Some days, it seems to me that we’re in a technological era that demonstrates simultaneous trends of increased utility and decreased complexity. The strive for simplicity is apparent in Mac software, and the effects are often increased productivity and clarity. The best example of this that I can come up with is a growing number of Mac apps that set out to do one thing really well, rather than the swiss-army-knife applications of the past (not that there isn’t still a time and place for those).
Today, I’m going to take a look at one such application called SnipEdges. Developed by Houdah Software, SnipEdges is a new kind of global snippet manager. It uses the confinement of your screen as its management method, rather than a hierarchical window, and it does so to great effect. Let’s dig in, shall we?
A snippet, in terms of coding, is a small piece of code that you can use over and over again in various projects. So as a developer (or designer for that matter), it’s useful to have your snippets readily available while you’re working on your next big project.
This is where CodeBox comes into play. CodeBox is a snippet management tool that allows you to quickly access, add and make modifications to your snippets with ease.
No matter if you are coding web pages, writing lots of text, or typing out the same replies to emails constantly, I bet you’ve wished more than once for a faster way to accomplish the task of typing the same content over and over. Believe it or not, there is!
With the help of a “text expander” application, all you need to do is memorise a couple of quick abbreviations, and all this repetitive typing can be a thing of the past. Although TextExpander itself arguably holds the crown in this department, we wanted to put it to the test against some other competing software today.
Read on for our head-to-head comparison of four popular text expanding applications for OS X!
We’ve picked the three winners of the competition, and I’m pleased to announce that they are:
- Florian Taltavull
- Brad Rhine
Congratulations to all three of you, and we’ll be in touch very soon with your licence codes!
If you regularly work with the same pieces of code or text on your Mac, an application such as Snippets can be a fantastic way to save a huge amount of time. Snippets is a powerful application that stores your most valuable pieces of code for you to reuse in different projects over and over again.
I’m pleased to announce that we have three copies of Snippets to give away to a few lucky readers. To enter the competition this week, you simply need to do two things:
- Post a link to this competition – either on your website, or via Twitter
- Leave a comment, letting me know where you posted the link
Simple! The competition will run for one week, and I’ll pick three winning comments at random on Friday 20th August. Best of luck!
If you’re a developer, you’ve probably come across a few snippet managers before. If you haven’t prepare to have your life become a whole lot easier.
For those that are familiar with the idea of saving small sections of code, you’ll definitely want to check out Snippets, an amazing snippet manager that will be an instant must-have for anyone looking to improve or build a personal code database. Below we’ll go over what Snippets is and how to use it to improve your workflow. Then we’ll discuss how it performed during our review process and whether or not you’ll be able to find a decent free alternative. Let’s get started!
It’s nice to be able to memorize multiple lines of code, and I applaud you if you’re able to do so. For others like me, though, remembering every different snippet of code can be a challenge. You could always refer to your 300-page programming book, but that’s a lengthy process to repeat on a regular basis.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a library of your most important code snippets always available on your Mac? If the answer is yes, Code Collector Pro could be a good solution. In this article, we are going to take a detailed look at Code Collector Pro and it’s companion web application, codecollector.net.