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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 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.


Why do developers choose Sublime Text?
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    Why do developers choose Visual Studio Code?
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    Why do developers choose Vim?
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    What are the cons of using Sublime Text?
    Downsides of Sublime Text?

    What are the cons of using Visual Studio Code?
    No Cons submitted yet for Visual Studio Code
    Downsides of Visual Studio Code?

    What are the cons of using Vim?
    Downsides of Vim?


    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 Vim?
    726 companies on StackShare use Vim


    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 Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim

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

    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
    • 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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