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  1. Gist title

    The gist title in the list shouldnt be the file name of a random file in the gist, I should be able to set it to a logical name. I typically create 1 gist and put all little bits in different files into it, grouping them in a logical fashion.

    188 votes
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    • Make gistbox open source. It will make gistbox app even awesomer!

      Not only would it allow rapid development but I am sure one will get an even faster adoption.

      174 votes
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      • Syntax highlighting in Markdown code blocks (if language is specified)

        Would it be possible to enable syntax highlighting in Markdown documents if (and only if) a language is specified in the code block opening?

        i.e.

        ```python
        def pointless_func():
        pass
        ```

        would be rendered with appropriate highlighting, but the following would not (as no language has been specified):

        ```
        def pointless_func():
        pass
        ```

        154 votes
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        • Backup gists.

          It would be great if Gistbox could backup gists. That is saving those gists to the local computer. And if Github crashes, or service unavailable, or if gists ever gets hacker or goes down, these gists will still exist on the local computer. That is the syncing should be destructive, unless it was explicitly deleted from the local computer.

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          • Firefox plugin

            there's a perfext plugin for chrome users, but have You consider to make one for Firefox users? It would be great to do everything in Firefox addon like in chrome not in the web app.

            138 votes
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            • "Native" OSX App.

              I think that GistBox is great app. If you could embed the webapp into an OSX app will be perfect)

              118 votes
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              • Remove group

                I have not found any option to remove an existing group. There is no way to get rid of them.

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                • 106 votes
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                  • 92 votes
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                      As Gists are linked to GitHub and they don’t provide the API (http://developer.github.com/v3/gists/) to enable this to happen, this feature cannot be implemented at the moment. As GistBox grows and begins to implement its own data model for storing Gists, this and other deficiencies will be addressed. I’m sorry this is not a satisfactory answer.

                    • work both online and offline

                      I hope it can work both online and offline,just like evernote mode.Because we can not have network anytime.Thx.

                      90 votes
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                      • make labels part of the gist

                        i label my gist with initial #foo #bar entries in the gist description. this way, i can still get the metadata when i clone the gist. what do you think of adding labels from gistbox in a similar manner? (could be an opt-in option in the settings)

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                          This is an interesting idea and I can see the ability to assign labels via the description being a nice shortcut. I’ll consider it as a upcoming enhancement.

                        • bitbucket snippets integration

                          gistbox is awesome for managing my gists, but it could also integrate with bitbucket snippers.

                          67 votes
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                          • Identify github username change

                            It seems that the app doesn't honor a username change that has happened on github *after* the first log-in to GistBox. The "Open Github Gist" link (at the top right, beside "Sign Out") shows the old username and points to a outdated URL.

                            66 votes
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                            • Auto expanding/larger editor

                              Provide a larger editing window. Ideally make the editing windows just expand to the height of the text they contain, then you'd just have one scroll-bar regardless of how many files there are.

                              65 votes
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                              • Use labels as hashtags

                                I'd like to use a marker (as #, for example) in a gist description to define gist's labels. When the label marked doesn't exists, it should be created automatically.

                                61 votes
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                                • Download all files in a gist

                                  Add a button to the Gist description area (next to Copy and email) that allows all files in the gist to be downloaded as a zipped folder.

                                  59 votes
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                                  • Comments

                                    Show, add and mange gist comments.

                                    59 votes
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                                    • Make gists public or private from inside GistBox

                                      Right now i have to switch to the github gist page to change a new or existing gist.
                                      It would be nice to have a button to change visibility quickly from inside GistBox

                                      56 votes
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                                      • change name of snippet

                                        It would be good if the name of the snippet was decoupled from the first file name. And I can't change it unless I change the first file name.

                                        55 votes
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                                        • Permalink to gists in groups

                                          When sharing gists in a group, you can't share a link to a gist with another person in your group, you can only email them the entire gist. It would save time if there was a URL / permalink you could use, which, would be functional for everyone in the group, a link to a page in the Gistbox app when using web. When shared, you would be able to go to the page in Gistbox that shows the gist.

                                          48 votes
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