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Plugins for Sublime Text?
Who knew?

  December 26th, 2015
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Sublime Text iconI’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 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:

  • CSS Colors — A nice little plugin that lets me convert between different color systems, such as APNA or Pantone into Hex or rgba().
  • CodeKit — Includes .kit file syntax highlighting for use with CodeKit.
  • CodeKit Commands — This great little plugin controls CodeKit from within Sublime Text. Nine times out of ten, if I launch Sublime Text I also want CodeKit, and this automates launching CodeKit when Sublime Text is launched. It also controls other functions.
  • Sass — Sass and SCSS syntax highlighting
  • Flexbox Snippets — Great shortcuts for implementing Flexbox!

If you’re a Sublime Text user, and haven’t discovered the power of plugins, I urge you to visit today and have a look around!

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