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80 Ratings
10 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Atom is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Atom and CLion are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

Atom

96%
30 Ratings
8.9

CLion

89%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Atom

100%
1 Rating
10.0

CLion

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Atom

90%
2 Ratings
9.0

CLion

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.4

Atom

84%
24 Ratings
8.2

CLion

82%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Atom

100%
2 Ratings

CLion

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Atom

Atom is great for developers looking for a completely hackable experience. There is a ton of plugins available to you, and you can really build an editor that matches your own personal taste. The performance is also pretty neat and does not impact your CPU as much as the competition.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion is best suited for day to day IDE for C and c++ programming projects. It integrates inbuilt support for GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) and works like a breeze on linux and *nix based platforms. While using this CLion IDE for different versions of projects, we faced a little difficulty to compare the differences of two versions of same file. This could be taken care of in next versions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Atom

  • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
  • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
  • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
  • It's free!
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

  • User-friendly UI
  • Supports VIM for fast coding
  • Smart code completion
  • Cross-platform support
  • Split-windows feature
  • Supports both C and C++
  • Provides free student license
Muhammad Arifur Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atom

  • There should be a better user tips manual page to learn keyboard shortcuts
  • It would also be beneficial if mathematical and data analytic tools were added
  • it has quite high start-up timing when you open large projects to work on it
  • Sometimes, atom closed suddenly and do not open again
  • It still lacks better options with the previews even though there are already some by users adding plugins
  • It doesn't have self-correct features for lint errors, unlike IntelliJ
Deepshi Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

  • Support for SoC from Nordic Semiconductor is not the best on the market.
  • It lacks CMake migration tool for older Make projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Atom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Atom Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

CLion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$8.9 per month

CLion Editions & Modules

Edition
CLion for Organizations$19.901
All Products Pack for Organizations$64.901
CLion for Individuals$8.902
All Products Pack for Individuals$24.902
  1. per user, per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It has the features that I need for my coding
Muhammad Arifur Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atom

Atom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion 9.0
Based on 1 answer
CLion does everything I ask it to do. For me, Unreal Engine 4 compatibility was essential and Epic Game and JetBrains delivered a solid alternative to spending a huge amount of money on the "standard" IDE for game development on Windows. The user interface is sharp and modern without all of the silly frills many software suites now employ. It integrates well with source control systems we use and also works well, as expected, with other JetBrains development tools and assistants.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atom

Atom 8.4
Based on 24 answers
Atom has an active forum and a Slack group where you can ask technical questions. Occasionally, the authors will pop in to answer a few questions here and there, but most of the time, its other helpful users who will assist you. Though they aren't the most knowledgeable, they are at least timely.
As for plugin support, that differs with each plugin, but as I mentioned before, many plugins are no longer maintained.
Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion 8.2
Based on 7 answers
I am giving it a 9 out of 10 because I did not even need official support from the CLion team but rather, every time I came across a problem, I have been able to solve it within the community itself. This is so precious that you don't even need the help of the program's development/support team. There's a huge community of users that backs you up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Just download and install
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Atom

They are both pretty good; however, Sublime is free to use but on a trial basis. Atom is free open source. Sublime doesn't have the Github integration or a project file browser. Sublime does have a workspace view option but haven't really used it as much as Atom.
Laura Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion is at par when compared with many established IDEs. With lesser cost in owning this IDE to the ease of use of this IDE it can be very well chosen and opted for the main IDE with in your organization. Its plugin add on capabilities will surely help to integrate other compilers of other programming languages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atom

  • The tool we use when we need quick fixes. Allows fast, reliable scripting to fix urgent problems in our applications.
  • When applications grow from 5-10 files to 100's, they need to be migrated to a heavier-duty IDE. This can be cumbersome and quite annoying, but is necessary to maintain code integrity on such a large scale (since it cannot be done with the limited default toolset of Atom).
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

  • Greatly decreased initial time needed by a new employee to start coding.
  • Refactoring features allowed to reduce the technical debt in majority of our projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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