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Simple, interactive and beautiful code sharing that wont cost you a penny

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CodePile is a simple, powerful, collaborative code sharing hub, built for the modern coder. It ... More

Editor's review

Published 18 Nov 2015

The first thing I should come clean about regarding the sharing of codes is that I'm really no expert on the subject. However, i have done a fair bit of research in the last few days and one thing is certain. While it looks incredibly complicated, it seems that it's a hell of a lot easier when you have the right tools to do the job. There are plenty of code sharing apps on the market - Github, Pastebin, Pastie, Bitbucket and Google Code are the obvious ones. Some of these offer a simple cut and paste option and some are more complex but you will probably end up paying a monthly fee for the privilege of using them. CodePile is a fully collaborative technology app for developers that seems to offer all the features of the best of them - and is completely free.

CodePile is a simple, powerful, collaborative, real-time code-sharing hub that has been designed with the modern coder in mind. It goes way beyond the simple copy and paste concept of many others and delivers powerful functionality via an easy-to-use interface and a rich and constantly expanding set of features to back it up. The main goal of the developers was to produce an app that was fully interactive, powerful and simple to use but the also wanted it to look good too. They seem to have achieved all those directives and more.

For starters, the app uses independent cursors with a collaborative feature to enable multiple users to check and edit code immediately in real time. It has a persistent live chat sidebar feature that allows conversations and commenting from fellow coders and you can save snapshots of the code at any point in time that can be referred back to at a later date. It features a simple but beautiful interface that carries a very powerful functionality that lives just below the surface and works just as effectively whether you are looking for a quick way of sharing snippets of code or as a full-on remote technical interview platform. Finally, the app features editor themes and code highlighting that can be changed between light and dark depending on your mood and needs. Every detail has been fine tuned to deliver a smooth, good looking and user-friendly experience no matter which device you are using.

CodePile offers full support for syntax highlighting, code hinting and snippet completion for over 130 programming languages with two different themes to suit your preference. It feels a lot like an in-browser Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and shared links to your code can either be static or collaborative. When you enable the cooperative coding feature, the editor supports simultaneous cursors that work similarly to Google Docs - giving you live updates as you code. This feature also works brilliantly as kind of a remote technical interview whiteboard.

Whether you are looking for a quick way to share simple snippets of code or need a fully featured and collaborative online editor for your team, CodePile seems to hits the mark very nicely. It let's you manage and have full control over your piles of code using powerful and stylish technology with the ability to share single or multiple codes easily with a simple click. The developers aren't resting on their laurels with this fine development app with plenty of new and innovative features planned for the future. CodePile is completely free and available now.

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