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.
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.
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 ;).
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:
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.
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!
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.
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:
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:
Additionally, you can rearrange collections by drag-n-dropping them around.
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.
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.
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.