“Essential” Sublime Text 3 Plugins

Everyone likes to publish their favorite or “essential” Sublime Text plugins, so I’m joining the party. These are all Sublime Text 3-compatible plugins. I have a number of other plugins installed, but these are the only ones that I would immediately miss if I did a fresh install of ST3 (along with the Ubuntu Mono font.

 
  1. Alignment Makes your code like pretty and more readable by lining up selections based on “=” “=>”, etc. Great for arrays.
  2. GitGutter Unobtrusive display of uncommitted changes in the gutter (next to line numbers).
  3. Trailing Spaces Highlights and trims unused whitespace at the end of lines.
  4. SideBarEnhancements Gives you way more options for dealing with files in the sidebar. I just wish I could figure out how to delete a file with shift+delete.
  5. SublimeLinter Highlights errors in your code as you type.
  6. Laravel Blade Highlighter Provides color-coding for Laravel’s blade templates. I’ve really wanted to like other editors, and there appears to be a big push toward PHPStorm in the Laravel community right now, but ST3 is just too fast, too pretty, and too customizable for me to change.

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