Developer: Renfei Song

Current Version: 1.7

Last Updated: 19 days ago

Download Size: 8 MB - Download


Stop reinventing the wheel - be more productive with SnippetsLab.

SnippetsLab is an easy-to-use snippets manager. It helps you to collect and organize valuable code snippets and makes sure that you have easy access to them whenever you want.


• Beautiful user interface with both light and dark themes
• Syntax highlighting for over 350 languages
• Markdown snippets (edit & preview), with all languages and LaTeX support
• Create nested folders, Smart Groups, and shortcuts
• Add notes & tags to a snippet
• Include multiple fragments in a single snippet (useful when one snippet logically consists of multiple separate "parts," such as a header and an implementation, or different solutions to one problem; every fragment under one snippet can have its own language and note)
• Multiple windows & pin individual window at the top of the screen
• Use advanced search (search by folder/tags/languages) to find your snippets instantly
• Use iCloud to synchronize your database ​across multiple devices
• Export the library to JSON, XML or plain text files
• Use the SnippetsLab Assistant to search, browse and create snippets right from the menu bar
• Automatic backups to ensure data safety
• Support for printing, sharing, macOS Services, Force Touch, etc.


• Data Sync: Customize the library location to use 3rd-party file-based sync services (such as Dropbox or Google Drive).
• CodeBox: Import from CodeBox Library (.cbxml) files
• Gist: Import from GitHub Gist & publish your snippets as gists. SnippetsLab supports both and GitHub Enterprise accounts (Note: Two-way sync is not supported.)
• Alfred Custom Search: Start searching from Alfred using the “snippetslab://search/{query}” URL scheme
• Alfred Workflow: Search and view the results directly in Alfred, open them in SnippetsLab, copy to clipboard or paste to the frontmost app (Note: Alfred Powerpack is required to use the workflow)

Supported Languages

For a complete list of all 350+ supported languages, please visit:


Release Notes:

- Added support for fuzzy search
- Search results are now ordered according to their relevance by default
- Added LaTeX support for markdown snippets
- Links in markdown snippets are now automatically made clickable (when in preview mode)
- Added the ability to zoom when previewing markdown snippet (Cmd +, Cmd - and Cmd 0 for zoom in, zoom out and reset zoom)
- Drag snippets to Finder to export them as source files
- Snippets now have appropriate file extensions when exporting as files/zip archive

Bugfixes and Other Improvements

- Fixed a bug that may cause the fragment contextual menu not to appear
- Overall stability improvements
- Minor UI tweaks and fixes

For detailed information about this update, please see


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Jacob Gelman

Exactly what I was looking for! - I have been looking for a mac-like code snippet manager forever. Here it is! This program is exactly as described and works great.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.6.4
Review by jazzpicker24

Another version that crashes on iCloud Sync - no fix in sight - Nice idea and all, but unfortunately there is no effective way to synchronize snippets between machines. Just touching the iCloud tabs in Preferences will send the app into an infinite spin as has been the case over several versions now. So unless you want to start to manually create a document with another app where you keep all your snippets and then manually transfer those back into this app on each machine, you're fresh out of options. And that of course completely defeats the purpose of this app. If you only run one computer though this may not be of concern. Otherwise best look elsewhere. BTW: Can't verify the author's claim of "Mac App Store BEST". Seems he only added that headline as a shameless marketing gimmick. Well - I fell for it, so at least someone is making money.

Found helpful by 8 out of 21 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7
Review by dpmitu

Thanks for the update! - This app was exactly what I needed, but I noticed that it was a while since the last update. Then when I started using it, I ran into the gross fragmets bug. So I uninstalled the app. If it isn’t being updated and there’s deal breaker bugs, I’m not going to waste my time. That was a month ago. Lo and behold, I find myself on the App Store page by accident and notice it’s been updated. So glad! Thank you!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people