Snippet Managers

I have found myself returning to past projects looking up code that I had done previously so that I did not have to figure it out again. Many times it is for larger sections of code that I have to use on a regular basis. Having to dig through multiple solutions to find the code that I am looking for becomes a pain after a while. Visual Studio has the ability to store code snippets but those snippets don’t always carry over from solution to solution. I began looking into snippet managers and found some very promising options.


Gisto is a code snippet manager that runs on GitHub Gists and adds additional features such as searching, tagging and sharing gists while including a rich code editor. All your data is stored on GitHub and you can access it from GitHub Gists at any time with changes carrying over to Gisto.



Why would you waste time rewriting the same piece of code every time you start working on a new project when you could have all your blocks of code organized in a central snippets library? Start taking advantage of all the powerful features offered by QSnipps. Build and organize your entire code snippets library now.

  • Drawback: I found that I had to point to the local database that I setup the first time I ran Qsnipps every time I opened the program.
  • Platforms: Win, Mac, Linux
  • Price: $29


Snippet Manager

Snippet Manager is an extremely lightweight (no setup required) freeware utility that you can use for managing your code snippets in a variety of languages. Snippet Manager works with VB, C++, C#, Java, SQL, ASP, PHP, HTML, even COBOL, Assembler and Fortran (37 languages are supported). You can also use Snippet Manager to manage plain old ASCII text data.



Snippets is a powerful application for Mac and Windows that stores the most valuable pieces of code you can reuse in different projects many times. The main idea is to make the process of reusing as easy as possible to avoid wasting your valuable time on writing the same code again.

  • Drawback: None other than it does not run on Linux.
  • Platforms: Win
  • Price: Free



Snipplr is an online snippet repository. It was designed to solve a simple problem. We had too many random bits of code and HTML scattered all over our computers. We’d hunt and dig around for five minutes looking for the couple lines of code we wrote four projects ago just so we wouldn’t have to retype them. We’re lazy. We needed a way to keep all of our stuff organized. Snipplr is our solution. Now, all of our code snippets are stored in one place. Best of all, the other guys at work have access to each other’s code library.

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