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Brackets

A modern, open source text editor that understands web design
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What is Brackets?

With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.
Brackets is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
Brackets is an open source tool with 33.6K GitHub stars and 8.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Brackets's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Brackets?

Companies
50 companies reportedly use Brackets in their tech stacks, including Startlink, Zenkit, and Easygenerator.

Developers
359 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Brackets.

Brackets Integrations

JavaScript, Node.js, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and WakaTime are some of the popular tools that integrate with Brackets. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Brackets.
Pros of Brackets
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Beautiful UI
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Lightweight
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Extremely customizable
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Free plugins
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Live Preview
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Free themes
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Clean
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Easy
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Integration with photoshop
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Perfect for web development
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Simple
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Fast
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Awesome UI
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Clean UI
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Code suggestions
Decisions about Brackets

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Brackets in their tech stack.

Chidumebi Ifemena
UI/UX Designer, Web Developer · | 2 upvotes · 6.6K views

For a beginner developer, what tool is most suitable for coding, Brackets or Visual Studio Code?

I am having some issues doing some inline CSS coding using Vscode but it is possible with Brackets. Polls have it saying Vscode is the most suitable for web development, so which is the best?

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Brackets's Features

  • Code Hints from a PSD
  • Inline Editors
  • Live Preview
  • Preprocessor Support

Brackets Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Brackets?
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Notepad++
Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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Brackets's Followers
717 developers follow Brackets to keep up with related blogs and decisions.