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Komodo Extensions – Top Picks

There are many great add-ons that have been written to extend Komodo, providing a slew of new features and functionality. You can use Komodo’s Tools -> Add-ons menu to launch the add-on dialog, then search for and install new Komodo extensions like the ones listed below.
Here is a list of some of my favorite extensions:
MoreKomodo This very popular extension provides a number of great features, such as:

  • copying the filename or directory path from the context menu
  • renaming or moving the current editor file
  • encoding or decoding of HTML entities into a document
  • copying results straight from Komodo’s Find pane

Zen Coding A great tool to quickly create and edit HTML content. It features the ability to:

  • expand several HTML abbreviations at once
  • easily wrap selections in a tag element
  • quickly navigate to editing points
  • expand and contract selections in nested tags

Check out the awesome demo video: http://vimeo.com/7405114
TODO Helper Useful for keeping track of work items in your code. Finds TO-DO items in projects, open files or just the current file.

  • searches files for specific to-do markers
  • UI to easily jump to the TO-DO locations
  • customizable search criteria and search context

HTML Toolkit Provides many additional HTML helpers, such as:

  • automatic completion of HTML end tags – sweet!
  • additional commands for tag movement and navigation
  • helper commands for creating common HTML entities

Tweak UI Allows you to tweak and customize the Komodo UI layout. Using this extension you can:

  • move side-bars like the code browser from the left Komodo pane to the right pane
  • show longer paths for the editor tab names
  • change the Komodo panes to use a traditional tabbed layout

Komodo is built on the Mozilla framework so it has the same extension system as the Firefox browser. You can build your own extensions or even re-purpose existing Firefox extensions to work within Komodo. Want to find out more about Komodo add-ons? Then head over to the ActiveState Community site. You may even decide to write your own Komodo extension. If you do, we some tools for doing just that – try the File -> New -> New Project from Template and select the Komodo Extension template.
Create a free account on the ActiveState Platform to try Komodo IDE today.
So what are your favorite Komodo IDE add-ons? Feel free to share below!

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