Snippet Box

Snippet library screenshot


Snippet Box is a simple self-hosted app for organizing your code snippets. It allows you to easily create, edit, browse and manage your snippets in various languages. With built-in Markdown support, Snippet Box makes it very easy to add notes or simple documentation to your code.


  • Backend
    • Node.js
    • Typescript
    • Express.js
    • Sequelize ORM + SQLite
  • Frontend
    • React
    • TypeScript
    • Bootstrap
  • Deployment
    • Docker


# clone repository
git clone
cd snippet-box

# install dependencies (run only once)
npm run init

# start backend and frontend development servers
npm run dev


With Docker

Docker Hub

Docker Hub image link.
For arm platforms use :arm tag.

Building image

# Building image for Linux
docker build -t snippet-box .

# Build image for ARM
docker buildx build \
  --platform linux/arm/v7,linux/arm64 \
  -f Dockerfile.arm \
  -t snippet-box:arm .


# run container
# for ARM use snippet-box:arm tag
docker run -p 5000:5000 -v /path/to/data:/app/data snippet-box

Without Docker

Follow instructions from wiki – Installation without Docker


  • Pinned snippets
    • Pin your favorite / important snippets to home screen for easy and quick access

Homescreen screenshot

  • Snippet library
    • Manage your snippets through snippet library
    • Easily filter and access your code using tags

Snippet library screenshot

  • Snippet
    • View your code, snippet details and documentation
    • Built-in syntax highlighting
    • Easily perform snippet actions like edit, pin or delete from a single place

Snippet screenshot

  • Editor
    • Create and edit your snippets from simple and easy to use editor

Editor screenshot


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