Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web developers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports a wide variety of programming and markup languages and has many features, e.g.
- Customizable code folding, auto indenting and completion
- Support for remote files operation over FTP, SFTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, etc.
- Site upload and download
- Powerful search and replace engine
- Customizable integration of external programs such as lint, make, etc
- Snippets plugin to automate often used code
- Code-aware in-line spell checking
- Zencoding or Emmet support
- Bookmarks panel
but is still lightweight and fast.
This package contains the plugins. You will need it for the HTML dialogs, snippets, charmaps etc. So it's basically necessary.