Brackets for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 2.1.2
  • 4.2

  • Security Status

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Cathy Buggs
Cathy BuggsUpdated 6 months ago

A modern text editor for developers

Brackets is an open-source, modern text editor crafted for web developers and front-end developers. This app simplifies the process of coding, allowing coders to share their work through various platforms. It is a lightweight yet powerful development tool that blends visual tools into the editor so you can get the help that you want without limiting your creative process. 

What are Brackets used for?

The Brackets app has been specifically designed for working in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It comes with a crisp, clean interface to make sure that tools wouldn't get in your way. It has a Quick Edit UI, which puts context-specific code and tools inline instead of cluttering up your coding environment. The app also boasts its Live Preview function, a really useful feature that works directly with your browser so that you can push code edits instantly

This feature syncs Brackets with your browser, allowing you to jump back and forth between the real source code and the browser view. If you wish to work on the CSS that applies to a specific ID, you can possibly do so using this text editor software. You only have to put your mouse cursor in that ID and push Command/CTRL + E. 

The app will then show you all the CSS selectors with that ID in an inline window. That way, you can work on your code side-by-side without any popups.  It works with preprocessors in a new way, as well. It allows you to use Quick Edit and Live Highlight with LESS and SCSS files making working with them easier.

Feature-packed text editor

Brackets is a solid editor which has everything you need when you work with files and directories as well as creating new files. Its code completion features let you quickly assemble apps without even knowing the exact syntax. Should you need assistance with code syntax and code options, the Quick Edit option will provide help along the way. In addition to providing you a simple workspace for your coding tasks, the app offers other features that will help you complete your job easily

Among the list of reliable tooling it provides are the parameter hints, which include linting, jump to definition, auto-update bug fixes, and update notification targeted to specific platforms. The app also comes with language server protocol supports and PHP tooling support. Furthermore, the app comes with a strong extension framework. It has an extension manager which allows you to browse and install numerous extensions depending on your needs. 

To locate the extension manager, simply go to the File menu or click the icon in the upper right corner of the main interface. This program solution is a project made by a community of web developers. And since it is open-source, it allows other users to make modifications to make it even better. In fact, the app updates its system on a monthly basis to make encoding faster and easier. 

Time to get coding

Overall, Brackets is a great tool; it is a pleasure to code in. Its open-source capabilities and feature-rich design is a great help for various developers. The app also comes with a user-friendly interface and various extension options to cater to your needs. The only real downside of using the app is that its installation can take ages and may likely test your patience. However, once you get past that hurdle, you will find that the app is exactly what you are looking for.


  • User-friendly interface
  • Highly-customizable
  • Multiple extensions are available
  • Free and open-source software


  • Takes too long to install
  • Third-party plug-ins are not supported

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Brackets for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 2.1.2
  • 4.2

  • Security Status

User reviews about Brackets

  • Rishav Sil

    by Rishav Sil

    very smart

  • Miracle Elisha

    by Miracle Elisha

    I love this site, keep the good works
    I highly recommend it because it layout is simple and relevant ads go live on this site

  • PrinceCharl Miole

    by PrinceCharl Miole

    can learn a lot about basic to hard programming.
    beginners can easily learn..

  • Satyaprakash singh

    by Satyaprakash singh

    I think about Bracket is very convenient to use and anybody can easily use it for coding and making the template.


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