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Johann Dowa

Tool: Brilliant Free (For Now) Code Snippet Manager And Documentation Browser


In the past I’ve mentioned some great tools in the past such as the excellent Accessorizer code generation tool, and I’ve come across a tool that I hope you’ll find just as useful.

This tool is designed to enhance your document browsing, and provides terrific support for managing snippets.  You can do so much with this tool, and I think you’ll find it’s a great timesaver.

Best of all the tool is currently available for free.

Here’s a list of features of the code snippet manager taken from the tool’s website:

  • Collect snippets of code that you reuse often.
  • Sync by saving your library in Dropbox.
  • Over 80 syntaxes for code highlighting.
  • Variable Placeholders can be edited before pasting.
  • Abbreviations are expanded wherever you type them.
  • Tag Cloud scales tags based on usage count.

These are the features of the snippet manager:

  • Search Cocoa reference in iOS, Mac and custom docsets.
  • Classes and methods have their own wiki pages.
  • Methods are conveniently shown in a special Table of Contents.
  • Easily switch between platforms by clicking on search result icon.
  • Fuzzy search. Don’t let misspells get in your way.
  • Built for speed. Searching is almost instant.
Mac OS 10.7 or Later is required

 The tool is known as Dash from Kapeli and you can find it in the Mac App Store here.

According to the homepage Dash is currently free in beta, and is in active development (thanks for the comment to let us know Julian!).


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