Mac, PC, or Linux, code is my life as a multi-platform system administrator. Through the years I’ve collected snippets of code to help speed up my workflow and accuracy.
The Craze Of Code Snippets
Code snippets are a must-have for anyone working on any type of code. From AppleScript to Java to Perl to whatever, a snippet manager makes handling code easier, faster.
CodeBox is my latest Mac App Store find to manage code snippets.
All the basic features for the price of a trip to Starbucks.
Code can be organized into multiple libraries, each with tags, folders, groups, and smart groups. That’s the only way to manage code snippets. Snippets can be stored locally or online, making them always available.
The CodeBox interface is instantly familiar and usable. Libraries on the left (with folders, groups, smart groups), snippet headings in the middle column, and code snippets in the right column.
CodeBox handles over 100 different code syntaxes. Configure text font, size, and highlighting for each according to your preferences.
The Codebar helper is the secret weapon. It makes it easy to browse through thousands of plain text snippets with a few clicks. Snippets can be pasted into your app or document from the CodeBox icon in the Menubar.
There are keyboard shortcuts to make it easier to drop in code snippets to your document or app.
What’s so great about a snippet management app? Time and organization. Plenty of code—snippets—can be reused in other documents.
Having a snippet easily available makes for improved efficiency, faster workflow, and increased accuracy.
CodeBox is a simple store and retrieve database for code that makes it very easy to grab, store, organize, save, and retrieve code snippets. For a new app there’s not much to not like. It’s remarkably inexpensive and immediately useful.