Work faster with ClipMenuJanuary 16, 2011
A few months ago I gave up on using Snippets, a great code snippet manager, largely because my free trial ran out and managing a large library of code snippets just didn’t appeal to me. Since then, I’ve grown accustomed to working (and playing) a bit differently thanks to two changes to my workflow, one of which was installing ClipMenu.
ClipMenu is a sweet application that expands the capabilities of OS X’s default copy and paste to include copy history and, yes, snippets. But that’s not the best part; it also includes a contextual menu that you can summon anywhere and anytime with a global shortcut. Badass.
I use ClipMenu for a few purposes:
- Copying several things in a row, then retrieving them from the history (max 20 items)
- Storing links to videos and images I frequently use
- Storing code snippets like CSS3 properties, base HTML, and even unicode character identities
Unfortunately, development seems to be stalled. The latest tweets from @clipmenu and the app’s creator @naotakaM on Twitter were from May of 2010. That said, the app is wonderfully simplistic and I haven’t encountered any bugs. It works great and has ever since I installed it.
(Oh, and the second change was moving to Less CSS to add variables, mixins, and more to my CSS.)