Atom

Atom

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About Atom

At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.

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Pros of Atom

Extensive list of packages
Built-in package management
Beginner friendly
Multiplatform
Extendable
Free and open source
Embedded Git control
Multi-line select and edit
Command Palette support
Themes
Allows for instant file switching
Command line integration out of the box
HiDPI support
Modern feel and very customizable and extendable
Vim plugin turns Atom into a modernized vim
Could also used as an IDE
Best support for Arduino with Platformio

Cons of Atom

Very slow startup time
High memory usage
Has difficulty with large text files
Slows down exponentially with plugins
Doesn't handle RTL (right-to-left text) well
Not suitable for older computers
Not known when a new window will open
No text UI
Bloated. Too many packages
too little productivity.
Slow because of Electron
Crash and data loss
Missing additional touches
Doesn't recognize some keyboards