Silicon Alternatives

    Silicon is described as 'Create a beautiful image of your source code. Silicon is a simple CLI (commandline) tool to create great looking code screenshots. Also available as a plugin for Vim and GNU Emacs' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Silicon for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions, Google Chrome and Windows. The best alternative is Marmoset, which is free. Other great apps like Silicon are CodeGraphics (Paid), Code Glory (Free, Open Source), Petrify (Paid) and Source Code Shots (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 17, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      Marmoset is a Chrome App which lets you create gorgeous code snapshots within seconds.
    1. Do you want to share beautiful code on Instagram or Facebook? Do you want to show how your code is beautiful to your followers? Do you want to create unique social posts? CodeGraphics is the first app that render your code in a gorgeous look!


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Code Glory (previously Code Glorify) is just a simple way to beautify code using CSS effects. It's built for GitHub Pages and relies heavily on GitHub Gist for code references as well as CSS customization and...
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      • Mac
      Petrify (formerly Carbonize) converts your source code into beautiful shareable images through carbon.now.sh. Easily access the excellent utility you know from the web right from your desktop. Carbonize features: - Easily drag source code onto the Dock icon.
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    2. Generate beautiful images of source code via API.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Faux Code Generator lets you easily turn your code into faux code. Just post your code for free to GitHub Gist then paste the url in the app. A couple options let you specify dark or light theme and line end visual styling.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Ray.so lets coders easily create beautiful screenshots of source code through a fast web app with options for dark and light mode, color adjustments and padding.
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