Sublime Text: One of the best text editors out there!
March 07, 2019

Sublime Text: One of the best text editors out there!

Jay R. Newlin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text

Individual developers used Sublime Text as their go-to text editor, usually for writing code in any one of a number of languages/frameworks. It is a flexible tool with a number of add-on packages that allow the user to see/format their code according to company formatting or generally accepted formatting standards.
  • Automatic code formatting/syntax highlighting.
  • Simple user interface.
  • Open an entire project in a side-nav pane.
  • Search for a text snippet in the current file or across the entire project.
  • Language packages are only for formatting/display; they don't include code helps or hints (like an IDE or other text editors).
  • There are many packages available, but finding and installing the right one can be daunting.
  • The Minimap (document map) always looks interesting, but it rarely helps me to find anything.
  • Sublime Text is not inexpensive, ranging from $60 to $80 per license.
  • Sublime Text is not for those who need the same sort of hints and helps that an IDE can provide.
TextEdit is a very basic, plain text editor. I rarely use it. Even when it's overkill, Sublime Text is still my go-to editor for plain text files.
Sublime Text is a great tool for anyone who wants a GUI text editor, especially those who write code. Sublime Text should have an appropriate package to recognize code from almost every development language out there. Sublime Text is overkill for anyone who needs a straightforward, simple editor for plain text files.