Initially when I started coding, I used to change my text editor every now and then. But when I found Sublime, I never switched from it.
Sublime is a cross platform source code editor with plenty of features and yet its very fast. It is written in C++ & Python and is proprietary software. The functionality of sublime can be extended by plugins which are community maintained and build and have free software license.
Sublime supports syntax for more than 45 programming languages and user can download and enable add-ons for other languages. Apart from this following are the main features which will make you fall in love with Sublime Text, once after you start using it.
- Goto anything: navigate easily between the files or within the file. (Command ⌘+P)
- Command Pallete: Its triggered by (Command ⌘ + ⇧ + P) and you can search for whatever you want in your project with wasting your time.
- Split Editing: You can edit multiple files side by side or lines simultaneously.
- Multiple Selection(I love this one most): Select multiple lines or words at same time. (Command ⌘ + D)
- Distraction free mode: Its full screen mode, where only the text is visible.
- Instant Project switch
- Plugin API: Python based plugin APIs are available
- Cross Platform
Download & Install Sublime Text for Mac OS X
Sublime is available for Mac OS X 10.6 or later which means it can be installed OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- Go Download page of Sublime Text and download sublime_text*.dmg file
- Open the sublime_text*.dmg file and drag “Sublime Text 2.app” file in “Application folder”.
Documentation and other support
Official documentation of Sublime Text is enough in the beginning and Unofficial documentation is also available. Although documentation is enough, here is the link to video tutorials for Sublime Text.
Please post comments if you have any issues or suggestions. Enjoy 🙂