Alternatives to Atom for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad++ icon


    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Open Source Windows

  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Vim icon


    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris ... Xfce

  • gedit icon


    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

  • Brackets icon


    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Geany icon


    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • GNU Emacs icon

    GNU Emacs

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience –...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • GNU nano icon

    GNU nano

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • Aptana Studio icon

    Aptana Studio Discontinued

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • PhpStorm icon


    Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Komodo Edit icon

    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Notepad2 icon

    Notepad2 Discontinued

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full...

    Open Source Windows

  • TextMate icon


    TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even...

    Commercial Mac

  • Kate icon


    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with...

    Open Source Windows Linux KDE

  • PyCharm Community Edition icon

    PyCharm Community Edition

    Python IDE with refactoring, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, graphical debugger, and coding productivity orientation. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • PSPad icon


    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax...

    Free Windows

  • Coda icon


    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • WebStorm icon


    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • SciTE icon


    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

  • Bluefish Editor icon

    Bluefish Editor

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TextWrangler icon


    TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool. At its most basic, a text...

    Free Mac

  • PyCharm icon


    Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • UltraEdit icon


    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • jEdit icon


    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Qt Creator icon

    Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Leafpad icon


    Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Light Table icon

    Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Notepad2-mod icon


    A modified version (fork) of Notepad2 based on Kai Liu's and other people's patches.

    Open Source Windows

  • Ideone icon

    Ideone is a... pastebin. But a pastebin like no other on the Internet. More accurate expression would be "online mini IDE...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Lime Text icon

    Lime Text

    Experimental Sublime Text clone. The Backend is written in go. If you are fluent in go, go ahead fork the projekt. This project is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ReText icon


    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Koding icon


    Koding is a developer community and cloud development environment where developers come together and code in the browser – with a real...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Komodo IDE icon

    Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Codeanywhere icon


    Codeanywhere is a code editor in a browser with a powerful ftp client integrated, and all popular web formats are supported (HTML...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

Atom Comments

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Comment by 11009723
about Atom Jul 2016

I use Atom for every text / code editing , and I really like it


Not good editor -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Stonelabs
about Atom and Sublime Text Nov 2014

Atom editor is a copy of sublime text, we know this, but this editor isn't good editor.
A big problem of this editor is that not have a intellisense autocompletion of your code.
Impossible to have an autocomplete of your php class and other.
Not good.
I stay on sublime text he is better than of atom, no doubt.

[Edited by Stonelabs, November 29]


Open source, as of 06 May 2014

Comment by tabakis
about Atom May 2014