Now you can save snippets of code very easily on your computer! With syntax coloring importing, great pasteboard support, and line numbering, saving snippets, and fragments of code will be painless and even fun! You can also export a Snippet as an RTF. A status bar item with a custom global hotkey and system service are available to create snippets from any app without changing to Snippet Saver. It is even possible to share your snippet library using new importing / exporting. Snippet Saver even includes AppleScript support and fullscreen mode.

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

Increase your productivity with the biggest update of Snippet Saver to date:
- Color tagging system, 720 different permutations
- Wider snippet navigator
- Brand new app icon
- Better snippet printing with a new title header
- Status bar item for easily and quickly adding snippets with a customizable global hotkey
- Objective-C Automatic Reference Counting
- Toolbar for often used actions
- Snippet service for creating a snippet from highlighted text in any app.

The data storage location has been changed in this version. To restore lost data:
- Go to the Library folder in your user account, then in the Application Support > snippet_saver, StoreData move the file to the folder: [username] > Library > Containers > com.hicaduda.Snippety > Data > Library > Application Support > Snippet Saver
- Click "Replace" if the Finder prompted. Close Snippet Saver if it was open and open it again.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ch1pa ,

Developer's Best Friend

This app is a great tool to keep all of your code "snippets", but I would love to see a way to either alphabetize or search for snippets; my snippet library has grown so much that it is difficult to find what I'm actually looking for. A search bar or alphabetizing feature would be great. Anyway, I love the app!

David Pennell ,

More a tech-y clearing up than a review

First, the old app did not have applescript support, because it had no document and hence no introspection, so none of the 3 Suites (Standard, Text, Print Settings) apply at all under any circumstances. Second, like many other modern OS X apps, if you wanted to keep your coloring for program snippets, you were better off pasting than pasting and matching style, which paradoxically strips styling off. I can "script" it with System Events or Automator.

That said, while it didn't help you search, there was in fact a tagging system. You can see it in the xml of your snippet DB. My System Events to import stuff from IdeaKnot (which no longer works on OS X Lion because it's PowerPC) used: do menu item "Add Snippet;" tab twice; paste or keystroke in the name/label of the snippet; tab twice; type in the tag for the snippet; tab twice; now you're in the content and can paste or keystroke it in (or use Automator and some juggling to add images). I transferred all my IdeaKnots to Snippet Saver (using xml parsing and system events) that way. I think its selling point is mainly the RTF nature of the entries, including graphics. I am comparing things to, e.g., Dash and my old workhorse Eclipse environment.

McJGDees ,

Good App

I was glad to find this app for Mac as it does just about everything that an app I wrote did in windows, great time saver. A couple ideas that I am requesting:

1. Let the user double click the title of the snippet to copy to clipboard or offer a button right next to each. Hunting for the copy button breaks the flow.

2. Make a preference available to alphabetize your snippet list. I name all mine with mysql_snippetname, php_snippetname, etc and would like all of these to organize themselves together that way.


Santiago Gonzalez
2.1 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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