Brackets v1.0 is Finally Here

Posted in Software Review on Nov 05, 2014 by Umar Ahmed

It took 45 iterations and over three years, but the team at Adobe finally released the first OFFICIAL version of Brackets, and it is AWESOME!

What the Heck is Brackets?

For those who don't know what Brackets is, it is a modern, open-source text-editor built for web developers (mostly for front-end use). The unique thing that sets Brackets apart from all other environments is that it is an editor for HTML, CSS, & Javascript developed in HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. This means Brackets can be as flexible as you want it to be. If there's a feature missing or something just doesn't look right, all you have to do is modify the HTML, CSS & JavaScript and ABRACADABRA!—that missing feature has vanished. And that means you can get back to doing what's really important, making web stuff.


That's right! Brackets is one of the few code-editors that offers REAL live-previewing of HTML & CSS changes. You preview your current document in your browser in real-time. It's much faster than having to save all your changes, open your browser, and refresh your page. With the speed and intuitiveness of Brackets, you can have a UI design, or a navbar, or just a cool animation up in running in a matter of minutes.

Where Can You Get Brackets?

Brackets is available for download on all modern operating systems. You can download stable releases at the Brackets website. Or if you're a bit more code-savvy, you can check out the Brackets GitHub repo for up-to-date revisions and documentation.

Brackets Download Page

My Thoughts

Personally, I have been using Brackets for the past year, and it has been amazing for quickly creating quick mock-ups and sharing ideas for functionality with others. It's also updated very often, with updates coming out sometimes every week. Bugs are few and far between and even when there is the occasional hiccup, the awesome community supporting Brackets can offer friendly advice and fixes for any issues you may have.


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