Atom vs. Emacs vs. Kakoune



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Description

What is Atom?

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.

What is Emacs?

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.

What is Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Atom?
Why do you like Atom?

Why do developers choose Emacs?
Why do you like Emacs?

Why do developers choose Kakoune?
Why do you like Kakoune?

Cons

What are the cons of using Atom?
Downsides of Atom?

What are the cons of using Emacs?
No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
Downsides of Emacs?

What are the cons of using Kakoune?
No Cons submitted yet for Kakoune
Downsides of Kakoune?

Pricing

How much does Atom cost?
How much does Emacs cost?
How much does Kakoune cost?

Companies

What companies use Atom?
1021 companies on StackShare use Atom
What companies use Emacs?
112 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use Kakoune?
0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune

Integrations

What tools integrate with Atom?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom
What tools integrate with Emacs?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Atom, Emacs, and Kakoune?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
  • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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