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Top VS Code extensions only 5% people know about

Top VS Code extensions only 5% people know about

Increase your productivity by 10 folds! The most underrated extensions that you're unaware of

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Mohit Yadav
ยทFeb 22, 2022ยท

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As a developer, you're probably using Visual Studio Code on a daily basis. But did you know that there are tons of extensions out there that can make your life a lot easier?

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I have a lot of VS Code extensions. Some are indispensable, some are good to have, and some become irrelevant because I'm no longer learning the language I downloaded it for.

In this blog post, I'm going to list my top 5 extensions that I think are underrated and unknown to most developers.๐Ÿ˜

Top VS Code extensions of all time

Bonus: At the end, there is a bonus extension, so be sure to check it out.

Now, starting off with the 5th one,

5: Indent line (5k downloads)

This extension fixes all indentation issues with a single shortcut. What is better than seeing it for yourself? Here's a demo

Demo

But why need it when you have prettier? There's a reason. As far as I know, prettier does not format python code, but this extension supports many languages that prettier does not.

4: Polacode

Ever wanted to present your code to someone or some platform, but it looks ugly? A great alternative to Carbon, it automatically detects the language, highlighting, etc. and presents a picture-perfect version of your code.

Demo

Don't use it to share your company's code though :)

3: Toggle Quote

Ever typed a string with " and wanted to convert it to a template literal with ` or to '? Why move your cursor back and forth? Just press a simple keyboard shortcut to toggle through these quotes.

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I hope you get the idea. This is pretty useful for me personally, since I mistakenly write the " and then remember to use `

2: Bracket Padder

A simple package that provides smart whitespace padding and closing of bracket pairs: () [] {}. Even though prettier does it automatically, it also supports languages like python, go, etc. which prettier does not support.

Preview

A must-have to increase readability.

1: Toggle Case

This is one of the most useful extensions on the list. The thing it does might sound very basic, but combined with VS Code's awesome features, it could save a lot of time.

Demo

It becomes awesome when dealing with multi-cursor text, where it could convert case for multiple instances to ones, saving a lot of time. It also converts text like foo bar to paths like foo/bar. A must-have for every programmer.

Bonus! Hot dog stand

Get the joke?.

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OK, let's start the pitching.

Have you ever wanted to burn your eyeballs within seconds!? Well now, you can! With ho... Oh wait. No one in their healthy minds would want that!

Wrapping it up

Thanks for reading! If you are looking to take your VS Code experience to the next level, be sure to check out some of these extensions. Also, I'm going to post about a really cool project soon, so stay tuned.

You know the drill. If you found this post helpful, please share it with your friends and followers. And if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.

Until then, happy coding!

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