Monday, June 18, 2012

Welcome to the new Snippets

We've had a long and difficult year working on a new project. Now I think it's time to tell you about it and draw your attention to a new Snippets.
After two years on the market with award-winning and simply best code snippets manager — Snippets for Mac — we've got a lot of feedback from you, and I'd like to thank you all for that. Now we understand the core value of such application much better. Taken them all into consideration we've built a new Snippets and we think you'll love it.
Snippets is a set of tools and services designed for collecting, organizing, reusing and sharing of code snippets.


Taken your feedback and our experience with Snippets we've identified core value we have laid the basis of the new Snippets:
  1. Sync. It doesn't require any explanation, it must have feature of the modern app that manages any kind of data.
  2. Collaboration. Snippets is used by teams a lot. So, it's essential to share any set of snippets either privately or publicly.
  3. Integration. We should integrate with OS and Tools such as IDEs and editors so that Snippets can be used much easier.
  4. Cross platform. Macs are great, but the reality is that mac-only teams are rare and to be useful for teams we must have Snippets for Windows too.
Today we are announcing availability of Mac and Windows versions of Snippets that supports synchronization and sharing over the cloud. They doesn't have a lot of features. At this stage our intend was to implement cloud sync natively. Until he have problems with sync we will be adding a new features quite fast.


Desktop clients for Mac and Windows are free apps. Our services will be subscription based and will include free and premium accounts. We will be announcing prices and features set for the premium accounts a bit later.


It's still not ready for the public use however we are excited to announce that Snippets is opened for an invite-only registration. You can request your invitation here and we will send you on "first in first out" basis. Snippets for Mac and Windows can be downloaded here.

7 comments:

  1. Hey,

    I really like snippets app, it's really useful.
    Will you add an import feature to take over old snippet libraries?

    Because I won't take the time to export every single snippet from my old library, and I wont switch without my old snippets being in place.

    Best regards,
    Raphael

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    1. Hey Raphael,
      Thanks.
      Sure, when we will be close to the final release we will create a tool that transfers your data.

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  2. Hey Raphael,

    So there will be no paid snippets app? how about original app-paid user to be transfered to premium user in snippets.me?

    Best regards,

    Steve

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    1. Yes, apps are free with free or premium accounts.

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  3. I can see cross platform being "huge" (should throw in a linux version also in time). Many people have a Mac as their laptop and use windows at work (many people indeed!). The new app still needs way more in it to be useable but will watch things unfold thank you for the blogging.

    Is there a solution for attachments coming? I see you have moved to sqlite (good idea) which means you can now do that. So hope to see that one coming in time.

    Nice work.

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    1. Hey, Michael,
      Thanks for the feedback.
      At the moment I'd say "No" to the attachments. However, I'm ready to listen to you and if you can explain why you need them, describe some use cases I will consider it.
      When you will have an account you can suggest your ideas here.

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  4. Not really fun without syntax highlighter.

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