Unlike its parent app GistBox, which uses Github Gist as its storage mechanism, all of Cacher's snippets are stored on Cacher's own backend servers. We made this decision for a couple reasons:
- The way people build a snippet library for personal use does not fit the usage model for Gist, which is for embedding public-facing code.
- Building our own backend ensures we can iterate on features without being hamstrung by a 3rd-party API.
Starting Sep 13, 2017, new users who migrate from GistBox to Cacher and use GitHub to sign in will have snippet sync turned on by default for their personal library. What this means is that any personal library snippets created, edited or deleted from Cacher will have the same operations reflected in GitHub Gist.
We are working on rolling out this capability to existing users and their migrated snippets as well.
See this help article for more details.