CodeBox
CodeBox
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CodeBox free download for Mac

CodeBox for Mac1.6

07 April 2012

Full-featured code snippet manager.

What is CodeBox for Mac

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
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Jul 12 2019
1.6
0.0
Jul 12 2019
0.0
Version: 1.6
To the developer: So is this now abandoned?
mymon
mymon
Feb 23 2014
1.6
4.5
Feb 23 2014
4.5
Version: 1.6
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
Iaminsane
Iaminsane
Jan 24 2013
1.6
4.0
Jan 24 2013
4.0
Version: 1.6
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.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Jul 5 2012
1.6
0.0
Jul 5 2012
0.0
Version: 1.6
Anyone know where to find a demo?
Dan-D
Dan-D
Mar 26 2012
1.5.2
4.0
Mar 26 2012
4.0
Version: 1.5.2
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
Ulyssesric
Ulyssesric
Mar 26 2012
1.5.2
0.0
Mar 26 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
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."
NotUsed
NotUsed
Mar 25 2012
1.5.2
0.0
Mar 25 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
Where's the demo???
Teksestro
Teksestro
Mar 22 2012
1.5.1
4.5
Mar 22 2012
4.5
Version: 1.5.1
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.
bobembry
bobembry
Mar 17 2012
1.5
4.5
Mar 17 2012
4.5
Version: 1.5
Needs full text search and a couple of field navigation shortcuts then it get 5 STARS.
Cgntoonartist
Cgntoonartist
Mar 6 2012
1.4.1
5.0
Mar 6 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
This app is a time saver! A must have if you are a programmer.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Oct 10 2011
1.4.1
0.0
Oct 10 2011
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
I wouldn't say it like Daktari but said things are basically right. The MAS may offer some advantages ... but mostly for devs and not for users. How often have I - even after intense testing - bought software that later turned out to lack something important or have other flaws. So for me it's no testing, no buy. Just looking at screenshots and reading what other people think just isn't enough. Although I must add that's Apples fault and not Vadim Shpakovski's.
mymon
mymon
Aug 27 2011
1.4.1
4.5
Aug 27 2011
4.5
Version: 1.4.1
Great App! Little behind Snippets but it's way cheaper and does the job so can't complain
hawken
hawken
May 9 2011
1.3
0.0
May 9 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
I started using CodeBox today after having it installed for a while. After entering a few snippets and working just fine, it started completely thrashing my machine. I managed to force quit, and everything was fine. I restarted the app, and it began bogging down the machine again (i.e. machine nearly unresponsive, can barely move mouse cursor, etc.). At this point, I had to power down the machine and reboot. Tried CodeBox once again, and it continued to behave the same way. I have no idea what could cause this. I only have 19 snippets in the program right now, so I'm going to trash the prefs and the data file and see what happens.
Daktari
Daktari
May 2 2011
1.3
0.0
May 2 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
App Store only? Hmmm... I really do like the look of this application and it wouldn't take me long to decide to buy it. But only available through the App Store? I don't think so. Sorry, but developers making apps available through App Store only are shooting themselves in the foot. Lost sale. Will purchase your competitors product instead... In case you wonder why (some) people hate the App Store, please (web) search and you shall find!
Mextex
Mextex
May 1 2011
1.3
0.0
May 1 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
There seems to be no trial version, so I need to ask: In the MacAppStore I saw some comments that the newest version has no syntax highlighting? Also it seems that the latest update has less features than the older version? I am a bit confused. Usually it would have been an instant purchase....
Bosmonster
Bosmonster
Apr 11 2011
1.3
4.0
Apr 11 2011
4.0
Version: 1.3
Great little tool for a great little price. There are a few minor issues to fix, but overall very good value for money. One of the issues is that it does not save view state. I prefer using the tag-view, but it keeps opening with the folder-view.
Madmacmad
Madmacmad
Apr 10 2011
1.3
4.0
Apr 10 2011
4.0
Version: 1.3
Hello, well i also develop APP's and other stuff... was looking for a code collector but all other i found where too expensive to me for the features... Now i found this brilliant pice of software... not to expensive and a very responsive Dev ! All important features are build in and you can sync it with Dropbox or other... thats a very important feature for me because i have a Laptop when i working @ my customers and need my snippets from home... @ Dev: Superb' Start ! go on with it and implement some features you have on the list ! Mobile Me Sync would also be fine but not necessary !
Trashie
Trashie
Mar 26 2011
1.2
0.0
Mar 26 2011
0.0
Version: 1.2
Okay I had a go what the heck £2.99 is the price of a coffee. Snippets has more features still. Codebox UI is by far superior to the Snippets UI. I can't find import/export options. I can't see mobile me syncing. Asset idea "very good" needs more work to bring binary attachments but an interesting idea. Code editor integration very smooth and simple. Icon needs to be more descriptive of the product. Basically Codebox is still in fast development. There is a lot missing if you compare side by side with snippets but there is also signs of better things than snippets has. The cheap price will let you watch development and probably get a discount when it is ready I hope? ;) If the speed keeps up I would not think it long until this app is at the Snippets level. I also looked up the developer he is young and is rather approachable from what I was reading from his online posts and blogs. I'll be watching this one.
Trashie
Trashie
Mar 24 2011
1.2
0.0
Mar 24 2011
0.0
Version: 1.2
Is this app better than Snippets and Code Collector? Looking for some perspective anyone got them all and can comment? Thanks.
Macgruder
Macgruder
Mar 11 2011
1.2
0.0
Mar 11 2011
0.0
Version: 1.2
Seems pretty good and it's cheap. Some immediate issues which hopefully will be fixed: * the paste into (with BBEdit) doesn't seem to work from the Toolball (only the copy then paste) * Syntax coloring is buggy. MySQL keywords capitalized break it in PHP * You require to get the syntax coloring. But you don't want this because they then get pasted into your code * When you do command-S the syntax coloring disappears. Minor annoyances essentially.
Beige
Beige
Mar 3 2011
1.2
4.0
Mar 3 2011
4.0
Version: 1.2
ok - the menu bar seems to be an OS ACL issue and now Vadim answered my email to solve the issue. thx
Beige
Beige
Mar 1 2011
1.2
4.0
Mar 1 2011
4.0
Version: 1.2
arg. Why is the menu item still broken? It doesn't show up at all - 1.1.1 and 1.2 .
Trashie
Trashie
Jan 30 2011
1.0
0.0
Jan 30 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
Do Lucky Ants own the source on this app? Cheap but why? Is this a make a quick buck before Lucky Ants legal catches up...or is this app in the legal clear as far as the source goes? I know this guy coded it but who "owns" the source? $5 is very suspicious.
Pixelspring
Pixelspring
Jan 18 2011
1.0
5.0
Jan 18 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0
Does exactly what it needs to do. Good application, great price.
W77
W77
Jan 15 2011
1.0
5.0
Jan 15 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0
This app works great, it slots in nicely to any developers workflow. Very easy to use and good ability to organise large library of code. Use with any editor, I use espresso simply open codebox it is added to your toolbar menu, then you can use the mouse or shortcut key to search your snippets click on the one you want and it's added to the page.
Jo*
Jo*
Jan 15 2011
1.0
0.0
Jan 15 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
Something to consider when trying to find the "right/genuine" code-snippet app: http://www.snippetsapp.com/blog/snippets-whats-happening.html I'm not commenting, just making aware... And I'm not affiliated with Lucky Ants aka snippetsapp. Was just looking for a code-snippet app and came across the above blog-post. You make up your own mind.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jan 9 2011
1.0
0.0
Jan 9 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
Guy's instead of half of one star reviews just write a comment as we all have no tried the app and it's unfair to give the app half of a star because of the app store and not on the quality. Ratings like this could hurt the app very much and confuse potential customers who see it's overall review compared to it's competitors even if it is a better app it will seem worse unless you followed our complaints. Thanks. MU, please take care of this and give the dev a chance.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jan 9 2011
1.0
0.0
Jan 9 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
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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4.0
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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