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open-source code editor
built with the web for the web

Helpful without taking over

With features like Live Preview and Quick Edit, Brackets streamlines development without getting in your way.

Built with the web
for the web.

Made with and JavaScript. Brackets is an open-source project, with an active and growing developer community.

A code editor
for the web

Focus on one thing, and do it really well. Brackets is built from the ground up with a focus on web development.

You complete me

Brackets is built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which means it is easy to contribute to the project and extend its functionality. You have the power!

About Brackets

Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

Guiding Ideas

For the web, by the web
Brackets is built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you can code in Brackets, you can code on Brackets.

Open development works
Brackets, is a fully open-source, community-driven project. Want to influence its direction? Join the developer list and start contributing.

Tools shouldn't get in your way
Rather than clutter your workspace with floating panels, toolbars and icons, Brackets focuses on providing “Quick Edit” in-line views that provide context-sensitive access to your content, without taking you away from your code.

Works with your browser
The browser is your design view. Brackets hooks up directly to the browser, allowing you to design and develop in the same environment that you deploy.

Try It

Brackets is still in the oven and needs to bake a little longer before it's a full-featured code editor. The milestone builds available on are there for contributors and those special kind of crazy designers and developers who like to live on the edge. Performance, stability and features are all in flux. Use at your own risk.

However, if you like living on the bleeding edge, just view the wiki for info on how to download and run Brackets.


If you have an idea for a feature, want to fix a bug, or contribute in other ways, then fork the project and start hacking.

Stay Informed

You can find the latest news and information around Brackets on the project's weblog, as well as by checking out the resources below.