Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text
Sublime Text is an exceptionally versatile text editor that's exactly as complicated as you want it to be. Sublime is used across our IT department by our web developer, systems administrators, help desk lead and our manager. They all use it for different types of text manipulation, and none of them had a problem getting started in it.
- Super easy to use for basic text manipulation.
- Easy to extend and the variety of syntax it can support is huge.
- It's very affordable, making it easy to disperse.
- Working with the command palette takes some getting used to, at least for a non-developer.
- You need to install a plugin to print. Maybe that's normal for this type of powerful editor, but it threw me for a loop.
- Sublime Text has had a positive effect on our environment by adding a nearly universal text editor that our department can share.
- Sublime's multiple syntax fluency has streamlined many of my work flows.
I've consciously tried to covert to Notepad++ and Atom from Sublime on several occasions (I was trying to make teammates happy), and ended up converting them to Sublime. It's simple, clean interface and multiple context fluency is hard to argue with.
I honestly can't think of a scenario where Sublime Text isn't useful, outside of needing to quickly print something. I use it for log files, Linux configs, checking Cisco syntax and writing Python and Bash scripts. It can be set to automatically load syntax based on file extensions, and just flat out makes my job easier some days.