Hi folks! Last month we've been working hard on some new features, and today we are releasing an update 1.1.1. As always you can find all details at our page Release Notes. And here we are going to discuss the most interesting stuff.
Integration With Third-Party Apps
At first, we have added support for integration with third-party applications that works in the following way.
Any Mac OS X application may ask Snippets to open the Search Panel or the Global Menu and select snippet as usually. However, instead of pasting in the active text view, selected snippet will be returned back into the app to be handled in a proper way.
Snippets.sugar for Espresso
Once you have it installed, try to find a new submenu named Snippets.app. You can use commands of this submenu to create a new snippet or paste an existing one from the menubar. One thing that differs this from standard pasting is that the inserted source code will be looked for placeholders and all found placeholders will be handled by Espresso.
You can click this link to import a snippet and to see it in action.
We are going to publish Bridge APIs a bit later. However, if you want to get an early access to the Beta code, feel free to contact us by email.
Next, we'd like to talk about the Preview window. Previously we've been able to paste snippets from the menubar into an active application or into a Clipboard by pressing and holding the Option key.
However, this is not always applicable. For instance, you can have a code snippet containing many options for server configuration. If you don't want to use the whole snippet source code, it would be great to open it in a separate window and copy only the lines you need at the moment.
Here we go! With the new version you just press and hold the Command key while selecting snippet to open it in the Preview window:
Add to TextExpander
TextExpander is a popular tool that is used to auto-complete abbreviations by snippets of text within any application. Our new scrippet allows to assign abbreviations and export your favorite snippets directly into TextExpander.app. Check it out!
In order to make using of Inspector and its additional pane more handful we added a special switch that can be used to toggle Inspector panels:
Another useful thing that has been added is primitive auto-completion. Code editor will build a dictionary from the snippet's source code and you can press the Escape key to open a popup menu with suggestions.
Also, this release brings many improvements and bug fixes :) Thanks a lot for all your reports, suggestions and help!
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