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    Atom is described as 'open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node' and is a leading Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Atom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Atom are Notepad++, Sublime Text, Vim and VSCodium.

    Atom is mainly a Text Editor but alternatives to it may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Atom.
    This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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    1. EmEditor is a fast Unicode 64bit text editor for Windows 10/7/Vista/XP/2000 supporting extremely large files (up to 248 GB), binary files, comparison, multiline editing, easy numbering, scriptable macros, CSV files, script keyword highlighting and much more.
    2. Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment.


    3. Graviton Code Editor is a minimalist, cross-platform editor focused on speed, customization and productivity.
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      Maxitruc Graviton is very lightweight compared to Atom and it does not send any data to any server. Its plugin system is still young but it's almost at the level of Atom's.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      The repository "Code - OSS" (also known as vscode) is where Microsoft develops the Visual Studio Code product together with the community. This source code is available to everyone under the standard MIT license.
    4. Xed is a text editor which supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors.


    5. Spacemacs is an beautiful Emacs distribution designed for both GNU Emacs and Vim users.
    6. TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool.

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      The developers announced that development of TextWrangler has stopped, in favor of concentrating their efforts on the development of BBEdit.

      Quoted from the TextWrangler webpage, "We are sunsetting TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead."

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      Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work.
    7. Lite XL is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast, implemented as simply as possible; easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either.
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      wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit .
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