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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 Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Atom?
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    Why do developers choose Vim?
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    Why do developers choose Emacs?
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    Cons

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

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

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

    What companies use Atom?
    753 companies on StackShare use Atom
    What companies use Vim?
    727 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Emacs?
    91 companies on StackShare use Emacs

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Atom?
    11 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom
    What tools integrate with Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs

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

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
    • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

    See all alternatives to Atom

    Latest News

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    The State of Atom’s Performance
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    Adding Vim keybindings to Xcode with XVim


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