I’ve known Sublime Text for a long time now, I remember testing it’s first public beta version around 2008/2009. I was impressed by the epic layout. But at the same time I was still too oriented towards IDEs, so I put it aside. Only too pick it up recently.
I was blown away how the community it’s so active and how extensible it is. I came from a VIM background, so I was a little reluctant to see if this would fit my needs. And it did, you can even simulate VIM by uncommenting just a few lines in the configuration.
However, this post is not about Sublime Text itself, but the plugins I use and that I recommend if you are a web developer.
10. Package control
This is a must-have plugin. It lets you install, remove and manage your plugins directly from Sublime Text 2. I’d love to see this plugin installed by default on ST2. I can’t recommend enough you use it, it’s the apt-get or nmp packet manager for Sublime.
After it’s installation all you need to do is to type shift + cmd + P, type “install” and ENTER.
9. Bracket Highlighter
Like the name states, it highlights the brackets, quotes and html tags. It’s a simple plugin, but helps a lot when working on big code files.
7. SideBar Enhancements
This plugin extends the sidebar menu, by adding lots of new and useful features like: Move to trash, open in browser, and even copy the content of a file as data:uri base64.
It allows you to run Prefixr on your CSS code. What it does, among other things, it helps get Cross-Browser CSS in place. So you just need to worry writing CSS3 code, and this plugin will do the rest.
It’s a plugin based on the Emmet standard. If you never heard of it and you code in HTML, this will blow your mind. You can create complete layouts with just one line of code, press TAB and presto. Have a look a the official website. Highly recommend.
Git is my favourite file version control system ever, and this plugin is a front-end for it. If you use Git on a daily basis this is a must-have. Very easy to work with, and after using it you rarely will go into the system console ever again to do common tasks.
2. Sublime Linter
First off, you need this. This plugin is like a IDE itself, it finds errors in your code as you go. It supports dozens of languages, from PHP to Python, Java, etc..
This plugin is not only recommend but it should be mandatory.
1. Sublime CodeIntel
This is my favourite plugin for ST2. This plugins brings a little of IDE functionality into ST2. This plugin reads all your code and is able to code-complete, jump into definitions and function call tooltips.
Although sometimes looks a little buggy, it’s still worth having it around. It’s a huge time saver, especially when you are dealing with other’s people code.
0(bonus). Dayle Rees Themes
Even though ST2 comes with a beautiful package of themes, you might grow tired of it, so the Dayle Rees themes are an amazing beautiful eye-candy themes for ST2.
So I hope you find my top 10 ST2 plugins useful. Let me know if you use anything else that you’d like to share in the comments below.