When comparing SnippetsLab vs Polynote, the Slant community recommends SnippetsLab for most people. In the question“What is the best note taking app for Mac?” SnippetsLab is ranked 20th while Polynote is ranked 29th.
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Pro Supports Markdown
Pro Alfred Integration
Makes for extremely fast pasting of code snippets and SQL queries.
Pro Sync snippets through Dropbox
Sync through iCloud.
Pro Compact UI
Nice UI options that let you hide certain things, go compact, hide notes and tags etc.
Pro Simple and good UI
Nothing extra fancy, does what it needs to do
Pro Option to add your own Markdown stylesheet.
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 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.
Pro Great Language Support
Supports almost every language that you can think of.
Pro Real-time collaborative
Multiple users can edit a note simultaneously, in real time.
Pro Minimal interface
The application is simple and fast. Can create, share and organize notes and notebooks on the same page.
Con Lacking support for other platforms
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 No iOs version available
Con Bad gist import
Gist import data isn't adaptable. So the imported snippets could get named very ugly.
Con No free tier
Plynote has a 15-day free trial after which it requires a 20$/user/year subscription.