CodeExpander is a well-designed, cross-platform GitHub Gist client that allows users to save, organize, and manage an unlimited number of text or script snippets. To be more precise, it allows them to write and access scripts faster using abbreviations for phrases with Gist.
Besides the fact that it supports unlimited public and private snippets, the application does not limit the number of groups in which the snippets can be organized. Other noteworthy features include instant instruction support, dynamic script snippet support, and quick snippet search.
The application makes it possible for users to synchronize snippets across multiple devices (via the cloud), to edit them online, as well as to instantly share them with others. CodeExpander also supports simulated keyboard macros, as well as generated text templates with custom dates. Code highlighting, formatting, and substitution features are also part of CodeExpander’s feature list.
Once installed, the first thing users will notice is just how modern CodeExpander looks and feels. The application works both on Windows and macOS, even though it boasts a look specific to the later.
The interface is very practical and quite stylish for an application of this type, with a handy side menu, a snippet group panel on the left, and a simplistic toolbar at the top of the main window. Creation custom code snippets, searching for them within the groups, and, ultimately, sharing them can be all achieved with just a few mouse clicks.
There’s not a lot in terms of customization feature, but the Settings section does provide users with the ability to “lock” the application, to choose between two languages, to change the sound effects, hotkeys, and other account details.
All in all, CodeExpander is a must have tool for all users who find themselves relying on what GitHub Gist has to offer. It provides a very efficient way of handling text and script snippets and can speed up the process by a lot thanks to its smart abbreviations system.