Atom for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.60.0
  • 4.2
  • (45)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Build your own text editor with this free open-source editor

Atom describes itself as a hackable text editor, and what it means is that it allows new and intermediate programmers the chance to create their own text editor without years of work or programming experience. It is an open source text editor that has made altering its code even easier than ever.

Customize the editor to do as you wish with your new text editor

This is a tool you can customize to your heart’s content, or you may leave the tool alone and enjoy a free text editor without ever touching the config file. The Atom text editor is a Windows tool that is built with Node.JS integration, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It runs on Electron, which is a framework that allows you to build cross-platform apps using web technologies. It means you may truly customize your own text editor and add big or small features with JavaScript and HTML. Unlike many other open-source editors, there is also a video called 'Setting Up Atom.' Plus, the editor comes with its own packages and themes that will save you from doing any of the editing--you may simply install edits that other people have created.

A great text editor and programming toy

On its own, Atom offers people a fantastic text editor that they can use for free. However, it is also a perfect toy for junior and advanced programmers to play with. The text editor is very easy to customize, and you can search for and install new packages to get you started with your customizations right away.


  • A one-of-a-kind tool that has made customizing easier than ever
  • A free text editor and a tool for programmers to play with


  • Non-programmers may not be as thrilled by this tool
  • You will have to learn a bit about programming to make your own changes

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Atom for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.60.0
  • 4.2
  • (45)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Atom

  • Edward Rudnesky

    by Edward Rudnesky

    Great software! Very intuitive... Customizable and free! Good looks too...:-)


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