Brackets for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.0.1
  • 4.1
  • (95)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Cathy Buggs
Cathy BuggsUpdated 3 months ago

Free Text Editor for Web Designers

Brackets is an open source text editor that has been written in JavaScript as well as HTML and CSS with the goal of web development firmly in mind. This is designed to make the process of coding simple, while coders will be able to share their work through a number of different platforms and take advantage of open source applications.

Time to Get Coding

One of the most popular features of Brackets is Quick Edit, which makes inline editing relatively quick and easy. There are also lots of other cool features for users to take advantage of such as the Live Input that instantly creates a preview of the coding work done so far so that users can get a clear idea of how much they have achieved and any areas that need to be tweaked. Some of the other cool features include multiple format file support and integration with the JavaScript debugger Theseus.

Getting Your Coding Groove on

With its open course capabilities and large number of features, Brackets is potentially a great tool for web developers. The only real downsides of using Brackets is that the installation process can be very long and slow and is likely to try the patience of many users. This software is still in its relatively early stages, which means that users are likely to find that there are a few bugs in the system.


  • Easy to customise
  • Very easy to use


  • Needs to be installed
  • Third party plug ins are not supported

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Brackets for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.0.1
  • 4.1
  • (95)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Brackets

  • Luigi Lira

    by Luigi Lira

    It's a great application, especially if you intend working with web design. Certainly, Brackets goes beyond designing, hence I do recommend it.


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