Brackets Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Brackets for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Brackets and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Brackets are Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021

    1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.
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      Almost everyone thinks Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to Brackets.
    2. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.
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      Atom vs Brackets opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Atom is a great alternative to Brackets.
      Szubxero Atom is among the members of the "Visual Studio Code" family of IDEs/editors. These applications are feature-rich, extensible and semi-lightweight solutions that are language-neutral for the most part, not as large as a full IDE yet much more powerful than a simple editor. The various members of this family (e.g., Atom, Brackets, VS Code, etc.) are IMHO nearly equal in quality and utility, and which one decides to use is largely a matter of taste.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago


    3. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.
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      Almost everyone thinks Sublime Text is a great alternative to Brackets.
    4. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.
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      Most users think Vim is a great alternative to Brackets.
    5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Code - OSS (vscode) project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

    6. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
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    7. Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins.
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      Python plugin for NetBeans (nbPython) has been discontinued since v8.1

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      Apache NetBeans vs Brackets opinions
      Some users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to Brackets, some don't.
      Netbeans is a IDE. Not a editor.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      Szubxero While NetBeans does satisfy nearly every use case for Brackets, and while Brackets can legitimately be considered an IDE AND editor, NetBeans is a full, purpose-built IDE, while Brackets is a semi-IDE, falling somewhere between IDE and editor. NetBeans can, therefore, be a viable alternative to Brackets, but the overlap between IDE and editor uses are not fully compatible between the two.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    9. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source.
    10. Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and support for all major tools and frameworks.
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