Changelog

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  • GitHub Gist importer and Favorites

    GitHub Gist importer

    With this release, we're bringing you our first data importer - GitHub Gist. Using Snipy importer CLI, you are now able to automagically import all of your gists into Snipy from the get-go. Simply clone the repository, install the dependencies, and follow the CLI prompts.

    Favorites

    You can now star snippets from any collection in the app. With the new "Favorites" section in the sidebar, you now have quick access to your frequently used snippets.

    Download page

    We have created a separate Download page, where you will find the latest release details and can download Snipy for your Desktop (Windows and Linux versions are coming soon ;).

    Other improvements and fixes

    • Added infinite scrolling pagination for Collections and Snippets
    • Updates to collections and snippets are polled now, while we're working on the real-time features
    • Fixed a bug when an empty description would break the snippet creation
    • Reduced the package size by removing unused assets
    GitHub Gist importer and Favorites
  • New Website and Public Changelog

    Based on the feedback we received from you since our first release, we've have made a number of important improvements. We also launched our new website with a public changelog, which you can follow to stay up to date with all the cool features we're shipping. So, here is what's been shipped since our last update:

    New website

    We have updated our website where you (or your friends ;) can request early access to Snipy and see a preview of the app. We will be adding a demo video soon, together with a description of all the features and tips on how Snipy can make your team more productive.

    Public changelog

    We've also released our public changelog where we will be sharing all the new features, improvements, and fixes to Snipy. Our aim is to publish changelogs every two weeks, so stay tuned!

    Other improvements and fixes

    • GitHub OAuth will now redirect to login in the default browser, instead of Electron's built-in. This also fixes GitHub authentication issues, which for some users resulted in a "blank screen".
    • Application will now prompt to move itself to the Applications folder since running it from the Downloads folder causes issues with Electron upgrades
    • Now all buttons have a focus state and work properly with a Tab navigation
    • Reduced the height of the snippet editor area to give more vertical space
    • Close buttons in the modal windows are now more visible
    • Creating a snippet button has now a clearer "plus" icon
    • Fixed an issue when clicking workspace icon would not return back to the app
    • Fixed tooltips not appearing on some elements
    • Fixed a bug when searching snippets would return empty results for some users
    New Website and Public Changelog
  • First release

    After nearly 3 months of building Snipy we have finally completed our first, "shippable" version. It's a React-based application wrapped in an Electron container, currently available for Mac users only. We will be releasing Windows and Linux clients pretty soon.

    This first build already comes with a solid set of features to help you quickly find and organize snippets with your team.

    Workspaces

    Snipy Workspaces are shared spaces for your team to collaborate on snippets. They consist of collections, team members with their respective roles and some general settings to customize your workspace. People in your workspace can have one of the following roles:

    • Member - Team members who can manage their own snippets and access workspace wide readable collections.
    • Admin - Everything Member can do, plus manage other members and collections in the workspace.
    • Owner - Everything Admin can do, plus manage billing and other admins.

    Collections

    You can organize snippets into collections. Think folders, but with personalization and fine-grained access controls. Pick a color for a collection to easily distinguish it throughout the app, and set its visibility to one the following:

    • Private - Only you can see access snippets in the private collection.
    • Read - Team members can read snippets, but can't edit (unless they have an Admin role).
    • Write - Team members can fully manage the snippets, either add new or edit existing ones.

    Additionally, you can rearrange collections by drag-n-dropping them around.

    Snippets

    Snippets are the core elements of the application. That's where you store your code and information about it.

    When you are creating snippets, Snipy tries to autodetect the language for code syntax highlighting, either from the filename or contents. You can of course explicitly set snippet's language, by choosing it from the language selector in the editor.

    Snippets can be composed of one or more files. Additionally, you can download the entire collection, snippet, or individual file locally to use in your IDE, copy file contents to the clipboard or move snippets to another collection by drag-n-dropping them.

    The snippet description is an important piece to help you quickly find it later. And yes, Basic Markdown (bold, italics, and paragraphs) is supported. We will be extending Markdown syntax as we go.

    Search

    Being able to quickly find snippets you need is an integral part of Snipy. You can search snippets by collection, title, filename, description, or the code contents.

    Automatic Upgrades

    With this first release, automatic upgrades are built-in, so you don't have to do anything to get the latest version of Snipy. As soon as we publish a new release, your version of Snipy will be automatically upgraded.

    First release