Used Atom about 1 year
January 30, 2020

Used Atom about 1 year

Suleman Ahmad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Atom

In our organization (software house), it is totally developers' choice in the engineering department to choose the IDE of their own choice. I was impressed by the shortcuts of Atom like Toggle Comment, Column Selection, Select Same Words, etc. and to install the Packages for ease of development. So that's why I migrated to it.
  • Built-in package manager.
  • Smart auto completion feature was great.
  • Due to some default settings, when I opened the file in Atom and commit it on Git it shows almost every line is changed so my PR is looking too big/ugly.
  • I think omitting the empty spaces should not be the default setting.
  • Performance needs some attention.
  • Time is money - My feature development was fast as compared to other editors that I have used previously.
NetBeans was a big application in terms of size, so it usually takes more time when starting development.
I have not gotten a chance to talk to the support team, so that's why I'm giving a neutral rating.

Do you think Atom delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Atom's feature set?


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?


Would you buy Atom again?


Features that Atom has provided were superb. I was able to do a lot of things with shortcuts like duplicate word selections, tree hierarchy of folders, the drag/drop file/folder support, etc.