It's been a while since our first public release, and we have been pleased to see your requests for myriads of new features. We would like to say Thank You for all your e-mails and tweets, Google Groups conversations and feedback messages.
Today we are extremely happy to show you the features you wanted the most. Yes, we implemented them! Our new steaming 0.7.4 release includes such long-awaited features as Dockless mode, global shortcut, and some new popular syntax highlights. So, one by one…
Many of you wanted to hide Snippets icon from the Dock. Yes, we also run short of space in the Dock sometimes… Now, if you open General pane in the Preferences window, you may find the following options:
So, here's how it works: first of all, you may enable the icon in the Menu Bar. After you do that, you can choose to have the menu bar icon displayed even if Snippets application is not running. Just set the ‘Show in menu bar: Always’ flag and quit the application to free up some Dock space. This way a small utility called Snippets Assistant will stay in the menu bar to allow you accessing code snippets through the global menu any time.
You can also opt-in for the global shortcut Cmd+F12 to open the global Snippets menu without leaving your keyboard.
As it's been noted in the great MacStories review, Snippets application pasted items into the active application nicely but it did not leave the source code text in the Pasteboard. What a great idea! We agree this can be useful if you want to reuse the same code snippet several times.
So now we have a solution for this. Here is another goody: press and hold the Option key while browsing the global menu to insert Snippet into the Pasteboard instead of pasting into the text field in focus:
Please note an alternate menu title ‘Copy Into Pasteboard:’ visible while Option key is pressed.
New syntax highlights
Snippets is being used by developers of many flavors and we keep receiving requests for new languages. We like that! It's quite fascinating to allow more people using our application to create their nice code snippets.
We have to leave you for now…
We like writing posts in our blog but if you don't mind, we'd better leave you here and concentrate on the next build :) We really enjoy creating our nice small app. Be prepared to more features and improvements as we have a lot of them in our inbox.
If you want to give Snippets a try, go to Snippets home page and click that large red ‘Download’ button to download the latest release.
As always, we are happy to talk to you on twitter. Follow us at @snippetsapp.
Talk to you soon!
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