Everything you need and nothing you don't
Chris Olfers | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 26, 2018

Everything you need and nothing you don't

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text

I use Sublime Text myself and on my team. We deal with writing queries quite frequently for multiple data services and platforms, so a text editor that is free of formatting and autocorrect is very helpful, especially when new analysts are starting at the company, Sublime helps them by being able to organize their thoughts and write successful queries. Once an analyst has mastered the use of our platforms, Sublime serves as a very necessary aid to view and edit files like [.csv] files without corrupting the structure in a way that spreadsheet editors would. I simply don't know of another way to do that, so Sublime is invaluable here.
  • Writing boolean or SQL queries and maintaining proper syntax without formatting headaches
  • editing CSV files without corrupting file structure
  • Reading and understanding TXT files without corrupting file structure
  • Reading and understanding code like PHP or Python by highlighting syntax properly
  • Being organized in a way that makes cataloging past projects easier, a la Evernote
  • Boolean syntax support
  • Predictive syntax support
  • Time savings as a result of being able to edit CSV files without the help of a more expensive data science team
  • Time savings as a result of being able to write proper queries that are not corrupted by a formatting engine like that in Word.
  • Cross-department collaboration that occurs as a result of making code more accessible to non-engineers.
Evernote is different in that it applies formatting. Even the simplest of things, like a quotation mark, will be ignored by some data platforms when ingesting boolean searches if it's the wrong type of quotation marks. The same query written in Sublime will have proper formatting-free quotation marks and no annoying spell-check or auto-formatting that would be applied by a more consumer-grade text editor. Evernote does, however, have a slightly more advanced UI that's catered to the note-taker.
When new analysts are starting at the company, Sublime helps them by being able to organize their thoughts and write successful queries. It's also very helpful to read files like PHP or Python code where the user isn't familiar -- the syntax structuring helps break apart chunks to analyze. These are the main use-cases, but there are many, many more. I use it to read TXT files, serve as a query repository, and as an eye-saving note taker (the dark scheme is GREAT on the eyes).