When comparing Unclutter 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 15th while Unclutter is ranked 20th.
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Pro Keep desktop clean(er)
Instead of keeping commonly used files on the desktop, you can tuck them away to the top of the screen. This can unclutter your screen, or create more room for more icons if you like quick access to everything.
Pro Convenient and fast access to files and notes
Unclutter lives in the navbar at the top of your screen, and is always accessible. Any files and notes stored in Unclutter can be quickly accessed from anywhere, with just a mouse movement and scrolling down.
Pro Supports Markdown
Pro Sync snippets through Dropbox
Sync through iCloud.
Pro Alfred Integration
Makes for extremely fast pasting of code snippets and SQL queries.
Con Can't keep visor open when typing in other applications
The unclutter visor will not stay open when working/typing in other apps. Sometimes it is desirable to use the visor to re-type things, it's not possible outside of copying and pasting, or opening and re-closing the visor.
Con $10 seems a bit much for what it does
Con Lacking support for other platforms
Con Bad gist import
Gist import data isn't adaptable. So the imported snippets could get named very ugly.
Con No gist batch support
Con No support for placeholders in snippets
Con Can not sync Snippets across different machines
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