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Atom – New Text Editor for coders from Github

Atom is the next generation text editor for coders from Github. Github is making the editor for past six years and now the new editor is in the beta. It is available in an invite-only programme for beta testers.

The Development of the editor began as an experiement and it became a good tool for coders. The good news is Atom is completely open source and github is calling developers to fork and extend as much as they want. This is a “hacktable text editor for the 21st Centruy”.


Atom is in closed beta for Mac users right now (with Windows and Linux builds coming soon), but invites will be given out to those who sign up on the website over the next few weeks as the beta is expanded.

Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies. Atom has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system.atom-editor

Open the dev tools, however, and Atom’s web-based core shines through. Whether you’re tweaking the look of Atom’s interface with CSS or adding major features with HTML and JavaScript, it’s never been easier to take control of your editor.

Features of Atom Editor

  • File system browser
  • Fuzzy finder for quickly opening files
  • Fast project-wide search and replace
  • Multiple cursors and selections
  • Multiple panes
  • Snippets
  • Code folding
  • A clean preferences UI
  • Import TextMate grammars and themes
GitHub @atom
Support [email protected]
Twitter @AtomEditor
Chat http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=##atom
Discuss http://discuss.atom.io

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