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Sublime Text Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Sublime Text for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Visual Studio Code or Vim. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Sublime Text and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Sublime Text are VSCodium, Geany, Kate and gedit.

Sublime Text 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 Sublime Text.
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  1. Atom is an 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.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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    Most users think Atom is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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    Similar interface and functionality of a code editor, but Atom uses a lot of resources being that it is written in JavaScript.

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    WestFlame

    It seems that Atom is better supported by developers and community. It receives updates faster.

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    Really slow editor, flashy but not an alternative to Sublime which focuses on speed and versatility. It has many plugins like sublime though.

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    I dont like Atom as alternative of sublime text because it is much bigger then a sublime (about 200 mb against about 30mb) so it is bloatware.

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    Bad editor, electron is horrible framework, bugs, etc.

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    Kovah

    While Sublime is more like an editor, Atom is more like an IDE. A slow and bulky IDE.

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    Slow loading, slow autocomplete, bad php support.

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  2. Visual Studio Code is a free, lightweight, and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.

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    Almost everyone thinks Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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    Open source, lots of out of the box features and also extensions.

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    kholdstayr

    This is my favorite code editor. It is open source and portable, you can get a portable version that will fit onto a flash drive if you want. It is just as configurable as Sublime Text and has a large community producing great plugins. it has GIT support built in and excellent support for Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Python, and others of course. It has an integrated debugging system.

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    As an Atom fork it has the same problems like Atom being more an IDE than an editor and the usage of the Electron Framework results in extremely more RAM usage (more than factor 10), CPU usage, loading time and disk usage.

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    xu3e

    It is not really lightweight. It uses Electron which eats RAM and CPU!

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    Have been using VSC for many years, so far so good! Its free

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    castironpancake

    They both are very good, but I enjoy the UI of Visual Studio Code better

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    dmitch

    Built by some of the best in the industry!

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  3. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

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    Most users think Vim is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    terminal-based, open-source, very fast, extensible, text editor and by that I mean it is not intended as an IDE while other recommendations mostly are, can confuse new users, but overall it is very awesome if you can get used to it.

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    RonBowman

    Much more options than any other editor. While this is great for the experienced user, novice users could easily get confused.

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  4. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

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    Having used MS VSCode for a while, its refreshing to have a version that is TRULY open source. And if you've used MS's VSCode, than using this won't alter your workforce at ALL.

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    Clear user interface and many helpful functions. Just like VSCode, but without unwanted code. The best editor for developers,

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  5. 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Geany is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    its support many programming language and so easy to compile,build,and run..!

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    LucasVieites

    For users who come from a Linux environment this is a perfect editor to keep using on MacOS X

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  6. The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.

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    Almost everyone thinks Kate is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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    Kate is among the best text editors, especially when working on multiple documents simultaneously.

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    gedit

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    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.

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    Most users think gedit is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    Pales in comparison feature-wise and performance-wise.

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  8. 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:

    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
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    Almost everyone thinks GNU Emacs is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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    More powerful and extensible plugins.

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    GNU nano

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    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.

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    Some users think GNU nano is a great alternative to Sublime Text, some don't.

    Functionally-wise, Nano would be GNU counterpart of notepad.exe, nowhere near functionality of Sublime Text.

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    vfrico

    It is command line based, and does not have any kind of plugins or themes.

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    It's barely replacement of MS-DOS Wordstar from 80's...

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  10. Neovim is Vim out of the box.

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    Most users think Neovim is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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