Folders, Language Icons and Language Filters in SnipAway

Future Globe
SnipAway Blog
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3 min readJan 31, 2019


SnipAway has a lot of useful features to make it as comfortable as possible for you to search and find the snippets you are looking for. In this Blog we will go through some of this features.


Let’s start with Folders. You are probably already familiar how folders work. In SnipAway you can create a folder using the folder window.

Folder Window

Here you can enter a folder name and select the folder color. After you created a folder you can assign any snippet to this folder. After assigning a snippet to a folder you can use the folder sidebar to take a look at every folder you have. Left to the folder name you can see a small indicator showing you the folder color you specified while creating the folder. This is a small overview helper for you, which you can also disable in the general settings if you don’t want it.

Let’s take a look at the example below where we create a folder and assign our snippet to it.

Language Icons:

Language Icons are also an important helper when it comes to creating a good overview. The language icons are on the left side of the snippet name and show the icon of the (programming) language the snippet was created in.

For Example a JavaScript Snippet looks like this:

Language Icon for Javascript

And a Kotlin Snippets looks like this:

Language Icon for Kotlin

If you don’t like the language icons you can deactivate them in the general settings and a default icon will appear instead.

Default Language Icon

Language Filters:

The Language Filter allows you to group snippets in the snippet list based on the (programming) language they were created in. This way you can for example only see the snippets for a certain language you are looking for. Take a look at the example below to see the language filter in action:

We hope you liked our quick overview of the features in SnipAway. Make sure to download the app here.