CotEditor vs Sublime Text

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CotEditor vs Sublime Text: What are the differences?

What is CotEditor? Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X. CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

What is Sublime Text? A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. 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..

CotEditor and Sublime Text can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Some of the features offered by CotEditor are:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

On the other hand, Sublime Text provides the following key features:

  • Goto Anything
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette

"Excellent support for Japanese encoding" is the top reason why over 2 developers like CotEditor, while over 698 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sublime Text.

CotEditor is an open source tool with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks. Here's a link to CotEditor's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

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.

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        What are some alternatives to CotEditor and Sublime Text?
        BBEdit
        It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.
        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.
        Vim
        Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
        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.
        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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        Reviews of CotEditor and Sublime Text
        Avatar of Shivafeb17
        Senior Web Developer at Adjetter Media Network Pvt Ltd
        Review ofSublime TextSublime Text

        There are many Text Editors and IDEs available for PHP. Sublime Text is the best of all. I have tried other Text Editors, but Sublime does not leave me at all. I'm used to it and keep using till the end.

        How developers use CotEditor and Sublime Text
        Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
        Ana Phi Sancho uses Sublime TextSublime Text

        Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative.Switching between projects is also lightning fast. Clean interface, quick startup, superb flexibility and powerful features. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 8, Linux

        Avatar of Dan Ward
        Dan Ward uses Sublime TextSublime Text

        My favorite code editor. So much power and elegance in one package, and more plugins than you can shake a stick at! And the Package Control package manager makes it easy to keep up with them all.

        Avatar of A. M. Douglas
        A. M. Douglas uses Sublime TextSublime Text

        It's simple and very malleable. You can use it anywhere. You can customise it to behave as you want it to behave, look as you want it to look. And you can use it on any desktop operating system.

        Avatar of David Flynn
        David Flynn uses Sublime TextSublime Text

        We use this as it has some great text editing capabilities and a real time saver for when working on various data related tasks. This is simply a great text editor.

        Avatar of Cooperative Computing
        Cooperative Computing uses Sublime TextSublime Text

        We found Sublime Text as the best text editor on the web. It's fast, reliable, cheap and have tons of extensions available with a big supportive community.

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