Atom Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Atom for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Atom are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source), Geany (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. A simple programmer's editor with a tightly-integrated console. It's excellent for rapidly prototyping code with its super fast edit-run-edit -run-save workflow, and its Cocoa integration gives it a real edge over the command line.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X. MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other features such as: * bindings to standard OS X keyboard shortcuts (?Z, ?V, ?A, ?G, etc.


    2. 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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    3. Wing is a highly customizable Python IDE that uses both static and runtime code analysis to provide auto-completion, call tips, code documentation, goto-definition, find uses, refactoring, and many other features.
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    4. JetBrains RubyMine — Ruby and Rails IDE built on years proven IntelliJ platform.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      A lightweight yet powerful IDE/code editor that comes in both Web and desktop editions, the latter written with PHP and including choices for several platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac).
    5. JOE is a full featured terminal-based screen editor which is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). JOE has been around since 1988 and comes standard with many Linux distributions.
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    6. About Atheos 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      EncryptPad is an application for viewing and editing symmetrically encrypted text. Using a simple and convenient graphical and command line interface.
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      • Mac
      The beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.
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