Android Studio is computer software developed by Google to help developers build Android apps. With the software, one can develop android apps for Android phones, tablets, Android Wear, Android TV. Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, and it is based on the IntelliJ IDEA. You develop Android Applications using Kotlin or Java as the Backend Language and XML for developing frontend UI.
In other words, a plug-in is a software component that adds a particular function to an existing computer program or software. With plug-ins, it enables and flexible and customization. Plugins are a great way to increase productivity and overall programming experience. Here is a list of the most important android studio plugins
Key Promoter X
Key Promoter X helps to get the necessary shortcuts when working on android projects. The Key Promoter X tool window gives a hit-list of the mouse actions that are utilized by the developers most and it quickly provides the shortcut that developers can use alternatively. Buttons having no shortcut, the Key Promoter X prompts with the opportunity to directly create one.
ButterKnifeZelezny is an android studio plug-in for creating ButterKnife injections from selected layout XML. It is a very simple plug-in for Android Studio/IDEA that supports one-click creation of Butterknife view injections. The main purpose is to make it easy for developers to quickly generate the code of the control binding view and enhance coding efficiency.
Json To Kotlin Class
JSON to kotlin Class is a plugin to create Kotlin data class from JSON string, a plugin that changes JSON string to Kotlin data class. With this, you can generate a Kotlin data class from the JSON string programmatically. Supporting (almost) all kinds of JSON libs’ annotation(Gson, Jackson, Fastjson, Moshi and LoganSquare, kotlinx.serialization(default custom value)). It is an excellent tool for Kotlin developers and it can convert a JSON string to Kotlin data class. The tool could not only understand the primitive types but also auto-create complex types.
Rainbow Brackets adds rainbow brackets and rainbows parentheses to the code. Color coding the brackets makes it simpler to obtain paired brackets so that the developers don’t get lost in a sea of identical brackets. This is a very helpful tool and saves the confusion of selecting which bracket needs to be closed. Each pair of brackets/parentheses has a different color. Pretty simple, but an excellent plugin.
Codeglance plugin illustrates a zoomed-out overview or minimap similar to the one found in Sublime into the editor pane. The minimap enables fast scrolling letting you jump straight to sections of code.
ADB Idea is a plugin for Android Studio and Intellij IDEA that speeds up the usual android development. It allows shortcuts for various emulator functionalities that are normally very time consuming, like resetting the app data, uninstalling the app, or initializing the debugger.