Brackets for Chromebook

Brackets on Chromebook:Brackets is an open-source editor written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with a primary focus on Web Development. It was created by Abode Systems, licensed under the MIT License, and is currently maintained on GitHub Brackets is available for cross-platform download on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

The update introduced new features such as custom shortcut key combinations and more accurate JavaScript hinting. Brackets has a major focus on development in JavaScript, CSS and HTML. With the release of version 1.0 Adobe announced a feature which extracts design information from a PSD file for convenience of coding in CSS. The latest version release of Brackets is 1.8.


Features of Brackets

Brackets provides several features including:

  • Quick Edit
  • Quick Docs
  • Live Preview
  • JSLint
  • LESS support
  • Theseus integration
  • Open source
  • Extensibility

Quick Edit

Quick Edit enables inline editing of CSS, Color Property, and JavaScript elements for developers.


Applying quick edit to HTM elements will display all corresponding CSS properties in a box beneath the selected element. User can choose to create new CSS rules directly within the editor and edit a tag’s CSS properties inline without leaving the context of the HTML.

JavaScript File  

On JavaScript functions, quick edit performs the same procedure as with HTML elements but displays the selected function’s body within the drop down box. All updates to the function’s body will propagate and update directly within the corresponding JavaScript file.

More software for Chromebook: LibreOffice for Chromebook

How to Download Brackets for Chromebook

Installing Brackets using Play Store

  1. Check if your Chromebook is compatible for installing Android apps: Chromebook Play Store Compatibility
  2. If your Chromebook is compatible, then you can install Play store by following these instructions. After that search for “Brackets and install the app on your chromebook.
  3. If your Chromebook is not compatible you can download the Play store apk and installing it manually, After that you can follow the steps mentioned above to find the “Brackets” app and install it on your device.

Installing Brackets using Chrome Browser

  1. If the software is not available on Play store, then you can try finding “Brackets ” on the chrome web store.
  2. Open chrome browser and go to the Web store, search for “Brackets” and install it.

Install Brackets using Rollapp 

  1. If the “Brackets” software is not available on chrome web store, then you can go to Rollapp, a useful website to access software online from any device.
  2. Go to the Rollapp website and search for “Brackets ” and use the application online.