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Atom Alternatives for Chrome OS

There are many alternatives to Atom for Chrome OS and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Chrome OS alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Atom and 11 are available for Chrome OS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Chrome OS alternatives to Atom are gedit, Caret, GNOME Builder and Text.

Atom alternatives are mainly Text Editors but 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.
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  1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.

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    Much faster, highly active development phase, more and more add-ons are added to the marketplace, open source, and cross-platform.

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    Seems faster than Atom, less resource-hungry. Also using it as the default text editor on macOS.

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    Ugotsta

    VS Code has arguably better defaults than Atom especially with the pre-configured minimap. Atom's themes use HTML/CSS so visuals are fully configurable but that also makes it a bit slower with drawing operations whereas VS Code draws everything fast, very noticeable with the minimap which reacts practically instantly to changes. VS Code also loads faster and just feels faster in general. Otherwise, both editors offer a massive list of great features and droves of extensions.

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    someonelast

    Makes everything easier, faster.

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    dantex47

    Much much faster, much better IntelliSense/context-aware suggestions. Even supports debugging.

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    hum4n01d

    Faster, still customizable, more basic things such as terminal built in

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    archmaster

    It has a great user interface and it is also built with Electron.

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    gedit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris

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

    The Default look under GNOME with Adwaita
    Most users think gedit is a great alternative to Atom.


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    Caret

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Caret is a lightweight-but-powerful programmer's editor running as a Chrome Packaged App. Inspired by Sublime and built on top of the Ace editing component, it offers:

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    Easy to use. Lots of useful features. Light and fast

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  4. Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before.

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    sw1ayfe

    Does not rely on Electron. Loads of plugins and tweaks make this a great IDE. Simple design as you'd expect from a Gnome app, but don't let that disract you from how powerful it is.

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    Text

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Text.app is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax highlighting, and saves to Google Drive on Chrome OS.

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    Zed Code Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has all the code editor features you'd expect and more:

    Discontinued

    Latest commit 661ba3a on May 11, 2015. See https://github.com/zedapp/zed

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    TabNote-

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome

    TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 珞

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    codebox.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Powerful, Collaborative Online/Offline web IDE.

    Discontinued

    Seems dead, upgrades are disabled and no updates for some time.

    Warning

    Site is potentially unsafe per Google Chrome.

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    TabNote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Use your Browser as your Notepad, take notes while you browse.

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    Keypress Editor

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    A new code editor for Chrome and ChromeOS.

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