When comparing Letterspace vs SnippetsLab, the Slant community recommends SnippetsLab for most people. In the question“What is the best note taking app for Mac?” SnippetsLab is ranked 19th while Letterspace is ranked 21st.
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Pro Full featured iOS app
This was a iOS first app and that is clear. Great swipe bar interface on iOS.
Pro Simple, yet powerful interface
Keyboard shortcuts for basic text formatting. A few theme options. Full screen mode and swipe gestures.
Pro @mentions and #tags for easy organization
Pro Advanced Markdown support
Features Markdown support that many other text editors don't; such as Todo's ( -[x] ) and Strikethrough.
Pro Supports Markdown
Pro Simple and good UI
Nothing extra fancy, does what it needs to do
Pro Sync snippets through Dropbox
Sync through iCloud.
Pro Alfred Integration
Makes for extremely fast pasting of code snippets and SQL queries.
Pro Great Language Support
Supports almost every language that you can think of.
Pro Fragments support
The ability to add sub-snippets within an entry is something I did not realize that could be so useful. Many other similar products lack this feature.
Pro Compact UI
Nice UI options that let you hide certain things, go compact, hide notes and tags etc.
Pro Option to add your own Markdown stylesheet.
Pro A lot of customization options, the menubar assistant is amazing
Easy to customize many things such as how editing, search, and the menubar app works. New theme customizations.
Con No in-app Markdown preview
You can export to PDF or HTML with formatting, but no preview in the Mac app.
Con Lacking support for other platforms
Con No iOs version available
Con Closed source
Con No support for placeholders in snippets
Con No gist batch support
Con You cannot create Tag Groups
Tag Groups enhance usability once a lot of tags have been collected
Con Bad gist import
Gist import data isn't adaptable. So the imported snippets could get named very ugly.