My Sublime Text 3 Packages

Last updated: September 2015

Blog posts like these (the latest of which is Dominik Schilling’s) have helped me find packages in the past, so I thought it was time I published my own.

I use Sublime Text 3 for the same reason as Dominik. It’s exceptionally fast. One day I will inevitably switch to the free and open source Atom editor, but it’s got a long way to go until it can match ST3’s performance.

Here are the packages I use:

  • AlignTab: A much more powerful version of the Alignment package. Supports regexes and table mode.
  • CodeComplice: Modern and so-far-reliable code intelligence. Provides ‘Jump to Definition’, inline parameter hints, etc.
  • ColorPicker: A simple colour picker.
  • DashDoc: A super fast way of opening Dash for a function.
  • DocBlockr: A killer package for writing docblocks.
  • FileDiffs: Instantly generates a diff between files, unsaved changes, selections, clipboard, etc.
  • Function Name Display: Contextually displays the current class/method/function name in the status bar. Very handy for large files and large lists of goto results.
  • GotoDocumentation: Replaced by DashDoc.
  • HTML-CSS-JS Prettify: Pretty-prints HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files.
  • Markdown Preview: Export a preview of a Markdown file to the browser, clipboard, etc.
  • Package Control: Essential.
  • PackageResourceViewer: Don’t use it often, but handy for opening Sublime package files (eg. themes).
  • Phpcs: The most reliable package for running PHP CodeSniffer (Pro tip: turn off automatic sniffing).
  • Pretty JSON: Switch between pretty-printed and compressed JSON.
  • SublimeLinter: The framework for linters in Sublime.
  • SublimeLinter-jshint: Linter for JavaScript files.
  • SublimeLinter-php: Linter for PHP files.
  • SyncedSideBar: Syncs the position of the Folders sidebar with the current open file.
  • Text Pastry: Lots of funky additions to Sublime’s multiple selection functionality.
  • Toggle Words: Toggles a word between its opposite, eg true/false, top/bottom, yes/no.
  • ToggleQuotes: Toggles a quoted string between single and double quotes.
  • Xdebug Client: Local and remote Xdebug client.

In addition, I use the following syntax highlighting packages:

The theme I use is Soda Light, and the colour scheme I use is a somewhat personalised version of Snappy Light.

Here’s my Preferences.sublime-settings file:

{
	"always_show_minimap_viewport": false,
	"atomic_save": false,
	"auto_close_tags": false,
	"auto_complete_selector": "source",
	"color_scheme": "Packages/User/SnappyLight (SL).tmTheme",
	"copy_with_empty_selection": false,
	"detect_indentation": false,
	"draw_minimap_border": true,
	"enable_telemetry": false,
	"file_exclude_patterns":
	[
		"*.min.*",
		"*.log",
		".DS_Store"
	],
	"find_selected_text": true,
	"folder_exclude_patterns":
	[
		".svn",
		".git",
		".sass-cache",
		"node_modules"
	],
	"font_size": 12,
	"highlight_line": true,
	"ignored_packages":
	[
		"Vintage"
	],
	"indent_guide_options":
	[
		"draw_active",
		"draw_normal"
	],
	"line_padding_top": 1,
	"match_brackets_angle": true,
	"open_files_in_new_window": false,
	"rulers":
	[
		120
	],
	"scroll_past_end": true,
	"shift_tab_unindent": true,
	"show_encoding": true,
	"show_full_path": true,
	"show_line_endings": true,
	"theme": "Soda Light 3.sublime-theme",
	"wide_caret": true,
	"word_wrap": true
}

Any packages you think I should be using? Leave a comment.

4 thoughts on “My Sublime Text 3 Packages

  1. I didn’t know about Function Name Display, that’s a handy little addition.

    Three essentials for me are GitGutter, TodoReview and WordPress Developer Resources. My current theme of choice is Cobalt2, it’s especially easy on the eyes for night-time coding.

  2. Great plugin list. These plugins are quite handy too:
    – Table of comments
    – Expand Region
    – Modific ( I preferred it over git gutter )

    One quick question, why do you prefer CodeComplice over CodeIntel ?

    1. CodeComplice is a new fork of CodeIntel which is being actively improved. It’s got vastly better performance than CodeIntel and (so far at least) fewer bugs.

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