Anders Grendstadbakk

Atom.io

Github just released a beta version of their new editor Atom, and i must say it looks good.

It has a very clean user interface, and i must say i like what i see.

Atom editor displaying functions.php

Atom editor displaying functions.php

The editor is highly flexible with loads of packages you can download. A package can be a theme for the editor or new features and functions. A couple of packages highlighted on the atom.io site:

Another small feature i like is that if your working on files inside a git repository, it displays the current branch, and how many lines changed from whats currently in git.

Atom displaying current branch and diffs.

Atom displaying current branch and diffs.

The editor also have a shortcut cmd+shift+p which opens a search-form that allows you to search in every function available.

For example if your writing markdown you can search for a function that gives you a preview:

Search for whatever function you like.
Search for whatever function you like.

My impression so far

I like the possibilities and that there are lots of customization and plugins for it. The one thing i miss most from Coda is the built-in SFTP-file manager, i love being able to open remote files from inside the editor and not have to use another program for that.

I don’t think it has any killer features that would instantly make me switch from Coda, but it’s a great editor and i will absolutely recommend it, you can apply for beta access at Atom.io.