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    Atom Alternatives

    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. Onivim 2 is a retro-futuristic modal editor - the next iteration of the Onivim project - combining Vim-style modal editing with the aesthetics and language features of modern editors.
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      nosheep Great editor which modernize definitely Vim!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    2. Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones.

    3. Codiad is an open source, web-based, cloud IDE and code editor with minimal footprint and...


      "Given its age and number of viable alternatives now available, Codiad is no longer under active maintenance by core contributors."

    4. Left is a distractionless writing tool with auto-complete, a synonyms dictionary, writing statistics, markup-based navigation and a speed-reader.
    5. TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 and 2008.

    6. Caret is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It stands out with its clean interface, productivity features and obsessive attention to detail.
    7. Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers.
    8. Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS.
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      mattheworiger Easy to use. Lots of useful features. Light and fast
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      A Clever IDE to Go.
    9. Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies.
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