There are many Code Editors available on the internet used by Software Developers. Some popular ones include Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Notepad++, and Brackets. Obviously there are many more but these are the ones I have personally used before. A lot of choices exist when it comes to choosing the right Code Editor and it depends on what kind of feature you require from your Code Editor. Some code editors like the Sublime Text 3 are very fast even with thousands of lines of code, others are sluggish when you have that number of lines of code.
Why Sublime Text 3 Code Editor?
Sublime Text 3 is by far the best Code Editor I have used simply because it is fast and easy to use and comes with lots of features. Many people choose Sublime Text as their favorite text editor because it is very user friendly. It has everything you need, which includes syntax highlighting, auto-completion, spell checker, multiple selections, split editing support, code folding, all in one editor.
Sublime Text also supports many additional software packages that the developer can download to make their coding lives easier. If you are familiar with the Notepad++ theme, there is a similar theme available for you to download for use in Sublime Text 3. Some developers feel comfortable coding in dark themes, for this reason, fans of Brackets editor can get the same theme as the Monokai Soda theme in Sublime Text as well.
Steps to activate Sublime Text 3
With all the wonderful features available, it is no surprise that the Sublime Text Code Editor does not come free. In fact, it costs $80 for the full version of the code editor. You can, however, use the evaluation version for a period of time, but you will be required to purchase a license key if you want to enjoy all the cool features.
There is also an option to activate your evaluation version with a shared License key, however, when that license key has been used many times, it becomes invalid and deactivated on the Sublime Text servers. After the license key is deactivated on the servers, your activated Sublime Text Code Editor becomes deactivated and you will be required to buy the license key if you want to continue to use the software.
But here is the trick, after you have activated your version of Sublime Text with the available license key, you need to block it from accessing the internet. In this way when the license key is deactivated on the servers, your version will not have access to the internet to crosscheck your license key. You can use any antivirus Firewall which allows you to block specific software from accessing the internet. I will recommend Bullguard Antivirus. Bullguard Premium Protection comes with a Firewall as well as an Antivirus, and that Firewall is what you will need to block your Sublime Text from accessing the internet. Note that if you fail to block the software from accessing the internet, the activation will be unsuccessful after you restart the software.
How to Register Sublime Text 3:
- Click on Help > Enter License.
- In the License window, copy and paste one of the keys below (Check the version you have),
- Click on use License
Free Sublime Text License Keys
Below are some License keys you can use to activate Sublime Text 3. Check the version (Build number) against the version you have.
Let me know in the comment section if any of these worked for you, or if you have a better working license key, you want to share, please go ahead
Sublime Text 3 Build 3207 & Build 3211
----- BEGIN LICENSE ----- Member J2TeaM Single User License EA7E-1011316 D7DA350E 1B8B0760 972F8B60 F3E64036 B9B4E234 F356F38F 0AD1E3B7 0E9C5FAD FA0A2ABE 25F65BD8 D51458E5 3923CE80 87428428 79079A01 AA69F319 A1AF29A4 A684C2DC 0B1583D4 19CBD290 217618CD 5653E0A0 BACE3948 BB2EE45E 422D2C87 DD9AF44B 99C49590 D2DBDEE1 75860FD2 8C8BB2AD B2ECE5A4 EFC08AF2 25A9B864 ------ END LICENSE ------
Key 2 – Build 3176
----- BEGIN LICENSE ----- sgbteam Single User License EA7E-1153259 8891CBB9 F1513E4F 1A3405C1 A865D53F 115F202E 7B91AB2D 0D2A40ED 352B269B 76E84F0B CD69BFC7 59F2DFEF E267328F 215652A3 E88F9D8F 4C38E3BA 5B2DAAE4 969624E7 DC9CD4D5 717FB40C 1B9738CF 20B3C4F1 E917B5B3 87C38D9C ACCE7DD8 5F7EF854 86B9743C FADC04AA FB0DA5C0 F913BE58 42FEA319 F954EFDD AE881E0B ------ END LICENSE ------
Key 3 – Build 3141
—– BEGIN LICENSE —– TwitterInc 200 User License EA7E-890007 1D77F72E 390CDD93 4DCBA022 FAF60790 61AA12C0 A37081C5 D0316412 4584D136 94D7F7D4 95BC8C1C 527DA828 560BB037 D1EDDD8C AE7B379F 50C9D69D B35179EF 2FE898C4 8E4277A8 555CE714 E1FB0E43 D5D52613 C3D12E98 BC49967F 7652EED2 9D2D2E61 67610860 6D338B72 5CF95C69 E36B85CC 84991F19 7575D828 470A92AB —— END LICENSE ——
Key 4 – Build 390x +
—– BEGIN LICENSE —– MinBan Single User License EA7E-806395 318133A3 8F202A61 B0DBB8EB 21E17D2E 97D540E6 34079344 54620650 71E47589 9EF87857 345F5042 0D728DD1 8D8C979D 6A4F4DD2 67BB0345 746CA297 515BDA91 6CEAB381 4DB56700 D77DCD14 977BD326 1AC309ED 0EB414B8 4730DA10 99DBD291 FC88E0EF DCC7E3A9 56E4FFED 7629746B E529AECA 92A96B60 72AE8928 8A240AAC —— END LICENSE ——
Key 5 – Build 3126
—– BEGIN LICENSE —– riku Single User License EA7E-806996 60C55C64D0195F15A118D93ECE0849B3 30C432F529F7BFAAF6568C6BFDDA1868 D6DF14D0464281D64A7E2EBB32558D84 148EF8041694AC00B9FA17D6119A6286 611D11E26BB48DCF19F76CB1CC7B995E F41F7BFAB3348963FF69F163A70ABBEA 2526B73B523AA28BF66AFEF3ED3D1D21 BC6CB3B5B6D183FF5C755DE7007C6C41 —— END LICENSE ——
Key 6 – Build 3114
—– BEGIN LICENSE —– Michael Barnes Single User License EA7E-821385 8A353C41 872A0D5C DF9B2950 AFF6F667 C458EA6D 8EA3C286 98D1D650 131A97AB AA919AEC EF20E143 B361B1E7 4C8B7F04 B085E65E 2F5F5360 8489D422 FB8FC1AA 93F6323C FD7F7544 3F39C318 D95E6480 FCCC7561 8A4A1741 68FA4223 ADCEDE07 200C25BE DBBC4855 C4CFB774 C5EC138C 0FEC1CEF D9DCECEC D3A5DAD1 01316C36 —— END LICENSE ——
Sublime Text 3 Download
If none of the license keys work for the newer version of the software, you can download an older version below.