All of the code snippets apps do that. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be called code snippet apps.
The second thing that these apps do is to stop being updated regularly. I assume that’s because code snippet apps are a tiny sliver of the app development business, often a labor of love (someone needed a code snippet app to do this or that differently than someone else’s app), seldom cost much, but in the end leave me lonely and frustrated. Check the Mac App Store and search for ‘snippets.’ Most have been abandoned by the developer.
Here’s one I like and it’s inexpensive. It’s called Code Snippet. Original, no? My worry is that it’s so inexpensive (another word for ‘not loaded with features’) that it will die on the vine as many of my past code snippet apps have done. I guy a grape and end up with a raisin.
There’s not much to Code Snippet. Create code categories in the lefthand Sidebar, click the Add New button to add a new code snippet (usually by copying and pasting from another app) and give it a name, click the name to view the code and copy it to the Mac’s clipboard.
That’s about it.
Got a snippet you don’t need? Click the delete key. Code Snippet’s claim to fame appears to be the built-in code editor which handles over 100 different code languages and syntax. Here’s the list.
Honestly, I can’t tell if all those languages have different syntax, but more is better, right? Code Snippet has 32 different color display themes, but that doesn’t add or detract from the basics– a giant list of code snippets, easily accessible with a few clicks.
Not bad for the money, but devoid of an option to import my current library of code snippets, and it would be useful to have a way to auto copy the selected code to the clipboard. The ACE editor is nice, but anyone who codes already has plenty of editors.
But, as I said, not bad for the money.