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Atom

Extensible, cross-platform text editor with a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Chrome OS
  • BSD
  • Electron / Atom Shell
Avg rating of 3.6 (42)| 50 comments
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Atom Features

  1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAtom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  2.  Git SupportAtom supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
  3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Atom.
  4.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
  5.  Syntax HighlightingAtom supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
  6.  Dark ModeAtom supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  7.  Distraction-freeAtom has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
  8.  AutocompletionAtom can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
  9.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Atom simultaneously.

Atom information

  • Developed byGithub
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free Personal product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.6 (42 ratings)
  • Alternatives193 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 50 comments and reviews about Atom, and it has gotten 1088 likes

Atom was added to AlternativeTo by tabakis on and this page was last updated . Atom is sometimes referred to as Atom Editor.

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undeniably_lizard
  
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I loved it, but Microsoft had to (of course) kill it. VS Code is not nearly as good as Atom. I will continue using it until it dies.

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1104288643
  
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IS REALLY convenient

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renanlazarotto
  
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Needs a lot of space and system resources to do something way slower than others that I've tested.

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1104288643
  
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Sometimes it gets stuck

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schackb
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Unfortunately, according to AlternativeTo, "Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022," [0]. Can anyone recommend a similar editor?

[0] https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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Bobby_Reggine
  
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Atom is very similar to Notepad++. However, it brings more unnecessary features (thanks to electron), hogs a shit ton of your RAM for no reason, uses too much of your CPU, and uses a lot of storage. It's basically a text editor that tries so hard to be an IDE, but it fails so hard that it's laughable.

Also: To any app developers out there, please stop using electron. It's like a cancer that keeps on thriving everywhere, thanks to too many simple-minded developers.

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AlphaRomeo
  
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One among best Code editors

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