There are many IT development tools are available in the market today. For every developer in the world, the most important thing for their work is a text editor that best fits their needs. There are many text editors come and go without being able to grab the attention of developers. The only useful tool which was used by many developers around the world was Notepad++. It offered lots of coding features and yet it was free. As time passed, more and more developers leaned towards Sublime text editor. After the successful release of Sublime text editor, another text editor Atom was launched which grabbed the attention of developers at once.
The ideal way to find out which text editor is best for you is to evaluate their features with one another. Here we are going to compare both the mainstream text editors so that you can decide which best fits your needs.
Atom text editor was launched two years ago by Github. Atom is modern yet hackable text editor. This is an effective tool to do anything in a customized mode without touching the config file. Atom is free of cost and open source text editing service which can easily be installed on Windows, OS X and on Linux devices. There are many attracting features of Atom such as:
- Free of cost
- 6,452 themes and packages to choose from
- Suggestions mode (Autocomplete and intellectual suggestions)
- Git integration (as it is developed by GitHub)
- Tree view and settings view (drag/drop file folder support)
- Capable of configuring using JSON file
- Ability to add additional features
- Overall it looks nice
User ratings of Atom are 7.8/10. Overall, the atom is a great tool for those who are looking to customize a tool which can work easily for them. Although it has some performance issues still it is a best text editor especially for newcomers in programming and coding field.
It’s been 8 years that sublime text editor is helping developers all around the world. It has nearly 10.86 Million users till now. One of the most compelling features of sublime is that it is very friendly to use if you are an amateur in programming and coding. Unlike atom, a sublime text editor is not free and cost you $70. It’s just one time charges and you can use it forever. It works on OSX, Windows, and Linux. According to a survey in 2016, sublime is 3rd most popular text editor among developers. The main key features of a sublime text editor are:
- Works faster (unlike Atom which does have some performance issues)
- Numerous themes and packages to choose from
- Command palette
- Reliable and dependable
- Instant project switch option
- Sublime linter
- Sidebar enhancement feature
Overall, sublime is a fast and reliable text editor. Overall review is 8.2. Both atom and sublime are good text editors but if currently, you are using sublime, we would not recommend you to use the atom as there is no such feature which is not available in sublime and yet it is more reliable and fast.