Brackets is a free open source web development tool designed for front end developers and professional web designers. While there are plenty of web editors around, Brackets differs because it combines all the essential tools in the editor as you’re coding. It also saves all the changes you make automatically without the need to reload, but there’s more.
Brackets has a debugging tool called Theseus that makes it easy to check control flows and variables, ideal if you’re working on a lot of codes. The application is also cross platform so you can run it on Linux, Mac or Windows, and you can edit code and external styles without going out of the document. The Find in Files feature has support for multiple folder and file exclusion sets, and you can name them.
At its heart, Brackets is a versatile text editor optimized for JS, CSS and HTML. If you’re into HTML editing, you’ll like the fact that when you launch the application you’ll get an HTML tutorial, and the design makes it easy to access files that you want to edit. At the right is a Live Preview and a section for managing extensions, which developers will find very useful.