What to expect from a Pro subscription
If you’ve upgraded to pro, or if you’re curious, then thank you and here’s the skinny.
What does a Pro account get you?
The Pro user status does two important things:
- Access to pro features (duh, obviously)
- Helps sustain JS Bin as a project so it can continue to be free and open source for education
This second point is really important to us. JS Bin has existed for over 5 years with no income, running on hefty servers and thousands of development hours poured into it simply because knowing it was being used to teach others was motivation enough.
Eventually we decided that to spend full time on JS Bin, and to invest fully in it’s infrastructure, JS Bin needed to sustain itself, hence Pro status.
If you don’t want (or need) Pro, but you want to support the project, maybe donate via Gratipay instead?
At time of writing, our pro feature set is:
- Private bins
- Vanity URLs
- Asset uploads
- SSL embeds
- Dropbox integration
- Priority support
- “Sandbox” mode
- Coming next
And you can upgrade today!
Self explanatory, but it means if any other user than you tries to access your private bin, they will get a 404.
Once your bin is private, you’ll also see the card in the bottom right indicating it’s privacy mode.
Just simply drag and drop images you need to use into the HTML, and JS Bin will upload and generate the
img tag for you with the URL prefilled in.
Previously uploaded assets can be managed through the assets account page.
Vanity URLs has two purposes. The first is that puts your username when you share your bin’s output, and secondly allows you to publish to your vanity homepage.
This means you can publish any bin to your vanity url on
<you>.jsbin.com for example: http://dave.jsbin.com
In addition, when you share the full output of your bins, your username is included in the URL, such as http://dave.jsbin.com/fajac/3/
Linking to your Dropbox account from your profile will put every bin as a full HTML file in your Dropbox
Apps/jsbin directory. This means you have a complete offline backup of your bins or any bin you edit.
Note that only the latest revision is saved to your Dropbox (though we’re considering adding support for revisions).
Finally, two way syncing is being investigated and will be released to Pro users if possible.
JS Bin is different from other pastebins in that it saves by default automatically. This means you’ll never lose your work. However, sometimes you want to throw open JS Bin and test some code without JS Bin ever knowing you were there. This is “sandbox” mode.
The URL is simply “slash-dash”: http://jsbin.com/-
JS Bin runs as it normally does, but doesn’t save. If you want to save, just use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+s
As development continues, the following Pro features are next in our roadmap:
- Read and write API access
- Sass/SCSS external @imports
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