Snipfire Beta Firefox Plugin - Text Snippets and Autocomplete for Firefox



I just finished a beta version of a Firefox extension I've been working on. Snipfire! is a Firefox extension that allows you to define arbitrary auto-completion text snippets.

Some of my favorites are simple abbreviations that expand to various parts of my contact info:

* email: expands to myemailaddress@gmail.com
* alumni: expands to myemailaddress@alumni.upenn.edu
* phone: expands to 111.222.3333

I made Snipfire! because I got spoiled by Textmate's awesome snippets feature and wanted something similar in Firefox. I based the code roughly on how Textmate does snippets, but my implementation is far inferior to Textmate's.

Anyway, please give the extension a try and let me know your feedback. (There is a screencast on the download page.)

Download: Snipfire-Firefox-Extension



Download: Snipfire-Creation-Textmate-Snippet (as seen in the screencast)


Todo:



  • UI for editing snippets without XML — make this thing less complicated!


  • Make some documentation on creating / editing snippets and bundles

  • Better default snippets bundle ( post suggestions to comments )

  • Javascript eval snippets ( this will be dope! also, vars to access current line, current location, tab #x location. also, tab placeholders like Textmate, if possible)

  • More accurate scroll-fix


Ridiculously high-res screencast

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