Your new BFF – Adobe’s code editor Brackets officially migrates from beta today

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It’s officially one of the most exciting open source projects on the web. And today, almost three years after the first commit, Adobe’s lightweight code editor Brackets is launching in 1.0 atFuture of Web Design New York.

Brackets is not so much a text editor as “an opinionated editor for HTML, JavaScript and CSS,” as Adobe developer evangelist Terry Ryan explained it to us. It’s firmly focused on the code, so that: “If you need to change the CSS of a particular bit of HTML, we can punch open a window to it without you having to open that CSS file. But you stay in the code. There are no property panels or metadata to mess with. All of this is accomplished with an open source code base written almost entirely in HTML/JS/CSS.”

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The Best email apps for smartphones

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For many people, a smartphone is their main interface for checking e-mail, but the native mail app bundled with phones often doesn’t deliver the features that users demand. Luckily, there is no shortage of alternatives.

Recently, Google unveiled an app meant to make managing Gmail easier. Although it’s pretty, Inbox has not found favour with all users. Indeed, it’s not only aesthetics that make an e-mail app great.

We have curated a list of five of our favourite apps. Try them all, or pick only one.

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My new MBP is going to have a new companion – Parallels 10!

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Parallels Desktop 10 for OS X

Even if you are a Mac user, there’s a strong chance that you will need to use Windows applications at some point. Luckily there are great virtual machine solutions out there to help you do that easily.

And you can run more than Windows in a virtual machine — Linux runs perfectly in a VM, and is usually the best way to learn. Today we’ll be showing you how to install Windows in Parallels Desktop, but the same principles work for Linux.

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