Another user review of Atom
January 22, 2020

Another user review of Atom

Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Atom

Atom [text editor] is not being used across the whole organization, though many people use it for software development. Its compatibility with many programming/scripting languages is great. It helps a lot with creating programs because it is preloaded with a coloring scheme that highlights libraries, reserved words, and even autofill some functions, which makes it even faster to code. Other users use other text editors, but most of us stick with Atom whenever possible.
  • Compatibility
  • Ease of use
  • C compatibility sometimes is not that great
  • File extensions dictate editing functionality (i.e., no html auto-fill if file not saved as .html)
  • Identifying code bugs can be time consuming - tools does not detect them right away
  • Simple to get and lightweight on machines
Atom is way more user-friendly than other text editors. However, I am not sure if this affects other aspects as compatibility with some languages or other features as having to save a file with a particular extension for autofill to be enabled for the current work. Still, simplicity and ease of use are higher than the other products.
I never got to reach out to the support team for an urgent/critical matter, but simple functionality or features that required understanding, or submitting a feature request found after using the product for specific use (specific javascript coding features that could be done through other products)

Do you think Atom delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Atom's feature set?

Yes

Did Atom live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Atom go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Atom again?

Yes

Atom is great for beginners, for experienced coders, and casual programmers. Is easy to use, easy to export files, easy to identify components, easy to read, and it's pretty good for code reviewing. As we all know, it is always better to review code directly from the compiler/editor used, but if not possible, Atom is an excellent option.