A snippet is a programming term for a small construct of re-usable source code or text. 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. However snippets can be almost anything. Could be as well be text you use often e.g. to copy into mails.
This post gives an overview of some Snippet Management Apps for Windows and Mac and some that are available online.
Code Bank is a code snippit manager with support for a local database as well as a shared database1. Code Bank also has syntax highlighting for multiple languges including C++, ActionScript, Flex, HTML and SQL to name a few. Code Bank also has a simple revision history with a compare viewer so you can see the changes side-by-side between two revisions.
Smipple is a social service for saving, storing, organizing, and sharing snippets of code with your friends and coworkers. Make friends. Improve your coding skills. Earn bragging rights.
This application allow you to store your snippets and insert them anywhere using shortcodes e.x. //for could insert a for loop. Snippet Bin also pastes dynamic snippets using parameters.
Snippet Manager is a free utility for managing your code snippets in a variety of languages: VB, C++, C#, Java, SQL, ASP, PHP, HTML, even COBOL, Assembler and Fortran. You can also use Snippet Manager to manage plain ASCII text data. With the developer-focused search tool, you can find the code you need by using regular expressions or simple search criteria: language, category, dependencies, keywords or the actual code that you are looking for. You can also publish your snippets online for your personal or company use, and password-protect them so only those you want can access them.
With Snipplr you can keep all of your frequently used code snippets in one place that’s accessible from any computer. You can share your code with other visitors and use what they post, too.
mySnippets is a a clean and simple application that makes your code snippets—as well as clippings and files—available at your fingertips. You just do a single click or press a single keystroke and you have your snippet. You can group and color-code your snippets however you want, you can quickly search and access recently-used snippets, and you can print and export your snippets.
The Snippet Manager is exactly what you’d think it is – it’s an application for managing snippets. That may sound a little basic, but it’s a feature–rich application for managing and searching public snippets, which have been shared by users worldwide.
Snippely is a basic text and code organizational tool. Instead of storing bits of code, quick notes, and memos in text files all over your hard drive, this application will let you save and organize “snippets” in one convenient location.
Codesnipp.it is a social sharing site made just for developers by developers. Codesnipp.its are pieces of code, plugins, or anything developer related you’d love to share. These may be simple one to two line pieces of code you have trouble remembering, or something you’ve written completely from scratch.
Snippet Monkey saves you countless hours monkeying around by allowing you to create shortcuts for phrases you frequently type. We call the phrases snippets and Snippet Monkey allows you to create new snippets from the clipboard or via our easy to use snippet editor.