TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) â€“ It’s been quite a while since I released a software title last time. It’s something that I need to use daily. This new software release is called CodeBlue 5.
CodeBlue is an 8-year-old project that started in May, 2013. This is the fifth installment of the series.
The basic idea of CodeBlue is to give a software developer quick access to lines of software code they have written under different groups. So there is a drop-down menu at the top that lets you select a group. When you select one, you will see a list of titles in the table below. Selecting one, you will get lines of code to the right. Also, CodeBlue lets you save one or more reference URLs for each code snippet record so that you can select one and click on the Go button to go back to the source of information.
- The user can now set version numbers in each group. And you can select a version number to filter code snippet titles.
- The user can now make image attachments to individual code snippet records.
- The user can now run a title search on top of an existing content search.
- The application comes with a total of 240 group icons (+16).
- The user can now merge one group into another.
- The application is fully compatible with the appearance mode (Light/Dark).
- Store thousands of code snippet records across different groups. Switch between groups with a drop-down menu.
- Create a code snippet record with reference URLs. Select a code snippet record and click on Go to go back to the reference.
- Make one or more image attachments to a code snippet record.
- Click on the Find tab at the bottom to run a content search within the current group.
- Click on the Global-find toolbar button to run a search across all groups.
- Merge one group into another.
- Reorder groups.
- Highlight the titles of important code snippet records with three levels.
- Move the selected code snippet record to a different group.
- Filter code snippet titles with a version number of your selection
- Filter code snippet titles with a key phrase.
- Syntax-highlight phrases with tags that are set in the group.
- Export a code snippet record so that you can email to a remote location to use it.
- Export an entire group so that you can email to a remote location to use it.
- Make a backup data file with a click of a button. Recover data from a backup data file.
- The application supports the dark mode.
- The fullScreen mode is supported.
- The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2019 3 GHz 27″ iMac)
- Languages: English only.
- Application file size: 40.8 MB.
- Click on the push button at the bottom-left corner of each window to open a menu and then click on GUIDE to learn how to use the application.
- macOS 10.15, macOS 11, macOS 12
- 64-bit system
- The application is free to use with no restrictions for the first week. After the first week, you can still use it to browse and read code snippet records. But you won’t be able to create a new group or a new code snippet record.
Version 5.1.8 (Released on February 11th, 2024)
- The user can now export all image attachments to their selected folder at the Home screen.
- Fixed is an issue where the user had to delete existing attachments under an existing code snippet in order to add new ones. Now, when the user clicks on the Edit button, thumnails of existing attacments will appear. The user can then select additional attachments.
Version 5.1.6 (Released on September 29th, 2023)
- The saved path to each screenshot included the current user name. With this update, the saved path to each screenshot points to any user such that the user can transfer all screenshots from one computer to another.
- A set of changes that are currently available have been made to this update.
Version 5.1.5 (Released on August 19th, 2022)
- Fixed is a minor issue where the delete tab (-) of the segment control remained enabled when the user creates a new snippet record in adding one or more URLs to the list and then deleting the last one.
Version 5.1.4 (Released on February 16th, 2022)
- Fix: When the user selected a group and then edited it, adding new versions and/or removing ones to it, the application did not properly update the selected group, forcing the user to re-select the group manually.
Version 5.1.3 (Released on January 17th, 2022)
- Using the inter-group search and the global search, when the user tapped Find, the application did not clear the code that was previously selected to show.
- Concerning the inter-group search, the application will now show the list of last search results only if the user runs search for the same group.
Version 5.1.1 (Released on January 11th, 2022)
- Fix: When the user selected a code snippet in the Code screen, switched to Home and returned to the Code screen, the code snippet remained.
- The user can now use the version drop-down menu and select ‘Select one’ to clear the current version entry.
Version 5.1.0 (Released on December 16th, 2021)
- The user can now move multiple code snippets after selecting a group with the group drop-down menu. Please choose Move Multiple Snippets under Snippet. After selecting one or more titles in the list, please click on Next. And a small window sheet will appear with a drop-down menu that lists destination groups.
- A set of fixes are made for a coupel of view controllers for the appearance mode.
Version 5.0.10 (Released on December 9th, 2021)
- Fix: When the user ran a global search, the application listed the code snippet titles under the Groups column.
Version 5.0.9 (Released on December 7th, 2021)
- Fix: When the user created a new group or edit an existing group with the unique checkbox button on, the application pointed to a wrong picture.
Version 5.0.8 (Released on November 24th, 2021)
- Fix: When the user filtered code snippet titles, the application could point to a wrong code snippet record.
Version 5.0.7 (Released on November 23rd, 2021)
- Fix: The user was not able to remove existing reference URLs when editing a code snippet record.
- The user can now hold onto a code snippet record once they select its title in the table and then reselect it. In order to hold onto a code snippet record, choose Save Snippet Selection under Snippet after selecting its title. Then choose Reselect Snippet under Snippet at any time to reselect it.
Version 5.0.5 (Released on November 16th, 2021)
- A set of fixes are made concerning code snippet record screenshots.
- The user can now duplicate an existing code snippet record by choosing Duplicate Snippet under Snippet.
Version 5.0.3 (Released on November 14th, 2021)
- Change: When running a content search, the application will accept a key containing a colon. The user can also name a code snippet record with a colon.
Version 5.0.2 (Released on November 13th, 2021)
- Fix: The application did not correctly rename the title of the selected code snippet record unless the user selected the group it belonged manually.
- Fix: The application did not automatically select code snippet record in the table after the user edited it.
- Fix: The application was not fully functional after the user made an in-app purchase for ‘Unlimited.’
- Installed to the left of the Edit button is a segment control. Click on the 0 tab to completely move the divider of the horizontal split view to the left. Click on the 200 tab to slightly move the divider to the right. And click on the max tab to completely move the divider to the right.
- Some other changes are made.
There is no demo version available. The user is given a free one-week trial period with no restrictions.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
This application does not collect privacy data from its users. It does not share any type of data with a third party.
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