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With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.

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Why Use Brackets?

Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it without getting in the way of your creative process. You'll enjoy writing code in Brackets.

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Inline Editors

Instead of jumping between file tabs, Brackets lets you open a window into the code you care about most.


Live Preview

Get a real-time connection to your browser. Make changes to CSS and HTML and you'll instantly see those changes on screen.


Preprocessor Support

Work with preprocessors in a whole new way. We know how important preprocessors are to your workflow.

Popular Extensions


Git integration for Brackets.


High-speed HTML and CSS workflow.


Format JavaScript, HTML, and CSS files.

Markdown Preview

Live preview of markdown documents.

File Icons

File icons in Brackets’ file tree.

Indent Guides

Show indent guides in the code editor.


Parse CSS and add vendor prefixes automatically.

W3C Validation

Simple W3C Validator.

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