My Top 10 Visual Studio Code Extensions for Python in 2020

Ahmed Nafies
4 min readMar 5, 2020


This is my top 10 list of visual studio code extensions in 2020 for python.

4. Indent-Rainbow

by oderwa

This extension adds colors to the indentation in front of the text alternating four different colors on each step.

5. Bracket Pair Colorizer

by CoenraadS

This extension allows matching brackets to be identified with colors.

6. Python Snippets

by Ferhat Yalçın

7. Python Test Explorer for Visual Studio Code

by Little Fox Team

Extension allows you to run your python tests in the sidebar of Visual Studio Code

8. Better Comments

by Aaron Bond

Extension will make you able to categorise your annotations into:

  • Alerts
  • Queries
  • TODOs
  • Highlights
  • Commented out code can also be styled to make it clear the code shouldn’t be there
  • Any other comment styles you’d like can be specified in the settings

9. autoDocstring

by Nils Werner

Extension will help you quickly generate docstrings for python functions.

10. Python Indent

by Kevin Rose


This is the my top extensions for python that I am using in 2020, there are of-course more extensions that I am using (Django-snippets, Flask-snippets) but I wanted to focus on the extensions that I am using for python only. If you have an extension which is not included in this list, please share it in the comments. Happy Coding!