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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 Visual Studio Code?

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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.


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    Why do developers choose Atom?
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    What are the cons of using Sublime Text?
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    What are the cons of using Visual Studio Code?
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    What are the cons of using Atom?
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    What companies use Sublime Text?
    1270 companies on StackShare use Sublime Text
    What companies use Visual Studio Code?
    644 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio Code
    What companies use Atom?
    752 companies on StackShare use Atom


    What tools integrate with Sublime Text?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Sublime Text
    What tools integrate with Visual Studio Code?
    11 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio Code
    What tools integrate with Atom?
    11 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom

    What are some alternatives to Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, and Atom?

    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
    • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.
    • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

    See all alternatives to Sublime Text

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