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Nick Bull
Nick Bull

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5 Useful VSCode Extensions You Don't Know About

I've been using VSCode for 4 years from its beta and installed over 50+ extensions.

Here is the list of my 5 useful extensions you need to know about.

5. Todo Tree

Todo Tree is a simple extension that searches a workspace for comment tags like TODO and FIXME, and displays them in a tree view in the explorer pane.

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4. Placeholder Images

This extension generates and inserts placeholder images into HTML.

Useful on the prototype phase.

You can use Unsplash,, and LoremFlickr with it.

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3. Better Comments

The Better Comments extension creates human-friendly comments in your code.

This extension categorizes your annotations into:

  • Alerts
  • Queries
  • TODOs
  • Highlights

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2. Faker

A simple extension to generate fake data.

Very useful on early-stage development.

You can generate:

  • address
  • commerce
  • company
  • database
  • date
  • and many more…

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1. Code Time

It's an open-source plugin for automatic programming metrics and time tracking.

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You can:

  • Track your progress during the day
  • Check out the coding activity
  • Generate code time summary
  • Generate data visualizations

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In the end…

I hope you'll find these extensions useful for yourself!

That's all. Thanks!

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Top comments (2)

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Nick Mudge

Do you know you spelled "No" wrong?

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Nick Bull

Fixed, thanks!