What a day! Keynote by Apple was so exciting. And this is only beginning of the magical WWDC week! I'm 2x happy because of Apple Review Team approved version 1.4 right during the Keynote. I cannot believe these guys were working while Steve was announcing iOS 5 and iCloud. Bravo Apple! So, what's new in CodeBox?
Drag snippets between libraries
There is no more need to copy code and attributes one-by-one to transfer snippets between different CodeBox libraries. Now you can copy and paste or drag and drop whole Snippets, Groups, Folders and Smart Groups between libraries. This makes code snippet management extremely easy.
Export to Finder
CodeBox 1.3 brought support for adding files and folders from Finder. CodeBox 1.4 continues Finder integration and adds support for dragging whole folders, groups and snippets into Finder. For example, you can drop the complete project template including subfolders and all nested files. Neat?
CodeBar Text Expander
If you are an advanced Mac user, you must have heard about text expanding tools like TextExpander. According to your feedback, CodeBox really missed text expanding feature. So why not have it at hand? Adding abbreviations is easy: just write some letters before the asset name and attach them using a symbol @.
Say, you have an asset.txt with your email signature. Click the Asset tab and edit its name by adding the shortcut like here: SIGN@asset.txt. Next, save the library and switch to another Mac application. Type ‘SIGN’, and CodeBar should automatically replace it with contents of the ‘asset.txt’.
Add to CodeBox
The new service named Add to CodeBox allows you to select a piece of text from any application and create a new snippet with this text. Please, do not forget that you can define a custom Keyboard Shortcut to call the service in System Preferences.
Also, you can bookmark the link Add to CodeBox to create new snippets right from your browser. The workflow is as follows: install that link into the Bookmark bar, then select a piece of text on a webpage and click the Add to CodeBox bookmarklet. CodeBox will create the new snippet containing current selection.
CodeBar Keyboard Modifiers
In addition to revamped user interface, new CodeBar added support for custom Keyboard modifiers. Before, you had only one option, Command-Click, to insert selected snippet immediately. However, many of you wanted other options like Copy and Edit Code.
Here we go! In CodeBox 1.4, you are free to configure any command as you wish. For instance, Command-Click to Insert Code, Option-Click to Copy, Shift-Click to Edit code and placeholders.
Thanks for using CodeBox
I think this is the best release of CodeBox ever, and I hope you will like and use it as much as I do. As always, I want to thank you for reporting bugs and issues, suggesting new features and leaving reviews in the Mac App Store. Go get an update guys!
Tips and Tricks for CodeBox updated on the Hidden Preferences page.