Sublime Text 3.0

The long awaited version 3 of the popular code editor

#1 Product of the MonthSeptember 2017

Sublime Text 3.0 brings a refreshed UI theme, new color schemes, and a new icon. Some of the other highlights are big syntax highlighting improvements, touch input support on Windows, Touch Bar support on macOS, and apt/yum/pacman repositories for Linux.

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  • DanielCTO, PlateJoy

    A lot faster than Atom


    Vintage mode clipboard interaction

    Necessary packages:

    • Maybs Quit

    • Sidebar Enhancements

    • Trailing Spaces

    • Sublime Linter

    • A dark theme, like Soda Dark

    • imo: Vintage (VIM keybindings) with vintage_start_in_command_mode and vintage_use_clipboard set to true

    Daniel has used this product for one year.
  • sekoSoftware Developer, Sleepy Bug Studio

    Fast (tried with 10000+ LOC), lightweight, have packages for everything I need, customization


    If developers would be willing to interact more with the community, that would be great.

    I was using the beta version for more than 2 years and it was really good. I wouldn't have known that it was a beta version if they didn't say so.

    Updates are pretty frequent. Major releases take time but the developers push minor updates frequently but they lack in communication. Other than that, ST3 is one of the best text/code editors you can find out there.

    seko has used this product for one year.


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Maxim Zubarev@mxmzb · Student
I feel like this happens way too late. Atom has taken advantage from the "downtime" that Sublime had and maybe even exist just because of this. I myself can't see myself switching back from Atom because I can't trust the people behind Sublime to update it frequently, which seems a major quality characteristic nowadays. However, I don't want to badmouth this eventual release, so I will keep an active eye again on Sublime to see how the ecosystem evolves from now on. Kudos!
Michel@mictuc · Cliqz
@mxmzb I feel like developers have a different opinion on that. Over on Hacker News people seem to like SB much more than Atom.
Maxim Zubarev@mxmzb · Student
@mictuc I was talking explicitly about "me". Besides, I am not quite sure how much HN really is representing the group of people called "developers". At least it doesn't seem to represent me, and I consider myself as a developer, too. That's just too generalizing (and generalizing based on pretty much nothing) imho...
@t55 · Mac'aholic
That's a surprise: after years in development its finally here. Sublime Text 3.0. The sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Congrats to the devs who made it happen. As for the new 3.0 features: "Certainly there are big features that 3.0 has: Goto Definition, a new syntax highlighting engine, a new UI, and an expanded API. However the difference is frequently felt in the hundreds of improvements that don't warrant being featured on their own: spell checking works better, automatic indentation does the right thing more often, word wrapping handles source code better, high DPI screens are properly supported, and Goto Anything is smarter. There's too much to list, but combined the difference is night and day."
Daveyon Mayne@mirmayne · Working on
It's it time to switch from atom?
Ryan Roberts@ryan_roberts1 · Web Developer
cacarr@cacarr · PDX resident. Linux. Gadgets. Puppies.
@mirmayne Yes, to VSCode. ;-)
Ronald Langeveld@ronaldl93_ · Coding to surf good waves
@mirmayne @ryan_roberts1 Atom is a bit too bloated in my opinion, it's got awesome features, but it's got too much unnecessary plugins & stuff that comes with by default . When it comes to free options, I was recently introduced to Visual Studio Code. Despite being very anti-Microsoft, VSC performs very well on my Macbook and is very lightweight compared to Atom & most other free editors. But still, nothing beats Sublime Text in terms of performance. I'm a huge fan!
Bogdan Slovyagin@metaword · $ is not a function
Yes@superspookyuser · Head
@mirmayne idk do you need to open files longer than 20 lines?
Daveyon Mayne@mirmayne · Working on
@superspookyuser More than 20 lines of code? 🤔
Yes@superspookyuser · Head
@mirmayne haha only a little bit sarcastic, For me as the files get bigger, Atom gets more unresponsive. Sublime opens huge files without stuttering.
Daveyon Mayne@mirmayne · Working on
@superspookyuser lol then I guess they need to take my $80
Ryan Roberts@ryan_roberts1 · Web Developer
@cacarr I have actually switched to VSCode this week and love it.
Nathaniel Blackburn@itsnblackburn · UI Engineer
After 7,000 years in beta, the day has finally come to reveal ST3 to the world. Developers rejoice as the original editor is back.
Luis Martins@lmartins
@itsnblackburn the original was textmate 😉
Emily Carter@emilycarter008 · Trainer of yoga
It is time to switch from sublime2)
Jane@medovajajane · In exploring mode
@emilycarter008 , definitely)