Use your text editor to write in your browser. Everything you type in the editor will be instantly updated in the browser (and vice versa).

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What is GhostText?

"GhostText" is a Firefox add-on providing a bridge between your favourite text editor and your browser. It instantly syncs whatever you type in the text editor to the browser and vice versa. Supported editors include Sublime Text, VS Code, Atom, Emacs, Vim, Neovim and ACME Editor. More info and contributions at and respectively.

Stats date:
Users: 873 ▼ -9
Rating: 4.77 (30)
Version: 23.5.16 (Last updated: 2023-05-16)
Creation date: 2016-12-27
Weekly download count: 19
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • http://localhost/
  • storage
Size: 87.61K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

GhostText (v23.5.16)
4.84 (137) 6,839
Not available on Edge

Whenever you’re writing more than a little snippet of code anywhere on the web, activate GhostText to open your preferred text editor and enjoy your own development environment.

GhostText is a browser extension that connects to your editor via its own extension. Install both extensions and, if necessary, start the GhostText server in the editor’s extension.

Supported editors:

  • Sublime Text
  • VS Code
  • Atom
  • Emacs
  • Vim
  • Neovim
  • ACME Editor
You can find more information on or contribute on
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Facilitates easy and smooth coding in text fields
  • Supports a variety of text editors
  • Real-time sync between text areas and editors
  • Useful for typing long texts on websites
  • Automatically triggers when focusing on a text input
  • Doesn't support Tampermonkey
  • Some users experienced problems where the add-on doesn't easily disconnect from the editor
  • Occasionally spawns two editor frames
  • Doesn't have a trigger hotkey
  • Setup might be a bit complicated
Most mentioned
  • Improves workflows
  • Real-time text sync
  • Compatibility with various text editors
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Risk impact

GhostText may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

GhostText is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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