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Code Snippet Sharing Website

Published 07/02/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Chop is an application that allows users to create a snippet of code, add a note and share it with others. The user can visit the Chop homepage and paste in the code they wish to share. The application displays a list of compatible languages, which include Ruby, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Java, C/C++, PHP, SQL, XML, ERB and others. The user must click the code type before sending their snippet. Users can also grab code from a webpage or Git raw page using the link provided on Chop. Once the user has the code, they can click the Chop It! button to add a note and send it to another user. The application is very simple and offers a basic service, but it is one that can make life easier for anyone who frequently shares snippets of code with friends and colleagues.

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What is the history and popularity of the app? was designed to give users a better way to share snippets of code quickly. The application was created by the Zurb team. Zurb was founded in June of 1998. The company is based out of Campbell, California and currently includes “Chief Instigator” Bryan Zmijewski and partner Jeremy Britton. The team includes over 10 individuals and is focused on producing products that help others design better products. Chop is just one of many Zurb projects, which include over 100 startups since the company was founded.

What are the differences to other apps?

Chop offers a simple service, but does so in a convenient way. Users can easily create a code snippet, add a quick note to go with it and send it off to someone else. The process takes no time and requires no log in or prerequisite. The user simply visits the Chop homepage and can get started on another code snippet.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Chop website uses a dark background with a plain white logo. A new user is given access to the snippet tool as soon as they arrive. It can be found within the white box that takes up the center of the homepage. Content on the page is displayed in light grey, which is subtle but still readable. The snippet tool includes language types and the URL grab link in red, which helps spice up the otherwise Spartan appearance of Chop.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors are not required to create an account to use Chop. The user is given access to all current features as soon as they arrive on the homepage. The user can find links to other applications and solutions at the bottom, but these are also available to everyone. The no registration design is a good choice because a login might prove cumbersome for such a simple application.

What does it cost to use the application?

Chop provides a fun, simple service, however it is not one that warrants a fee. All users can try Chop at no cost. There are no subscription fees or other charges. The user is given access to all the applications’ features (there are not many at this point, but many are not needed).

Who would you recommend the application to? is a basic tool for users who like to share snippets of code online. Whether the user is sharing just one snippet or frequently passes code on each day, Chop can help. The user can customize the experience with a note before sending the snippet off to the recipient.

  • Access other applications created by Chop’s founders
  • Paste in a snippet of code to share online
  • Add a note before sending the code snippet to the recipient
  • Grab a snippet of code from a URL
  • Return to Chop as often as you like

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