- Every 6 months or so I stick my head out and look at others like Atom and VSCode. I always end up sticking with ST3 plus a few new plugins, can't recommend it enough.Best in the market. Extremely light weight. Has tons of plugins and ultra fast. I have used others too, but nothing comes close to Sublime Text 3.
- Good ecosystem. Numerous packages. I like using it. And I love supporting free or open source software.This is my go-to text editor. Super customizable and pleasant to use.
Atom feels as heavy as an IDE. It has a lot of plug-ins but I find that many feel broken. Looking at Activity Monitor on Mac, you can see it uses a lot of battery, and this is a dealbreaker for me. Unfortunately it's the only "IDE" for Julia (which, ironically, is a high-performance language) so I stick with it for these tasks.
Awesome effort/work by the community though. It's too bad I don't agree with the choices the community had to make because I personally think this could have become a true "Emacs for the 21st century" text editor.
- After using Sublime Text for years, I switched over to visual studio code and it's been amazing. Highly recommended!
- Better than all the API Development & testing tools available out there (including chrome plugins). Sync features, Collaboration & Collections make it more awesome.
- Adding onto what Brandon said, IntelliJ can also be used with numerous other languages and technologies, really just a great all around application.IntelliJ is the best Java editor on the market right now. It plays very nicely with Maven and Gradle and is nice to work with for local development as well.
- Nice to use , can run the database and terminal in one window and ive made less mistakes using it since
- Neovim is the future of VI* and has quickly proved to be ready for "daily driver" use. As a longtime VIM user it took very little to make the switch but I've been happy from the start. As for a more specific answer to "Why?" - the answer is "power and versatility"
- One of the few native Mac code-editors. Has a gorgeous innovative UI and is an absolute joy to use. Comes with a very nice CSS editor with Xray mode to preview and debug your CSS stuff. Also: a host of other features that need a website to be shown. About the only thing missing is an impressive list of plugins and extensions that some of the other editors have. But they're working on that. Note: v3 used to be. It's v5 right now, as the numbering scheme has been changed to 'Sketch format'.