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A hackable text editor.

3.8
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Atom overview

Atom is a desktop text editor application based on web technologies. Like other desktop apps, it has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. Open the dev tools, however, and Atom's web-based core shines through. Whether you're tweaking the look of Atom's interface with CSS or adding major features with HTML and JavaScript, it's never been easier to take control of your editor.

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.

What’s new in version 1.63.1

Updated on Nov 28 2022

This is the last release of Atom. We will be archiving Atom and all repositories under the Atom organization on December 15, 2022.

You can learn more about the official sunset of Atom in our blog post.

Atom Core
  • atom/atom#25709 - Fix File -> Open… menu on macOS
View older Atom updates

Information

License

Free

Size

217.6 MB

Developer’s website

https://atom.io

Downloads

111631

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8 or later
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Atom qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
3.0

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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Sep 14 2022
1.60.0
5.0
Sep 14 2022
5.0
Version: 1.60.0
Yet again F'ing Microsoft take over anything that looks like competition and run it into the ground so it's RIP Atom, well my computer has no Microsoft crap on it now and it will stay that way as long as possible ...
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Feb 10 2022
1.59.0
5.0
Feb 10 2022
5.0
Version: 1.59.0
I love atom, does everything I need, so pleased to see an update, please don't abandon it !
andrew-180
andrew-180
Nov 29 2020
1.53.0
0.0
Nov 29 2020
0.0
Version: 1.53.0
Exactly the plain text editor I need!
sen-supriyo
sen-supriyo
Jul 21 2020
1.49.0
5.0
Jul 21 2020
5.0
Version: 1.49.0
I have been using it as an editor for HTML/JS/PHP. It does what it promises. The extension for Live Server work well too (only for HTML, not yet for PHP files). This is a great backup editor for Visual Studio Code.
atulmala
atulmala
Jun 17 2020
1.48.0
1.0
Jun 17 2020
1.0
Version: 1.48.0
very confusing doesn't even do the syntax highlighting
Funjoy
Funjoy
Aug 25 2019
1.40.1
2.0
Aug 25 2019
2.0
Version: 1.40.1
I'm not a coder but I tried it out as a text editor for writing large files. Unfortunately it is *much* slower than BBEdit or IA Writer or Ulysses. Considering that it's coded as an Electron app I shouldn't be surprised by the slowness (or the bloated size of the app) but I'm disappointed. Probably great for coding but for writing I'll stick with the free tier of BBEdit.
satarii rexson
satarii rexson
Jul 19 2019
1.38.2
5.0
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Version: 1.38.2
Atom is a great codify text editor for GitHub!
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Apr 3 2019
1.35.0
0.0
Apr 3 2019
0.0
Version: 1.35.0
Visual Studio Code has utterly and decisively defeated Atom and Sublime Text in the past two years. I tried the latest version just to see how it progressed since the time I switched to VSC 1.5 year ago. I am disappointed that the performance has not improved much at all. VSC is MUCH faster to launch and use.
SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
Mar 12 2019
1.34.0
5.0
Mar 12 2019
5.0
Version: 1.34.0
great code editor, here's hoping Microsoft doesn't kill it, as I prefer it to Visual Studio Code.
ray-brooks
ray-brooks
Jun 10 2018
1.27.2
5.0
Jun 10 2018
5.0
Version: 1.27.2
I ike that it is smart when adds tags.
valgrey
valgrey
Feb 17 2018
1.24.0
3.5
Feb 17 2018
3.5
Version: 1.24.0
Nice desktop text editor
gcoghill
gcoghill
Jan 19 2018
1.23.3
5.0
Jan 19 2018
5.0
Version: 1.23.3
I gave this a try mostly for advanced text editing features (the multi-line cursor feature), but lots of other cool stuff in here even if you are not a programmer. Looks snazzy as well.
carthage
carthage
Jan 13 2018
1.23.3
5.0
Jan 13 2018
5.0
Version: 1.23.3
I'm considering this as a replacement for BBEdit. It looks a bit nicer and you can run your code within the editor (including c code as well as python, which is awesome) if you install some external packages. I still think BBEdit's got a lot more functionality (unix worksheets are great, as are multi-file searches), but purely for coding, Atom is a great free alternative.
VanRijn63
VanRijn63
Dec 27 2017
1.23.1
5.0
Dec 27 2017
5.0
Version: 1.23.1
I adore Atom. It's snappy, efficient, looks gorgeous, has lots of useful plugins and it's FREE. Couldn't live without it now.
rcrooks1969
rcrooks1969
Aug 31 2017
1.19.4
5.0
Aug 31 2017
5.0
Version: 1.19.4
An excellent code editor that constantly gets better and has a large and active community behind it.
hmurchison
hmurchison
Apr 26 2017
1.16.0
0.0
Apr 26 2017
0.0
Version: 1.16.0
I can't use Atom for one reason.....it's so beautiful I get distracted at staring at the art in code.
Ptk3
Ptk3
Jul 30 2016
1.7.4
0.0
Jul 30 2016
0.0
Version: 1.7.4
Last version is 1..8.0 on their website, thought it's not explicit on their website.
Ptk3
Ptk3
Jul 30 2016
1.7.4
0.0
Jul 30 2016
0.0
Version: 1.7.4
Last version is 1.8 since June (ok, it's not obvious on their website)…
Ptk3
Ptk3
Jul 30 2016
1.7.4
0.0
Jul 30 2016
0.0
Version: 1.7.4
Last version is 1.8 since June (ok, it's not obvious on their website)…
lance-perry-junk
lance-perry-junk
Dec 11 2015
1.3.0
3.0
Dec 11 2015
3.0
Version: 1.3.0
I would love to try this out. I'm a Sublime user. I have been looking at the Changelogs every time there is a new version. There is a long standing bug that they seem to not want to fix. On every Mac I have tried Atom runs at 100% CPU. One of my developer buddies same deal. There is a long thread in their own tracking system about the 100% CPU. So I'm guessing they either don't know what to fix or don't care.
DrOpenSource
DrOpenSource
Mar 21 2024
1.63.1
1.0
Mar 21 2024
1.0
Version: 1.63.1
rlf
rlf
Sep 6 2023
1.63.1
1.0
Sep 6 2023
1.0
Version: 1.63.1
kovidjuneja
kovidjuneja
Mar 13 2023
1.63.1
5.0
Mar 13 2023
5.0
Version: 1.63.1
sivasundar5944
sivasundar5944
Mar 5 2023
1.63.1
3.0
Mar 5 2023
3.0
Version: 1.63.1
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Sep 21 2022
1.60.0
5.0
Sep 21 2022
5.0
Version: 1.60.0
mrogov
mrogov
Aug 8 2021
1.58.0
1.0
Aug 8 2021
1.0
Version: 1.58.0
sen-supriyo
sen-supriyo
Jul 21 2020
5.0
Jul 21 2020
5.0
Version: null
atulmala
atulmala
Jun 17 2020
1.0
Jun 17 2020
1.0
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Aug 25 2019
2.0
Aug 25 2019
2.0
Version: null
satarii rexson
satarii rexson
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
Mar 12 2019
5.0
Mar 12 2019
5.0
Version: null
hanah-alexandra-medrano
Sep 18 2018
5.0
Version: null
ray-brooks
ray-brooks
Jun 10 2018
5.0
Jun 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
valgrey
valgrey
Feb 17 2018
3.5
Feb 17 2018
3.5
Version: null
gcoghill
gcoghill
Jan 19 2018
5.0
Jan 19 2018
5.0
Version: null
carthage
carthage
Jan 13 2018
5.0
Jan 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
VanRijn63
VanRijn63
Dec 27 2017
5.0
Dec 27 2017
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-octopus-3320
Dec 25 2017
2.5
Version: null
rcrooks1969
rcrooks1969
Aug 31 2017
5.0
Aug 31 2017
5.0
Version: null
Tarek-Raafat
Tarek-Raafat
Jun 28 2017
4.0
Jun 28 2017
4.0
Version: null
falkonseo
falkonseo
Feb 26 2017
5.0
Feb 26 2017
5.0
Version: null
Staps Fanny
Staps Fanny
Feb 16 2016
4.0
Feb 16 2016
4.0
Version: null
stew-1
stew-1
Feb 12 2016
1.0
Feb 12 2016
1.0
Version: null
lance-perry-junk
lance-perry-junk
Dec 11 2015
3.0
Dec 11 2015
3.0
Version: null
Steffen47
Steffen47
Sep 24 2015
5.0
Sep 24 2015
5.0
Version: null
Dylan-Mc
Dylan-Mc
Aug 13 2015
4.5
Aug 13 2015
4.5
Version: null
asux
asux
Jun 10 2015
5.0
Jun 10 2015
5.0
Version: null
Sandro-Bilbeisi
Sandro-Bilbeisi
May 23 2015
5.0
May 23 2015
5.0
Version: null
r-owen
r-owen
Apr 3 2015
4.0
Apr 3 2015
4.0
Version: null
iindigo
iindigo
Feb 9 2015
1.0
Feb 9 2015
1.0
Version: null
Uniquepito
Uniquepito
Feb 4 2015
3.5
Feb 4 2015
3.5
Version: null
Mbhayes
Mbhayes
Jan 27 2015
5.0
Jan 27 2015
5.0
Version: null
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