Atom Alternatives for Linux

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Alternatives to Atom for Linux with any license

  • Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

    • SublimeText is by far my most favorite editor in my 32 years of computing as it has multitude of features found no where else and is extendable with packages. Vertical Selection and Multi-caret editing is two of my most used features. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sublime text is powerful such as adding "anaconda" package makes it a full functional IDE, also it supports lots of important languages like java, javascript, C#, ruby, perl to name a few. The only draw back about it is it's not free but work to buy. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is very similar and easy to understand and use, this program is probably one of the best alternatives to Atom if you are using it for simple text editing and you are not very interested in modifying the program itself, even though both programs are really great, I prefer to use Atom when I'm on linux and Sublime Text when I'm on Windows. IvannJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Because Sublime it's almost the same but paid. It only have minor differences on the packages you can install (some are better in Sublime, some are better in Atom). Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Visual Studio Code

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.

    • Seems faster than Atom, less resource-hungry. Also using it as the default text editor on macOS. Guest • Jun 2017 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much faster, highly active development phase, more and more add-ons are added to the marketplace, open source, and cross-platform. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much much faster, much better IntelliSense/context-aware suggestions. Even supports debugging. dantex47Sep 2017 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Faster, still customizable, more basic things such as terminal built in hum4n01dJun 2017 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has a great user interface and it is also built with Electron. archmasterApr 2017 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Telementry, key bindings, resources usage. Guest • Dec 2016 • 6 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Mac

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  • Vim

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. Vim offers several “modes” for editing with efficiency. This makes vim a non-user-friendly application but it is also a strength. The normal mode binds alphanumeric keys to task-oriented commands. The visual mode highlights text. The command-line mode offers more tools (for search&replace, defining functions, etc.

    • Vim offers unlimited customization and consumes very less memory, it supports execution of commands from vim itself and with the right plugins works almost like an ide Guest • May 2017 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While Vim is powerful, it’s not an easy replacement for a GUI-based text editor. Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vim is a command-line tool, which differs a lot from a GUI app like Atom, Notepad++ or Sublime Text. Guest • Mar 2017 • 9 agrees and 25 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris

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  • Brackets

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers. Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor.

    • It's fine for a dedicated code editor, but it's not very functional as a text editor. Guest • Nov 2016 • 10 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Geany

    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce

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  • GNU nano

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

    • nano is a great editor when you are in CLI, however, of course, it does not use GUI or has GUI. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Easiest CLI-based text editor for newbies sondrakMar 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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  • GNU Emacs

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include: * Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML. * Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.

    • Its more than just a text editor, its an list interpreter and an shell. Good for computer setups without mouse cycroenerugiMay 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • PyCharm

    Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging. There is also an open source version, PyCharm Community Edition, which has some limitations: it does not support database/SQL, UML diagrams, code coverage, CSS and JavaScript.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Kate

    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with plugins. Features a MDI interface. Kate is a multi document editor, based on a rewritten version of the kwrite editing widget of KDE, offering all the features of that plus a bunch of its own. Kate has been been moved to the kdesdk package in KDE4, and is a built-in part of your favorite desktop since release 2.2.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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  • Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother Komodo IDE) a try: it'll be worth your while. Windows, Mac, Linux? Yes. PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, XML, HTML5, CSS 3? Yes, with (customizable) syntax coloring, folding, background syntax checking, and excellent auto-complete and calltips (we call it "code intelligence").

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer. The editor's features include syntax highlighting and autocompletion, but purposely not tabs (although plug-ins are available). Qt Creator uses the C++ compiler from the GNU Compiler Collection on Linux and FreeBSD.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Aptana Studio

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Aptana is still in development on GitHub but latest version, 3.6.1, was released in October 2014. It lacks Java 8/9 features, as well as newer Javascript and HTML 5 features.
  • Bluefish Editor

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • UltraEdit

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Neovim

    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source. Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Light Table

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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    • Discontinued Appears to be abandoned. Last release was Jan 2016
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  • ghostwriter

    ghostwriter is a Windows and Linux text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format created by John Gruber. ghostwriter provides a relaxing, distraction-free writing environment, whether your masterpiece be that next blog post, your school paper, or your NaNoWriMo novel.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • SciTE

    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations - I use it for building test and demonstration programs as well as SciTE and Scintilla, themselves. SciTE is currently available for Intel Win32 and Linux compatible operating systems with GTK+. It has been run on Windows XP and on Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Leafpad

    Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor. Features: Codeset option (Some OpenI18N registered) Auto codeset detection (UTF-8 and some codesets) Unlimitted Undo/Redo Auto/Multi-line Indent Display line numbers Drag and Drop Printing

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD Cygwin MacPorts

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  • Lime Text

    Experimental Sublime Text clone. The Backend is written in Go (Programming Language). If you are fluent in go, go ahead fork the projekt. This project is at an early stage. It is a chance and a challenge. We hope you are up to it. The Frontend is written in what ever you want. At the moment there are termbox,qt and HTML/javascript implementations. Dart and skia are in discussion. If one of those Languages is your strong suit feel free to push the task forward.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Go (Programming Language)

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  • jEdit

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ReText

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially supported).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies. Komodo's award-winning feature set includes standard editor functionality like code formatting, commenting, auto-indent and syntax coloring, plus intelligent tools for debugging, regular expressions, team development and customization. Specific feature focus is provided for the dynamic languages (Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Javascript, etc.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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