A Great Text Editor
September 30, 2019

A Great Text Editor

Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text

Sublime Text is useful as a light weight text editor with a lot of powerful functionality. It provides a lot of useful macros and shortcuts to maximize productivity. Individuals can use Sublime Text to organize their files and make edits to their code. It is useful for quickly writing up some scripts or for modifying existing files. Once one gets familiar with all of the functionality Sublime Text provides, it becomes a powerful asset to the engineering development cycle.
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Color coordinated highlights
  • Shortcuts and Macros improve efficiency
  • File organization
  • Quick to launch
  • Free to use version constantly prompts user to purchase full version.
  • Different versions of Sublime Text are still used and available meaning you may not be using the latest version.
  • User must setup Sublime Text to their own personal preference before it becomes more useful than other text editors.
  • Less wasted time due to quick startup and no overhead
  • File organization and presentation helps find the files to open in a simple click rather than navigating the file explorer
  • Shortcuts and macros improve efficiency.
  • Notepad++
Sublime Text rarely has an bugs or updates compared to Notepad++, meaning it is always ready to go. Sublime Text has a smarter file recognition system that helps to correctly target directories for new files and choose the correct color highlighting scheme. Compared to Notepad++, Sublime Text also has better predictive text and is easier to utilize the predictive text.
Sublime Text is widely used so there is no shortage of articles or documentation explaining the best way to utilize it. There is also support articles on the official Sublime Text website that can be used as a quick start guide. It also provides a reference of the functionality that you can always reference when you run into issues. One thing that could be helpful would be if there were more starter tutorials within the text editor itself.

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Sublime Text is most useful when starting a new project. It is quick to launch and will keep open the files you want to use. It also has the ability to organize and present your files in an intuitive tree that makes structuring your project simpler. From here, you can quickly code the beginnings of your project without the overhead of an IDE. This allows for the ability to write proof of concepts or small projects in little time since Sublime Text has IDE like features that improve efficiency, but you do not have to save projects and wait for an IDE to load the files. Once the project becomes more complex, Sublime Text is a little less ideal when working on the bigger scope of the project where an IDE would be more useful.