I know, the title of this post may baffle you or even raise your eyebrows with thousands questions right now. But those web designers or developers who are using Brackets for long enough, may actually agree with me. It’s been quite sometime since I got my hands on Notepad++, I still use it for web development related works. But over the years I realized Notepad++ barely got any major improvements, specially from GUI point of view.
Contrary to that, Brackets was released only couple of years back and it has shown tremendous amount of improvement. I remember trying out the initial release of Brackets but frankly speaking I didn’t like it at that time. Since Notepad++ doesn’t have any support for Mac OSX platform, I was looking for something simple for my MacBook Air. While looking for alternatives, I again stumbled upon Brackets and this time around, I was blown away. So much so that i actually move to Brackets from Notepad++. It seems I am not going back to Notepad++ until they come up with some really good improvement (GUI).
Notepad++ fans, please don’t get me wrong. I loved Notepad++ and I still do but I don’t think it fits my taste. Then again that’s just me. I think Brackets is a very beautiful, simple and powerful web editor. I am really enjoying Brackets. Just in case if don’t know about Brackets, here is a little video to help you out.
Just like Notepad++, Brackets is also an open source and free to download web editor. It supports all the major OS platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux) and has some great features which you can check out from Brackets official site. Live preview, extensions are some of the important features that I loved about Brackets. Simply download it and try it out, I am pretty confident that you won’t regret it. Enjoy.