Still a sublime experience - among many rising stars
March 04, 2019

Still a sublime experience - among many rising stars

Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text

Sublime Text is used by many of our team members to edit code, text, and content within files. It adds productivity and efficiency via its built-in features and the wide range of easily installed plugins. It's popularity and community of users also means there is a large amount of information available to learn about new features and solutions for typical text-editing concerns.
  • A large number of built-in features.
  • Good built-in and customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Plugin capabilities and library.
  • Customizability.
  • Intuitiveness - there is a learning curve, especially for non-programmers, in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • Innovation - needs continued development & popularity - continues to be very popular, but other editors are rising quickly.
  • Improved efficiency over older editors.
  • Improved accuracy.
  • Improved productivity in general.
  • Notepad++
Besides those listed, Vim is the most common editor I've selected. SublimeText is far superior to Notepad++ in many ways.
SublimeText has excellent community support and a very good UI.
Vim is the least intuitive to get started with, but has even better community support and plugin popularity in most cases. Vim does also have a GUI version, thought CLI is more common.
SublimeText has a "legacy" mode which uses many Vim key motions, and can therefor appeal to current or learning Vim users.
Plain text file editing is the typical use case - most often for programming, but could also be useful for data entry, processing, mass file updates, etc.

It would NOT be useful for editing any more specialized format - for example, Rich Text, Word/Excel Documents, etc.

It's also a GUI only program. Some programmers may prefer a command line editor, especially for text-editing on a headless server - Vim or Emacs are the most common options for CLI.