Atom vs TextMate

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Atom vs TextMate: What are the differences?

What is Atom? A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. 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 TextMate? The Missing Editor for Mac OS X. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

Atom and TextMate belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Atom are:

  • Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies
  • Node.js integration
  • Modular Design- composed of over 50 open-source packages that integrate around a minimal core

On the other hand, TextMate provides the following key features:

  • Ability to Search and Replace in a Project
  • Auto-Indent for Common Actions Like Pasting Text
  • Auto-Pairing of Brackets and Other Characters

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider Atom over the competitors, whereas "Syntax highlighting" was stated as the key factor in picking TextMate.

Atom is an open source tool with 49K GitHub stars and 12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Atom's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, PedidosYa, and HubSpot are some of the popular companies that use Atom, whereas TextMate is used by Edify, Brightpod, and MAK IT. Atom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 830 company stacks & 715 developers stacks; compared to TextMate, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about Atom and TextMate
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 195.5K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Pros of Atom
Pros of TextMate
  • 525
    Free
  • 443
    Open source
  • 342
    Modular design
  • 318
    Hackable
  • 316
    Beautiful UI
  • 170
    Github integration
  • 147
    Backed by github
  • 119
    Built with node.js
  • 113
    Web native
  • 107
    Community
  • 34
    Packages
  • 18
    Cross platform
  • 5
    Nice UI
  • 5
    Multicursor support
  • 5
    TypeScript editor
  • 3
    Snippets
  • 3
    cli start
  • 3
    Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
  • 3
    Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
  • 3
    Simple but powerful
  • 2
    Awesome
  • 2
    Code readability
  • 2
    It's powerful
  • 2
    Smart TypeScript code completion
  • 2
    Well documented
  • 1
    "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
  • 1
    full support
  • 1
    vim support
  • 1
    Split-Tab Layout
  • 1
    Made by github. YAY
  • 1
    Consistent UI on all platforms
  • 1
    User friendly
  • 1
    Hackable and Open Source
  • 1
    works with GitLab
  • 17
    Syntax highlighting
  • 5
    PHP Developer
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 4
    jQuery developer
  • 4
    Native UI
  • 1
    Bundles
  • 1
    MacOS native
  • 1
    Keyboard shortcuts
  • 1
    Snippets
  • 1
    Commands
  • 1
    Ruby
  • 1
    Clean ui
  • 1
    Low Energy Usage
  • 1
    Starts fast
  • 1
    Open Source

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Cons of Atom
Cons of TextMate
  • 19
    Slow with large files
  • 7
    Heavy and slow
  • 6
    Slow startup
  • 1
    Most of the time packages are hard to find.
  • 1
    Can be easily Modified
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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 TextMate?

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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    What are some alternatives to Atom and TextMate?
    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.
    Visual Studio Code
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    Brackets
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