Top Three Atom Add-ons

2016-04-02 14:15:36 - Sarthak Joshi


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GitHub’s Atom is rapidly maturing into one of the best code editors available. While it lost to Sublime Text in last year’s SitePoint Smackdown, many issues no longer exist:

  1. version 1.0 has been released
  2. it’s easy to install on Windows, Mac and Linux
  3. speed has significantly improved, and
  4. it’s still free but betters many commercial offerings.

Here are five essential add-ons to make Atom even better …

1. Seti UI and Themes

Themes are subjective, and I’d normally avoid recommending one. However, Seti makes Atom look gorgeous and includes a wide range of icons for file types including SCSS, LESS, JSON, grunt configuration, gulp configuration and more. Combine it with the Monokai theme for a Sublime-busting experience:

https://atom.io/themes/seti-ui

https://atom.io/themes/monokai-seti

2. Minimap

Minimap is one of Atom’s most popular packages, displaying a condensed view of your code for quick navigation. The feature enters your subconscious; you won’t think you’re using it, but you’ll miss it when it’s not there:


https://atom.io/packages/minimap

3. Auto-close HTML

This may be simple, but I couldn’t live without auto-closing HTML tags: it doubles your mark-up creation velocity! The package allows you to define which tags should complete inline (such as 

 or 
  • ) and which create newline blocks.

    https://atom.io/packages/autoclose-html

    Leave a Comment:


    asdfdd 2016-12-27 05:31:08

    asdf

    test 2016-12-27 05:31:00

    test

    sarthak 2016-07-11 06:44:39

    hello from the otherside

    Bplv 2016-05-27 01:04:14

    Nice one!

    Sachet 2016-04-10 08:03:32

    I use Sublime text but atom looks more cool.