Atom Reviews

Better than Visual studio code in some aspects

Positive Review by Kagerjay
about Atom 4 days ago

I needed a live-server to debug javascript code and visualstudio codes was just a nightmare of problems getting a 3rd party extension to work.

Atom server's extension (atom-live-server) worked out of the box in 5 minutes


Too slow, moved to Visual Studio Code 2 Helpful

Negative Review by balupton
about Atom and Visual Studio Code Apr 2017

Replaced Sublime Text with Atom when Atom came out, however Atom is just so incredibly slow. I ended up replacing it with Visual Studio Code which is much much faster.


Better than Sublime Text

Positive Review by lbadst33l
about Atom Dec 2015

This is one of the best if not the best text editor out there.


  • Plugin system is amazing
  • Super easy system for themes
  • Plays well with just about any language
  • Constantly getting better with updates
  • Works with Github, because it's made by Github
  • Cross platform
  • Has a Vim Mode via plugin


  • Doesn't have a supported version for 32-bit Linux system officially
  • Chugs a little when using menus
  • Doesn't seem to make me toast, yet...

If you're looking for a free and opensource text editor that does all the things that Sublime Text does, use Atom. If you don't like it you can always do what they say and just "hack it". They made the whole thing to be changed to your preferences. Mine are pretty simple, but yours might not be. If your tastes are more complex, this editor will definitely satisfy.


Great text editor and getting better and more efficient every release

Positive Review by coryroberts
about Atom Apr 2015

It's unfair to negatively review new software without coming back and trying it again. Windows 8.1 64-bit and Atom is now using 27MB of RAM with 1 tab open. Startup speed on Windows isn't quite optimal yet, but it's listed as a priority now for the team.


It's Still the same .. 1 Helpful

Review by Muaad_E
about Atom Apr 2015

Hey there
I have been using for a few weeks now. Coming from Notepad++ which I used for years!
I must say I'm really impressed with the Interface and the feature set. And for a new project it's handling quite nicely and getting better as it progresses!
With a huge community support represented in Github, it should go the distance!

[Edited by MuaadE, July 14]_

Long way to go, no progress made ..

[Edited by MuaadE, July 14]_


Resource exhaustive 1 Helpful

Negative Review by rindeal
about Atom and Sublime Text Oct 2014

It spawns child process just like GChrome does and thus with only a single tab opened it occupies 220MB in private memory! And unlike SublimeText, which starts instantly, this takes a couple of seconds to make the first visual contact.

P.S. I'm using Windows 8.1