Sublime Text vs Atom vs Notepad++: What are the differences?
Sublime Text, Atom, and Notepad++ are all general purpose text editors. They are suited to web development, with features beyond those available in basic text applications like NotePad. But they are not as complex or specialized as most IDEs. All three are cross-platform and support a variety of languages.
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Why do developers choose Sublime Text vs Atom vs Notepad++?
- Fans of Sublime Text call it lightweight and superfast. They appreciate its many plugins and nice UI, and note that while it is a paid service, the trial is unlimited.
- Atom users love that it’s free and open source. They appreciate its modular, hackable design and the fact that it’s backed by GitHub (and offers GitHub integration).
- NotePad++ is billed as a “Notepad replacement.” Fans enjoy the ability to use syntax from all their favorite languages, and call it fast and lightweight.