I’ve used Atom in the past but could never stick with it. It doesn’t handle large files very well and can take a while to open if your previous session had a large project open.
I installed Atom Beta after GitHub announced full GitHub integration was going to Atom. This was something I have wanted for a long time. A lot of code editors have Git integration but nothing on the level of what GitHub are building into Atom.
I know GitHub is not Git but as I host all my code GitHub it might as well be in my case. I used to work with some people who hosted on BitBucket but my involvement in that is now over.
On top of the GitHub integration Atom has introduced a new core theme called One (One Dark and One Light) There make Atom look at home on my mac and that is important. I spent 8 – 12 hours a day looking at this application.
Now this is a beta and while the current release is stable that doesn’t guarantee future releases are. GitHub are working fast on Atom as soon as version 1.18 ships I will be switching to the stable build.