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Atom 1.60.0

The Atom text editor is a very smart and easy-to-use programmers’ text editor that is regarded as one of the very best on the market right now. It can be modified and there are tons of custom configurations that users have made for this which are easy to find and use. It is designed with being easy to use in mind as well as being suitable for most systems.

How to Download Atom

You can download the editor for free by clicking the Download button that you will find at the end of this review.

The Program Review

To start with Atom is free and I mean completely free. It is cross-platform too and can be used with Windows, Linux, and macOS. The fact it is free and open-source is one of the main reasons that so many people are attracted to it. Anyone who does any kind of coding will find Atom very useful.

It is not the kind of thing that your average computer user would ever likely need. However, someone who works in web development or does software scripting for example would find this very useful. I am sure the customizable nature of Atom is a huge reason why when people use it, they stick with it as it can make their work-life so much easier.

When you look on the official site, you will notice that they are very proud of the way their text editor can be hacked and modified. This means it has a ton of different ways you can change things. There is a vast amount of packages that allow you to do all kinds of things with Atom and if you are skilled enough, you can even make your own and then share them with the other users.

Downloading Atom and getting it up and running is very simple. The default layout is great and I am sure many people will use it as is without needing any other packages for it. It does not take very long at all to download and I think that they have done a good job in making it very intuitive to figure out how to use it.

One of the best things that it has going for it is the speed. It is a very quick and responsive program with very short load times. This means that there is far less waiting around and frustration when you are trying to code. It is very impressive the way that they have made this easy to use, but also packed with features!

If you are a coder, you are probably wondering what kind of languages does Atom support. Atom supports a ton of popular languages such as JavaScript and CSS. Plus if it does not have support for a language that you need, you will more than likely find that someone has made a package for it!

Anyone who needs to use a text editor is going to love what Atom is offering. The way it is so feature-packed from the get-go is great. However, the fact it also allows people to make their own packages for features that are not included is great. If you need a text editor, you will have a hard time finding a better free one than this.

Atom is a great text editor for writing code with features like smart autocompletion, multiple panes, and find and replace. Download it now.
8.5 Total Score
Atom Review Summary

  • Atom is completely free to use
  • The program runs at a very quick speed
  • There are tons of user-created packages to use
  • They have made it very easy to figure out
  • It is not the kind of thing that is essential for the majority of computer owners
  • The install size is a tad larger than many other text editors
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

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