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 2nd while SnipAway is ranked 17th.
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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.
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 Global shortcuts
Using global shortcuts you can access features like quick create and quick search directly without opening up SnipAway again.
Pro Advanced code editor
Has a very advanced internal editor which you can also customize to match your style.
Pro Supports markdown
Pro Highly customizable
You can change a lot of settings to make SnipAway fit your personal preferences.
Pro Web snippet
Allowing to save any website or file on the web.
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 Great for Storing Websites you often use
Pro Support for Windows & macOS
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.
Con No subfolders
Stores the snippet in only one folder.
Con No TAGS
Folders can't replace tags, and tags are the most used way to categories snippets.
For now tags must go in the title (making the "Add Snippet" operation very time consuming).
Con Only for Windows
Update 2019: Now there is a macOS version.