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).
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 https://ghosttext.fregante.com/ and https://github.com/fregante/GhostText respectively.
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.
- Sublime Text
- VS Code
- ACME Editor
User reviews summary
- 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
- Improves workflows
- Real-time text sync
- Compatibility with various text editors
GhostText may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.
GhostText is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.