Packages and Visual Improvements for Sublime Text 3

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This is my personal take on how Sublime Text 3 looks better for longer hours of work and happier coding. I also describe the packages that I use.


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  • Markdown HTML Preview:
    • This plugin allows you to automatically inject your markdown document into an HTML page. I use it to preview my .md files before uploading them to my GitHub account. While in Sublime Text writing your .md file, use Control + Shift + M to preview.
  • SublimeLinter:
    • Code linting in ST3.
  • Insert Nums:
    • It inserts (consecutive) numbers across multiple selections or modifies the selections’ contents with expressions. Basic usage in OSX: Command + Alt + N.
  • Sublime LaTeX Word Count:
    • Basic usage in OSX: Control + Shift + C.
  • R-Box:
    • Send commands to various programs. I use it for R.
  • (Sublime) Knitr:
    • It provides knitr Markdown and LaTeX support in Sublime Text 2 and 3.

Visual Enhacements

Building on this blog post, I changed the default visuals for the following ones:

  • Go to Sublime Text > Preferences > Settings - User, then paste,
    "bold_folder_labels": true,
    "caret_style": "phase",
    "fade_fold_buttons": false,
    "font_face": "Monaco",
    "font_size": 17,
    "highlight_line": true,
    "highlight_modified_tabs": true,
    "line_padding_bottom": 2,
    "line_padding_top": 2,
    "word_wrap": true