I’ve been using Sublime Text for a little while now, but somehow I managed to miss one of its biggest strengths: plugins! How on earth I managed to miss a great feature is beyond me, but I recently discovered them, and now I can’t live without them.
So, the first thing you will need to do is to visit the Installation page on packagecontrol.io. Package Control is a package manager for Sublime Text that lets you search and install plugins from the Package Control repository. To install it, you’ll need to know whether you’re using Sublime Text 2 (the default) or Sublime Text 3 (the one that’s still in beta), and follow the instructions to install the correct package manager.
Once you have Package Control installed, you can easily search and install any of more than 3,000 packages from the repository. To search, hit
Command+Shift+P and type
package. This will give you a list of Package Control commands. Arrow down to
Package Control: Install, then hit tab. Wait a moment for Sublime Text to retrieve all of the available packages, then type the search term in the search box to find the plugin to install. It’s that simple.
Some of my new favorite plugins are:
If you’re a Sublime Text user, and haven’t discovered the power of plugins, I urge you to visit packagecontrol.io today and have a look around!