Save your often used text snippets and then expand them whenever you type their abbreviation.
For example:- "spr`" expands to "Snippet Pixie rules!"
For non-accessible applications such as browsers and Electron apps, there's a shortcut (default is Ctrl+`) for opening a search window that pastes the selected snippet.
The Search and Paste window, opened with Ctrl+` (can be changed), is very convenient for quickly finding and pasting snippets, and shows the most recently used snippets first for quick access. Using Shift+Return or Shift+Click on an entry in the Search and Paste window will Shift+Ctrl+V paste, great for terminal emulators, vim etc.
Snippets can be imported and exported in a simple JSON format.
Date/Time: Insert the current or calculated date/time with configurable format.
Clipboard: Insert the text contents of the clipboard.
Snippets: Insert snippets in your snippets!
Cursor: Set where the cursor should end up after the snippet has expanded.
All placeholders are delimited (wrapped) by "$$", with the placeholder name starting with an "@" symbol.
For example, today's date can be inserted with "$$@date$$".
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install snippetpixie, simply use the following command: