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.

Decisions about CotEditor and Sublime Text
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 683.6K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 288.6K 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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 612.5K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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