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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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      NINJA-IDE (from the recursive acronym: "Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE"), is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE).
    1. Code (formerly known as Scratch) is an advanced text editor built for and bundled with elementary OS.


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      TEXTREME is a lively, animated text editor with the feel of a retro videogame complete with sounds and game-like visual effects. The screen shakes as you type while particle effects decorate new characters.
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      React Studio lets you create components either visually or in code, then use them interchangeably in your designs.
    2. Atheos is a web-based IDE framework with a small footprint and minimal requirements, built on top of Codiad by FluidByte and the Codiad Team.


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      Leo is an open source text editor/outliner that features clones (virtual copies of outline nodes) as its central tool of organization, navigation, customization and scripting.
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    3. Simple cross-platform text editor based on Qt and Scintilla.
    4. JetBrains RubyMine — Ruby and Rails IDE built on years proven IntelliJ platform.
    5. Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop Markdown editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts.

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      According to the project's GitHub README.md, Markdown Edit is no longer maintained, and the author recommends Visual Studio Code.
      https://github.com/mike-ward/Markdown-Edit/

    6. Doom is a configuration framework for GNU Emacs tailored for Emacs bankruptcy veterans who want less framework in their frameworks and the performance of a hand rolled config (or better).
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