Code snippets. If you don’t know what they are, you probably don’t need them. If you use code snippets then you likely have a couple of apps already that store and manage snippets, including any one of a number of programmer editors. Here’s yet another snippets app that’s free and runs on both OS X and Windows. It’s cleverly named as Snippets. Normally, I don’t like to review apps that haven’t made the development process up to version 1.0, but I’ll make an exception for Snippets, which is a beta at version 0.7.3. It’s decent, getting better, and priced right.
Anyone who does app or web development knows the value of snippets– a small bit of reusable code or text which makes it easy to add code by simply copying a snippet and pasting into the app used to generate code.
Snippets gives you options to create an entire Library of code or text snippets, organized and categorized as needed for your requirements. The idea here is simple. Write the code you need once, store it, reuse it again, copy and paste as needed.
The number of snippets can grow so Snippets has a fast search option, and it resides in the Mac’s Menubar so snippets can used within any app. Syntax highlights vary depending on the code saved.
Snippets is well done and I’d be surprised if it stays free when it hits version 1.0. My Mac has three code snippets apps already, including CodeBox, which I love to use, Code Collector Pro, which is decent but less used, and one much used from the past, also called Snippets. So much for using a name that differentiates a new product from competition.