Atom vs. gedit

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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 gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

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

Why do developers choose gedit?
Why do you like gedit?

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

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

What companies use Atom?
1044 companies on StackShare use Atom
What companies use gedit?
2 companies on StackShare use gedit
What tools integrate with Atom?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Atom and gedit?

  • 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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