When comparing SnippetsLab vs Boostnote, the Slant community recommends SnippetsLab for most people. In the question“What is the best code-snippets manager?” SnippetsLab is ranked 2nd while Boostnote is ranked 3rd.
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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 Cross platform support
Supports Windows, macOS and Linux.
Pro Markdown support
Pro Open source
Pro Great for developers
Boostnote is great for developers looking to take programming notes with code snippets and such.
Pro Supports code snippets and syntax highlighting
Boostnote has the ability to store code snippets and comes with syntax highlighting out of the box, supporting many languages.
Pro Works offline
Boostnote doesn't require an internet connection to work. You can write notes offline and sync later.
Pro Global search, tag feature
Pro Comes with many themes
Boostnote comes with many themes out of the box, most of which are popular themes and color schemes for code editors: e.g. 3024, base16, solarized, tomorrow.
Pro vim/emacs key bindings available
Boostnote supports vim/emacs key bindings. If you're a developer familiar with either of them, navigation should be easy to pick up.
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 Some of the features are not consistent
Con Must use third-party service for sync-ing (Dropbox, etc.)
Boostnote does not have sync-ing capabilities and relies on third-party services to fulfil notes storage. There are additional steps involved to set this up.
Con Can't work in "real" offline mode
Con Very poor syncing
Data loss may occur on syncing.