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Description

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 Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Sublime Text?
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    Why do developers choose Emacs?
  • Why do you like Emacs?

    Why do developers choose TextMate?
  • Why do you like TextMate?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using Sublime Text?
    Downsides of Sublime Text?

    What are the cons of using Emacs?
    No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
    Downsides of Emacs?

    What are the cons of using TextMate?
    No Cons submitted yet for TextMate
    Downsides of TextMate?

    Pricing

    How much does Sublime Text cost?
    How much does Emacs cost?
    How much does TextMate cost?
    TextMate Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Sublime Text?
    1302 companies on StackShare use Sublime Text
    What companies use Emacs?
    91 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use TextMate?
    13 companies on StackShare use TextMate

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Sublime Text?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Sublime Text
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    What tools integrate with TextMate?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with TextMate

    What are some alternatives to Sublime Text, Emacs, and TextMate?

    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

    See all alternatives to Sublime Text

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