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Best Visual Studio Code Extensions

Abhith Rajan Abhith Rajan FollowFebruary 12, 2019 · 4 min read · Last Updated:
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If you ask which is my favorite IDE, it is Visual Studio Code a.k.a vscode. One major strength of vscode is its extensions. And these are the extensions which I find very useful in vscode,


Debugger for Chrome

Debugger for Chrome enables you to debug your JavaScript code in the Chrome browser, or any other target that supports the Chrome Debugger protocol.


JavaScript (ES6) code snippets

JavaScript (ES6) code snippets contains code snippets for JavaScript in ES6 syntax

Import Cost

Import Cost display import/require package size in the editor

Programming Languages


ESLint integrates ESLint JavaScript into VS Code.


TSLint support for Visual Studio Code


Angular v7 Snippets

Angular v7 Snippets by John Papa

Document This

Document This automatically generates detailed JSDoc comments in TypeScript and JavaScript files.

ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets

ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets contains simple extensions for React, Redux and Graphql in JS/TS with ES7 syntax

Icon Fonts

Icon Fonts contains snippets for popular icon fonts such as Font Awesome, Ionicons, Glyphicons, Octicons, Material Design Icons and many more!


Highlight Matching Tag

Highlight Matching Tag highlights matching closing or opening tag


indent-rainbow makes indentation easier to read. This extension colorizes the indentation in front of your text alternating four different colors on each step.

Live Server

Live Server launch a development local Server with live reload feature for static & dynamic pages

Markdown All in One

Markdown All in One is All you need to write Markdown (keyboard shortcuts, table of contents, auto preview and more)


markdownlint provides Markdown linting and style checking for Visual Studio Code.

Markdown Shortcuts

Markdown Shortcuts provide Shortcuts for Markdown editing.

npm Intellisense

npm Intellisense is a visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes npm modules in import statements


Polacode 📸 makes sharing code as a picture easier.


Peacock subtly change the workspace color of your workspace. Ideal when you have multiple VS Code instances and you want to quickly identify which is which.

Turbo Console Log

Turbo Console Log enables automating the process of writing meaningful log messages.


Material Icon Theme

Material Icon Theme provides material design icons for Visual Studio Code

Material Theme

Material Theme is one of the most epic theme now for Visual Studio Code


Bracket Pair Colorizer 2

Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 is a customizable extension for colorizing matching brackets

Better Comments

Better Comments improves your code commenting by annotating with alert, informational, TODOs, and more!


Bookmarks enables you to mark lines and jump to them

Code Spell Checker

Code Spell Checker is a spelling checker for source code

Git History

Git History enables you to view git log, file history, compare branches or commits

GitLens — Git supercharged

GitLens — Git supercharged supercharge the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code — Visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and code lens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via powerful comparison commands, and so much more

Path Intellisense

Path Intellisense is a Visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes filenames.

Prettier - Code formatter

Prettier - Code formatter is the VS Code plugin for prettier/prettier

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