I really like Sublime Text.
When I was testing on my previous computer, I had the Package Control system setup. It’s like gems for Ruby or npm for Node. You can grab the Sublime Package Control written by Will Bond — it’s free and it’s easy to install.
The second thing I did was into install a beautiful theme. The default Sublime Text theme is fine but I’m just different that way. Phoenix Theme is a great choice. Installing that is relatively easy too, but there is some configuration required.
After installing my themes, I like to setup Sass and PHPDoc support. To do that, it’s a quick Searching the package repository for
Sass is easy enough. If you’re on a Mac or running Linux, you could use the SassBuild package, I suppose, but since I’m running on Windows, I use the plain Sass package. For
PHPDoc, there will probably be two packages with similar names and no clear difference — it saddens me but the newer one listed (updated last in 2012) didn’t work while the older one did (updated last in 2011), but it’s not a big deal.
This is as much as a reminder for me as it is to perpetuate Sublime and packages.