Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· ccamara

Keeping order in github's gist's snippets

Gists are a great tool for sharing and storing code snippets that can be re-used in the future. Additionally gist has some social features such as commenting, favoriting and, since gist is a repo itself, forking.
The bad news is that it doesn't allow any sort of tags or folders and that means that that the more code snippets we store the more difficult to find the snippet we were looking for.

As a workaround you can add some accurate and short description to each gist and precede it with a # character. Although it won't work as twitter's hashtags it will allow you to use the search form more precisely.

You can see some examples in my gist's profile: