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I realized today that I prefer browsing code on github.com than I do in finder or any editor on my system.

  • Finder has the disadvantage of not properly previewing many source files, forcing you to open an editor

    EDIT: and the preview of finder is just not enough for me (I don't want my source file to disappear just because I'm quickviewing another document, and the size of the window is not big enough)

  • Editors have the disadvantage of being to bulky or to focused on actually editing the code.

So my question: is there a beautiful cocoa based mac os app that just shows me my highlighted code and the folder hierarchy?

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Is simply using QuickLook out of the question? It seems to render most of my source files, and with the QLStephen QuickLook plugin it renders extension-less files as well. –  You Jun 19 '12 at 16:52
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@You and code.google.com/p/qlcolorcode adds syntax highlighting and increases the font size in source code files. –  ؘؘؘؘ Jun 20 '12 at 6:20
    
@LauriRanta: Nice. Thanks for that tip. –  You Jun 20 '12 at 11:27
    
Thanks for your comments, but that's not really good enough for me... The preview finder window for code is a good way to, well actually quickly preview source files, but it doesn't really provide a great user experience for properly browsing my code. –  enyo Jun 25 '12 at 11:01

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