A snippet is a programming term for a small region of re-usable source code or text. Ordinarily, these are formally-defined operative units to incorporate into larger programming modules. Snippets are often used to clarify the meaning of an otherwise “cluttered” function, or to minimize the use of repeated code that is common to other functions.
While coding it always nags developers to retype, reuse, copy and paste the same commonly used piece of code over and over again, copy and pasting the code in text editors ruin developers precious time where they can easily save their time by managing these codes with the help of snippets applications. These applications let you organize, manage and save your code snippets in a variety of languages. These code snippets applications provide numerous no. of features and help developers to increase the speed of coding.
Here at SkyTechGeek we collected these 15 free desktop applications which will assists you to manage, organize your code in multiple languages and help you easily develop exceptional applications. These applications runs on Windows, Mac Os and Linux platform and available in both premium and trial versions.
jCodeColletor is a multiplatform application that assists developers to manage their code snippets, it is written in Java and available for Mac OSX, Windows (Xp/vista/7) and Linux. jCode allows users to store, tag and comment their snippets and helps them to quickly find their code. jCodeCollector contains numerous no. of features such as better syntax highlighting, supports over 25 languages, several Gui Improvements, and many more.
2. Snippet Manager
Snippet manager is lightweight freeware utility which assists developers to manage their code snippets in many languages (VB, C++, C#, Java, SQL, PHP, HTML even COBOL, Assembler and Fortran). Snippet manager supports over 37 languages and runs on Windows. The exceptional feature of Snippet Manager is it can publish your snippets on the Internet and protects your code with optional password. Snippet Manager provides a powerful search option which assists developers to search regular expressions or simple search to find the exact code.
Snippely is an Adobe Air application which helps developers to organize their snippets, basically it is a free and code organizational tool. It provides a convenient location to store code, quick notes, memos and text files rather than hard drive.
4. The Snippet Manager
The Snippet Manager is an application to manage your snippets. It features syntax highlight, Tabbed editing and dockable workspaces, cloud storage and public repository. Don’t get confused with The Snippet Manager and Snippet Manager; both are different yet powerful applications for managing code.
5. Code Barrel
6. ClipMenu : A clipboard Manager
ClipMenu manages the clipboard history and it is available for Mac OS X, users can record 8 clipboard types from plain text to image.
Typinator helps to improve your productivity and automatically eliminates the error during the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics. Typinator works on Mac OS X and OS Lion Platform and it is available as both premium and trial versions.
8. Text Expander
Text Expander saves your countless keystrokes with customized abbreviations for your frequently-used text string and images. It is available for Mac OS X and comes in both trial and premium versions but believe me if you will try it you will find it worth paying applications to manage your snippets. You will love how easy it is to use Text Expander to avoid typing the same thing over and over.
Fish Code Lib helps developers to manage their Dot Net code and makes the work much easier for developers. Fish Code Lib is available in both premium and free versions.
mySnippets is a simple application that manages developers code snippets along with clippings and files. mySnippets enables developers to quickly search and access recently used snippets, and they can print and export their snippets. It works on Mac OS X Platform and provides simple interface along with drag and drop, iTunes-style search, global hotkeys and many more.
11. Code Bank
Code Bank is a code snippet manager that supports local database as well as a shared database (server side application required). Code Bank supports multiple languages along with syntax highlight; it also has a simple revision history with a compare viewer so you can see the changes side-by-side between two revisions. Code Bank works on cross platform and it is basically a Adobe Air application.
12. Code Dogg
Code Dogg is simple, fast program which stores code snippets and let the developers use them anywhere. Code Dogg enables you to manage your snippets in a particular order within a group, transfer your snippets to Code Dogg’s server. Code Dogg is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and USB Flash.
13. Snippet Monkey
Snippet Monkey saves you time by allowing you to create shortcuts for phrases you frequently type. Snippet Monkey allows you to create new snippets from the clipboard or via easy to use snippet editor. Snippets can contain any combination of text, images, date and time in a format of your choice, nested snippets, and cursor locations commands. It allows you to easily create a snippet from the contents of the clipboard, supports disabling on a per application basis. Code Monkey runs on Mac OS X Platform.
14. Code Collector Pro
Code collector assists you to easily manage, use and share code snippets using a Mac interface. Code Collector allows you to store snippets of code and retrieve them with a few keystrokes. Syntax highlighting automatically colors your code snippets for faster viewing, tagging supports and allows you to easily search the required snippets. Code collector is available in free trial and pro version and runs on Mac OS X Platform.
Snippet is powerful application for Mac OS X that stores the most valuable pieces of code you can reuse in different projects many times. It helps you to create, organize and reuse your code snippets simpler and faster. It features smart groups, labels and integration with other application which allows you to increase the speed of coding. Snippet is available for trial and premium version.