Hey guys, no jokes today :) Snippets 1.3 is here!
We’ve been working on the next major release for a while. It takes a lot of time and requires a lot more, so, we decided not to wait until a huge 2.0 update is ready and make a release with the features that are ready to use now.
Let’s walk through some of them.
Yeah, finally. The name says it all. You can assign a short trigger string to any snippet and then type it in your editor of choice and boom... snippet is there. Pretty easy to use and very helpful feature that improves your ability to reuse code snippets. It’s a fantastic feature for keyboard junkies like me, no need to do any click at all :)
There is a couple of requirements for this feature:
- A trigger string should be 3-20 symbols length.
- You should enable access for assistive devices. (There is a checkbox “Enable access for assistive devices” at the bottom of System Preferences -> Universal Access)
In the era of wide screen displays it’s an obvious feature. We’ve got both vertical and horizontal layouts and you can switch between them pretty easily using the toolbar switcher or a rotate gesture.
Lock snippet code from editing
Sometimes code snippets are very sensitive for changes, and it’s additional headache if you change the code accidentally. Now you can lock it from edits. There is a new lock icon in the snippets listing and inside the inspector:
If snippet is locked it just means that the snippet’s code is locked. You can’t accidentally change the code but you can change other attributes of the snippet.
It turns out that previous inspector was beautiful but not much useful. I strongly believe that if we build something it must be useful else do not build it — no one will use it at all. So we decided to redesign inspector from scratch.
Please let us know what you think about those new features. We’d like to get your feedback and improve them.
Thanks for using Snippets.
I would be very grateful for you votes and review on Snippets' page on MacUpdate
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