Atom 1.0 Text Editor for coders by GitHub is out

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  1. RossN
    June 26, 2015

    Notepad2 is small, fast, has most of the features that I need, such as line numbers, sorting of selected blocks.
    (I don’t use it for programming, although it does have optional syntax colouring profiles).

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  2. Inderjeet
    June 26, 2015

    I also prefer Notepad ++ instead of this.

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    • Daniel
      June 27, 2015

      why?

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  3. Nebulus
    June 26, 2015

    I use Code::Blocks for programming and Notepad++ as a general editor.

    Later edit: I didn’t know about Sublime Text, so I checked their site out now. 70$ for a text editor? Give me a break!

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    • point
      June 26, 2015

      You can test it for free indefinitely with no restrictions, if you put up with the occasional nag screen once in every dozen-ish saves.

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    • Daniel
      June 27, 2015

      plus, Sublime text is shit. The author don’t update it for a long time! (the last stable release is from 8 July 2013!!). There’s a lot of annoying bugs there and so.
      I don’t recommend to anyone.

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      • Nilpohc
        June 29, 2015

        That’s your opinion. I have been using Sublime Text 3 – nightly build, which BTW was updated 4 June 2015 – for a long time (after PSPad which is awesome too) and I’m quite satisfied with it. No bugs from my sight, it’s fast and it’s really good for programming. However, the extensions don’t always work as well as expected so you don’t have to depend on that.

        Let’s get back to Atom ;-) I like it, even though I found it a bit difficult to use at first (but it gets better). I see it more as a competitor to Brackets.

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  4. webfork
    June 26, 2015

    Notepad++ has been *extremely* stable (I don’t know if it’s ever crashed on me) and, while not as elegant as Notepad2, it’s has a nice balance of flexibility, features, and speed. Unlike Atom, Notepad++ is not cross-platform but it is portable (as in running from a USB drive) and I prefer the share-and-share-alike GPL license to the do-whatever-you-want-but-give-us-credit MIT license that Atom carries.

    Still, I’m increasingly working in a Mac environment so I’ll definitely check out Atom.

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  5. Chris Granger
    June 26, 2015

    I used Notepad2 for years but I’ve recently switched to Sublime Text.

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    • Daniel
      June 27, 2015

      I recommend taking a look at atom. Much better than Sublime Text.
      Plus, it’s open source and it’s updated regularly.

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  6. Daniel
    June 27, 2015

    Best editor ever. I’m using it for a long time.

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  7. Karl Gephart
    June 27, 2015

    It seems Sublime’s devs are slowing down. Plus, I get sick of their nag alerts. I may have to give Atom a try.

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  8. David Winter
    June 27, 2015

    I tried Atom, its slow and sluggish when opening on my Win 8.1 machine. Why does it take 3 seconds to load? I assume you pay for the multiplatform functionality with a huge performance hit. Back to notepad++.

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  9. Ken Saunders
    June 27, 2015

    Notepad++

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  10. Sven
    June 27, 2015

    I like Atom but for my use it is overdone, most of the time I use Mousepad (default of the Xfce desktop) or Nano, for editing small scripts and config files, they can do what is needed. For larger projects I use Geany (or gEdit on another computer). There might be more powerful ones but I usually just do a bit of scripting (Perl, Bash, etc.) and a bit of markup (usually CSS and HTML) on a weekly to monthly basis rather than a daily one, so learning the more powerful editors (and memorizing everything) takes more time than working around missing features in the editors I use.

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  11. stax76
    June 28, 2015

    One issue with atom and atom based editors is drag and drop to move text never worked.

    I’ve also moved from notepad++ to sublime text but have both installed.

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  12. JamesP
    June 29, 2015

    for web: PHPStorm + Brackets

    for all other text editing: Notepad++ (updated often, has useful plugins, excellent search and replace, fast, small footprint)

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  13. wle
    July 1, 2015

    I use MultiEdit, and have for years. It’s stable and offers all the features I need.

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  14. Olia
    September 25, 2015

    I used Sublime Text for years, but moved to Atom because the guy behind Sublime decides to take five month vacations every six month, leaving the community puzzled and left behind.

    The 1.0+ release of Atom is more than fast enough for me, and the rate of development is staggering.

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