A fast and powerful text editor that developers love
April 13, 2021

A fast and powerful text editor that developers love

Bryan McAnulty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sublime Text

Sublime Text is an outstanding, lightweight text editor. While a portion of our organization uses a more complex IDE, we all enjoy using Sublime for its speed, efficient design, and simplicity. Marketing roles inside our company that do not normally write code, use Sublime Text to be able to modify HTML files, and we don't have to worry about explaining a complex IDE to them.
  • Sublime Text is powerful where you need it to be, but simple and out of your way at the same time.
  • Great keyboard shortcuts and multi-selection options
  • Great package manager installation process for easily extending functionality
  • Not exactly a con, but some organizations like ours may have a reason for continuing to use a more complex IDE along with a tool like Sublime for certain tasks. Though I don't think anyone on our team would want Sublime to turn into a bloated IDE.
  • Sublime Text has created a separate product called Sublime Merge that acts as a version control GUI. Personally I don't use this, but I would want to if it was built-into Sublime Text as a single app. It isn't the extra cost that is the issue, rather that I would personally prefer Sublime Merge to optionally be able to be run inside a separate pane in the current sublime window. We use a JetBrains IDE that provides a version control tool built into the same app as the code editor. This is a minor issue, and I respect that some customers prefer the separate apps.
  • Very easy to make multiple selections
  • Package manager
  • Lightweight and fast
  • Easy and simple enough for even our marketing department to use
  • Our team enjoys using Sublime over other tools
Sublime Text beat out everything else we tried.

Visual Studio Code which recently became more popular is not as fast and serves a different market than Sublime's general text editing.

Atom always felt sluggish and slow.

Vim is complicated and tends to have a very opinionated user base that appreciates it, and wouldn't work for our marketing team because of its learning curve.

Jetbrain's IDE products are great, but are sometimes overkill and are not going to be as snappy as Sublime.

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Sublime Text is the best text editing tool, especially for working on web-based software products. If your organization is working with iOS apps, or native applications, then Sublime Text might not be the tool you need, but this is likely obvious, as Sublime Text is not designed for this kind of use.