Open-source snippet manager powered by GitHub Gist.

Build Status js-standard-style Dependency Status Join the community on Spectrum MIT Licensed

Lepton is a lean code snippet manager based on GitHub Gist. Check out its latest release.

  • Unlimited public/private snippets
  • Unlimited tags
  • Language groups
  • Markdown/JupyterNotebook support
  • GitHub Enterprise support
  • Immersive mode
  • Customizable
  • Light/Dark theme
  • macOS/Win/Linux
  • Dashboard
  • Search
  • Proxy
  • Free


Light Theme Dark Theme
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Organize Markdown Jupyter Notebook
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Search (⇧ + Space) Immersive Mode (⌘/Ctrl + i) Dashboard (⌘/Ctrl + d)
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Function Shortcut Note
New Snippet Cmd/Ctrl + N Create a snippet
Edit Snippet Cmd/Ctrl + E Edit a snippet
Submit Cmd/Ctrl + S Submit the changes from the editor
Cancel Cmd/Ctrl + ESC Exit the editor without saving
Sync Cmd/Ctrl + R Sync with remote Gist server
Immersive Mode Cmd/Ctrl + I Toggle the Immersive mode
Dashboard Cmd/Ctrl + D Toggle the dashboard
About Page Cmd/Ctrl + , Toggle the About page
Search Shift + Space Toggle the search bar


Lepton's features can be customized by <home_dir>/.leptonrc! (Create the file if it does not exist.)

  • Theme (light/dark)
  • Snippet
  • Editor
  • Logger
  • Proxy
  • Shortcuts
  • Enterprise

Check out the .leptonrc template to explore different customization options.

Tech Stack

Based on

  1. Framework: Electron
  2. Bundler: Webpack, Babel, electron-builder
  3. Language: ES6, Sass
  4. Library: React, Redux, Redux Thunk, Redux Form
  5. Lint: ESLint


  • Download released binaries(macOS/Windows/Linux) here.
  • Install via Homebrew (macOS)
brew cask install lepton
  • Install via SnapCraft (Linux)

Get it from the Snap Store


Install dependencies

$ git clone git@github.com:hackjutsu/Lepton.git
$ cd Lepton && yarn install

Client ID/Secret

Register your application, and put your client id and client secret in ./configs/account.js.

module.exports = {
  client_id: <your_client_id>,
  client_secret: <your_client_secret>


$ yarn build && yarn start

Build Installer App

Read electron-builder docs and check out the code signing wiki before building the installer app.

Build apps for macOS.

$ yarn dist -- -m

Build apps for Windows.

$ yarn dist -- -w

Build apps for Linux.

Need a running Docker daemon to build a snap package.

$ yarn dist -- -l

Build apps for macOS, Windows and Linux.

$ yarn dist -- -wml

Build apps for the current OS with the current arch.

$ yarn dist


--> Wiki FAQ


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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab