Sublime Text vs. Atom vs. Notepad++

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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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What is Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

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 Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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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.

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1263 Companies Using Sublime Text
739 Companies Using Atom
128 Companies Using Notepad++

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What are some alternatives to Sublime Text, Atom, and Notepad++?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
  • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

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