Helpful Sublime Text packages

Keep forgetting the names of packages I like to install when setting up Sublime Text 2. Or that I should install them to begin with. So here’s a note to self on packages I should install whenever I reinstall this fantastic editor. And a note to you if you use the editor and didn’t know such helpful packages existed.

  • Package Control
    The package that adds a package manager to the editor. After that is installed, simply press Ctrl+Shift+p, bring up Install Package by typing “ip”, and hit enter. You can then search for packages and install them super easy.

  • File Rename
    Keyboard only renaming of files from within ST.

  • Highlight
    For copying syntax highlighted code either as HTML or as RTF. Nice for pasting code into emails, documents, etc.

  • Indent XML
    For… indenting XML. Been very helpful for cleaning up messy SOAP requests from logs, etc.

  • LESS
    For syntax highlighting of LESS files

  • Markdown Preview
    For quick preview of markdown files in the browser

  • Text Pastry
    For fun pasting madness. You can for example paste in sequences of numbers. E.g. Ctrl+Alt+n and then i20, will paste integers starting at 20 in all your cursors.