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A handy and user-friendly software utility that enables Github users to manage their existing gists, create new ones or simply add files

editor's review





GitHub is a highly popular platform for hosting development projects that employ the Git revision control system and many users resort to this web-based service for the software they develop. Those looking for a way to access their repositories without needing to rely on browsers can try gistManager.

User-friendly gist explorer

The application does not require any actual installation, yet you first need to make sure you have .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your computer, otherwise you will not be able to run gistManager.

When running it for the first time, you will be requested to connect to GitHub by entering a special token - briefly put, you need to login to GitHub with your custom username and password, then generate a token that basically allows other users to perform various types of actions on your code snippets.

Once this step has been successfully completed, you will be able to browse the contents of your gists and explore them to your liking.

Modify GitHub snippets

After you have located the code snippet you were looking for, you can preview it in a fullscreen window and you even get the possibility to adjust any lines you choose.

Additionally, right-clicking any displayed item reveals all the actions you can perform, such as creating a new gist or deleting an existing one, along with adding a file to the selected gist, modify it or remove it altogether.

When adding a new file, you can start by specifying its programming language, then you need enter a brief description and assign a name to the newly-created file. Next, you can go ahead and work on your project then save it when you are done.


All in all, gistManager can prove a handy application for all those who do not like to use browsers when managing their code snippets and gists. Moreover, this utility features a highly intuitive interface and it also allows you to export your data locally.

gistManager was reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire
Last updated on March 22nd, 2014