Atom is a text editor available on MacOs, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. It’s open-source and free. It’s becoming the new most popular source code editor for developers.
I have been a big fan of Sublime text, I add shortcuts and snippets to make my development quicker. I heard a few times about Atom from other devs and I did the switch.
What I installed in Atom
I am very used to the Sublime Text theme Monokai for ages so in Install I added it back to Atom to feel more familiar with the editor.
Atom comes built with lots of packages making it ready to use without a big setup. No package control as in ST. However, you can still add more. I was looking for the ones I feel like missing from what I am used to.
Atom extra installed packages I need
- Emmet – https://atom.io/packages/emmet
- Multi-cursor – https://atom.io/packages/multi-cursor
- Autocomplete paths – https://atom.io/packages/autocomplete-paths
- Tag – https://atom.io/packages/tag
- Sublime – https://atom.io/packages/sublime
- Pigment – https://atom.io/packages/pigments
- Autocomplete – https://atom.io/packages/autocomplete-modules
- File icons – https://atom.io/packages/file-icons
Atom shortcuts I use all the time
- Duplicate line or selection CMD + SHIFT + D
- Cmd + K then Cmd + U for uppercase
- Cmd + K then Cmd + L for lowercase