Great for simple or large projects. Easy on the eyes!
December 19, 2018

Great for simple or large projects. Easy on the eyes!

Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text

Sublime Text was an individual purchase for me to use. Others at the company surely use it, but I can only speak for myself. Development, organization and management of Javascript, JSON and HTML is my primary use at a simple level. There are features far beyond my current and past needs that look interesting.
  • Intelligent formatting of text, including colors, tabbing, and autocomplete.
  • "Minimap." It's a 10,000 foot view of the entire code in a section of the window that aids quickly finding a section of code in large files (100+ lines).
  • Customization seems good. I added in a plugin several years ago that allows me to highlight a word and cause all other instances of that word to highlight, making it especially easy to find the places a function or method is referenced. This may be standard now.
  • Tabs! May seem insignificant, but I find the use of tabs in Sublime Text to be very useful. They were well-implemented, behaving just like browser tabs. It is possible to shuffle and drag them to other Sublime Text windows as needed.
  • The whole notion of "Find" for text seems difficult to use to me, so I tend not to use it. It may have been improved over the years, but I get along fine without it.
  • Renaming files is a clunky experience. I'd like to be able to rename a file and have Sublime Text realize that change without my having to close the file, rename, then reopen.
  • Sublime Text is free to download, so it has excellent monetary ROI. It's only about $80 for an individual license to stop receiving the occasional "will you support us" pop-up when opening the application or saving a file. Even for the $80 I (my company) spent and how litte I use it, I think it's a sensible investment
  • From a perspective of ROI for my time spent, it's been great (high ROI). It's so easy to start using even for someone who doesn't live and breathe development, and has a lot of room for growth.
I've used TextWrangler (Mac) and Notepad++ (Windows) to write code. Both of them have their place. TextWrangler is really just suited to very simple projects, but I sometimes flip it open for quick text analysis. Notepad++ is from my Windows days and may have grown, but it felt like a pretty basic system with a lot of trinkets; contrast with Sublime Text feeling like a ground-up editor.
Javascript, JSON and HTML are my primary use, and I find Sublime Text to be well suited for small and large projects. Sublime Text has a notion called "projects" I don't use because most of my projects are single-file, but it seems like a great idea that I should probably try to use.