Atom vs CotEditor

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Atom vs CotEditor: What are the differences?

Atom: A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it; CotEditor: Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X. CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

Atom and CotEditor can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Some of the features offered by Atom are:

  • Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies
  • Node.js integration
  • Modular Design- composed of over 50 open-source packages that integrate around a minimal core

On the other hand, CotEditor provides the following key features:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

"Free" is the top reason why over 514 developers like Atom, while over 2 developers mention "Excellent support for Japanese encoding" as the leading cause for choosing CotEditor.

Atom and CotEditor are both open source tools. Atom with 49.2K GitHub stars and 12.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CotEditor with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Atom and CotEditor
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 288.8K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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