Atom – Hackable and highly customizable Text Editor

Powerful Text Editor made for the 21st Century

Atom is a free, and open-source application that has been designed from scratch to act as a hackable text editor and programmer’s editor software. The main intent with which it is built is to help developer to write code easily. It has a feature-rich and highly customizable user interface.

Atom is the hackable text editor for the 21st century!

Atom is cross-platform and built on the Electron framework, which is an open-source developer suite comprising of latest web technologies including HTML5, CSS, Node.js, and JavaScript.

Features of Atom Text Editor

  • Cross-platform software – meaning you can use it on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X
  • FOSS – Free and Open Source Software
  • Smart autocompletion helps you write code faster than ever before
  • Built-in file system browser
  • Find and replace feature
  • Highly customizable
  • 2000+ packages (plugins) to extend its capability

Installing Atom

Get the latest Atom binaries from official webpage.

On Ubuntu and derivatives:

Atom is packaged in .deb binary. You can simply download the binary, and double-click on it to install it.

On Fedora and derivatives:

Atom is packaged in .rpm binary. You can simply download the binary, and double-click on it to install it.

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