Snippetty


Effortless live code demos that work every single time!

Write a script in your favorite Markdown editor, load the file in Snippetty and deliver an awesome live demo!
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Snippetty End of Life

We're sorry, this product is now discontinued.

Snippetty was released nearly 2 years ago as an indie mac app. It solved a real problem for people who give live code demos and it was a light and stable app.

A small group of people who purchased it found it very useful (thanks for all the feedback!) but it does seem like the demand for such an app is much smaller than initially expected.

Snippetty could be very useful in corporate settings for internal demos or in education as a product helping our learning in the class room but without some initial traction the further development is not sustainable.

The app sold well for an average indie app - about 900USD in its first 2 years (which after tax and costs makes for close to zero profit) but catering to the needs of such a small group of people is not sustainable.

If you already have a Snippetty license you can still use the app (and thank you for your support) and should you need to re-install just grab the trial from here

- Dec 28th, 2019

What is Snippetty?

Snippetty is an app that loads code snippets from a markdown file. During a live presentation you click its tray icon any time you need the next chunk of code for your demo.

You never get stuck and your demo always works as in rehearsal. Check the video to see it in action.

Snippety will scan the markdown file for code snippets and display them ready for copying during your demo.

Optionally use headings, sub-headings, and free text to structure your demo script. They will be ignored by Snippetty.

Extra text, images or links between snippets will be ignored; use them for your rehearsals and to give yourself more context.

Snippets as Markdown

Taking the time to prepare your demo as a markdown script helps you in a number of ways. Firstly you have a written trace of what you will do, and once you've deliver the demo - of what you did live. You have something to rehearse with, and if you need to run the same presentation in the future it will be easy to pick it up.

Last but not least, nobody likes losing their way during a demo. By leaving yourself a short hint before each snippet you will always know what's the next step.


Works for Everyone

Snippetty doesn't assume what your presentation is all about and only takes care to put the right snippet at the right time into your computer's Clipboard.

Thus, regardless if your live demo is about building iOS apps, Electron, or CSS, or you're using Xcode, Visual Studio Code, or Coda, Snippetty will assist you along the way.


Two Ways to Use

Any time you want the next snippet, click the Snippetty menu icon. That'll pop up the hint for the next step and the code snippet. Click on the code to copy and advance, then paste the code in your IDE.

Alternatively, set a keyboard shortcut to copy & advance to avoid popping Snippetty on screen. In that case you can't see the hints but you can print the markdown before hand and keep it at hand during the demo.

Example Markdown Files

Minimal iOS/Swift Demo

Very short bare bones Snippetty markdown file.

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Complete React.js Live Demo Script

Sections, starter project, instructions, and code.

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Snippetty's own walkthrough markdown file

All Snippetty features in a Snippetty demo. Bam!

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