Brackets is an editor for Web development written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Brackets is created by Adobe Systems. Its is a free software licensed under the MIT License, and is maintained on [GitHub]( Brackets has not achieved 1.0, Brackets is under active development and roughly twice a month a new Sprint release of Brackets is out. Brackets is available for download cross-platform, on Mac, Windows and Linux. Brackets is a great editor, I personally like it. You will find the Brackets Logo in my Website Page source.


Brackets supports extensions for adding extra functionality; currently available extensions add support for debugging, browser-specific CSS prefixes, JSDoc annotations, and other functionality

Brackets can establish a live connection to the locally installed browser with activated “Live File Preview” Show changes to the CSS code in real time even when typing in the browser, without having to be stored in between. (Currently only supports Google Chrome)

Web projects usually consist of multiple files, but which are linked together. Rather than display a tab for each file, so that you can switch between easily, Brackets provides a feature called Quick Edit, which is called with the key combination PC [CTRL + E] or Mac [CMD + E].

PHP code can be automatically checked with the Lintyai extension and errors are indicated by a red bar in the left gutter.

Brackets Extra


Install cURL. If you have cURL already installed skip this step.

sudo apt-get install curlCode language: JavaScript (javascript)

Downloading Brackets from

64 Bit.

curl -# -L -O language: PHP (php)

32 Bit

curl -# -L -O language: PHP (php)

Installing Brackets

sudo dpkg -i Brackets.Sprint.40*Code language: CSS (css)

Now we have Brackets installed on Debian/Ubuntu. If you have any problem feel free to leave a comment below.

I compiled a list of software and services that I use to improve my workflow, here is the link to the list.

Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.