensive review, I will use your feedback to improve the app.
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bobembry
17 March 2012
Needs full text search and a couple of field navigation shortcuts then it get 5 STARS.
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Version 1.5
2 answer(s)
Shpakovski
Shpakovski
20 March 2012
Thanks for the feedback. Version 1.5.1 brings support for search through code and notes.
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bobembry
bobembry
20 March 2012
Thanks, that was quick. After a test drive, I bump my rating.
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Cgntoonartist
06 March 2012
This app is a time saver! A must have if you are a programmer.
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Version 1.4.1
1 answer(s)
Shpakovski
Shpakovski
20 March 2012
Thank you!
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4.3

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  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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