Tag gist

Every gist can be tagged by adding hash-tag to it's title.

For example: You have a gist titled

TEXTSimple html template

and you'd like to tag it with "template" and "html" tags. All you need to do, is to add these tags as hash-tags to the end of the title like so:

TEXTSimple html template #html #template

Gisto will then use the hash-tags to display tags in the gist list and search by this tags.

Setting up for development

Pre-installed requirements:

  • GIT - distributed version control
  • Node.js - server-side software system written in JavaScript
  • Node-webkit - app runtime based on Chromium and node.js
  • gulp.js - The streaming build system
  • MongoDB - NoSQL Database (Optional - used only by notification server)

Set it all to work together:

Clone the latest source (and submodules) with the following command to a directory of your choice:

SHELLgit clone --recursive https://github.com/Gisto/Gisto.git

Enter into the newly created directory:

SHELLcd Gisto


SHELLnpm install

this will install all necessary npm and bower dependencies.

See gulpfile.js fore more details, usage is documented in comments.

Rename app/config.json.sample file to app/config.json and fill required fields


This needed in order to use GitHub Gist API (Register a new OAuth application)

Run Gisto

SHELLnpm start

This will run Gisto via node-webkit (pre-installed by npm as dependency)

Congratulations! If all went well, you are now have set-up local version of Gisto in your machine.


View build script help/usage:

SHELL./build/script/nwjs-build.sh --help