When comparing SnippetsLab vs SnipAway, the Slant community recommends SnippetsLab for most people. In the question“What is the best code-snippets manager?” SnippetsLab is ranked 3rd while SnipAway is ranked 13th.
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Pro Supports Markdown
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 Simple and good UI
Nothing extra fancy, does what it needs to do
Pro Sync snippets through Dropbox
Sync through iCloud.
Pro Web snippet
Allowing to save any website or file on the web.
Pro Global shortcuts
Using global shortcuts you can access features like quick create and quick search directly without opening up SnipAway again.
Pro Highly customizable
You can change a lot of settings to make SnipAway fit your personal preferences.
Pro ZIP import / export
SnipAway saves all your snippet files locally. To create a backup of your snippets or to use them on other computers SnipAway allows you to export your snippets as a zip file and import them again. Same goes for all application settings.
Pro Advanced code editor
Has a very advanced internal editor which you can also customize to match your style.
Pro Save snippets to network storage
Can save the snippets to a NAS or something else. Multiple access to the snippets. But the last change is saved.
Pro Supports markdown
Pro Great for Storing Websites you often use
Pro Support for Windows & macOS
Con Lacking support for other platforms
Con You cannot create Tag Groups
Tag Groups enhance usability once a lot of tags have been collected
Con Closed source
Con No support for placeholders in snippets
Con No gist batch support
Con Bad gist import
Gist import data isn't adaptable. So the imported snippets could get named very ugly.
Con Can not sync Snippets across different machines
You can do this now.
Con No subfolders
Stores the snippet in only one folder.
Con No TAGS
Con Only for Windows
Update 2019: Now there is a macOS version.