Synchi is a great plugin which can really enhance the default source code editor that comes packed with WordPress, adding numerous features usually found in desktop IDEs.
Under the hood, Synchi simply implements the renown CodeMirror web-based source editor inside the WordPress platform, allowing developers that tinker with WP’s core a more pleasurable and efficient environment.
To be more concise, Synchi transforms the plugin and theme source file editor, and is also integrated with the default page/post WYSIWYG editor’s HTML view mode.
It adds line numbers, syntax highlighting, a tabbed interface, line wrapping, highlighting matching brackets, and the possibility to search and replace content on the go.
For now, Synchi has about 700 downloads in total, including downloads from WordPress plugin repository, Softpedia and other directories like phpkoed and the website you are browsing right now. Soon, the number will be 1000 and that will most certanly mean that I’ve achieved my minimum goal with my first WP plugin.