Brackets is an open-source, modern text/code editor that specifically designed for web designers but it doesn't mean if you don't do web development then you can't use it. It is lightweight, powerful, cross-platform (Linux, Mac and Windows) and focused on front-end web development (JavaScript, CSS and HTML), initially it was developed by Adobe, licensed under the MIT license and it is currently maintained on GitHub. Now it is maintained by almost 282 community contributors.
With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.
Quick edit enables inline editing of CSS, Color Property, and JavaScript elements for developers. This built-in feature can be applied to multiple functions or properties simultaneously and all updates are applied directly to the file associated with the changed elements.
Live Preview: When one clicks the respective code snippet in CSS/HTML the web browser immediately shows the output relating to that code snippet in web browser. This feature is termed as Live Highlight.
Split view feature splits the main view into 2 parts. User can split view either vertically or horizontally as per one's own convenience, thus allowing user to work on 2 files at same time.
Brackets supports codes from multiple file types from C++, C, VBScript to Java, JavaScript, HTML, Python, Perl and Ruby. The complete list comprises more than 38 file types.

  • Quick Edit
  • Quick Docs
  • Live Preview
  • JSLint
  • LESS support
  • Theseus integration
  • Open-source
  • Extension Support

Changelog of current version:
  • Reverse inspect in Live Preview: Brackets 1.9 ships with Reverse-inspect in Live Preview. Now clicking on an element in Live Preview highlights the corresponding tag in the source code.
  • Support for “Replace All” action in Find & Replace: Brackets now supports “Replace All” in Find & Replace along with batch operation.
  • Download count display and extension sorting based on download count: Extension Manager now displays download count for listed extensions. Extensions can be sorted based on download count or published date in ‘Available’ and ‘Themes’ tab.
  • Mode toggle in Untitled document: Language mode can be toggled for Untitled documents. Code coloring and Code Hints for the selected mode are also supported for Untitled documents.
  • Document toggle in split view: Focus can be swapped between panes using keyboard shortcut.
  • Github organization support for Brackets extensions: Github organizations can now own brackets extensions. All public owners of organization can update extensions.

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