Friday, November 17, 2017

Atom Portable, a hackable text editor for the 21st Century!
"I came to Atom with a prejudice… the reported slowness and memory hungriness, made me to hesitate to try it… ... That’s the problem with information found on Internet: it quickly becomes stale… ... The minor issues mentioned above doesn’t prevent from using it: the good parts currently balance the bad ones. I will still recommend it. :-)" —Philippe Lhoste, (2015-12-15)
"...overall editor performance has improved drastically over the past year, but it still lags behind other editors." —Clifford Fajardo, (January 24, 2016)
"Bad jokes aside, I was immediately struck by its insane slowness. For a text editor, it really takes a long time to launch! ... Aside from its slowness, and the fact that it eats RAM like an IDE, Atom is really a nice text editor. ... Atom seems to be what I want Emacs to be 1: an editor that’s extensible, mode-less and actively developed even though it is, sadly, just as heavy." —Lorenzo Villani, (06 Sep 2015)
Atom is a text editor that was originally conceived at GitHub as a way to combine the visual appeal of editors like Sublime Text with the extensibility and programmability of Emacs or Eclipse.

Size: 420 MB (440,610,816 bytes) Packed Size: 85.8 MB (89,976,832 bytes)
MD5: 694E37AFBB3AD503A1C53F0C85928563

Size: 455 MB (477,949,952 bytes) Packed Size: 92.2 MB (96,780,288 bytes)
MD5: 0BE625EA10F27BA476C6AC36CD90E2ED

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We remove any additional packages/plugins from this release. You have to download/update it yourself.

Our Takes

This is such a heavyweight text editor—compared to our beloved Notepad++. But, well, it has such a beautiful looks. And makes you feel good using it ;)

Portability Notes

  • Atom writes non essential data to Windows data folders while running.
  • Java portable—if used—writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.


We make use of Gareth Flowers' work, so now it stores everything in the portable Data folder.

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