Thursday, September 21, 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: 533 MB (559,300,608 bytes) Packed Size: 90.6 MB (95,088,640 bytes)
MD5: 096DBF40B1B5AAACCB41C56BD98E7F41

Size: 574 MB (602,062,848 bytes) Packed Size: 97.3 MB (102,113,280 bytes)
MD5: A5C9F02F8F393AE723C2ED1464668D8E

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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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