Sublime Text

RATING:

4.7

(1356)

About Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a Windows, Mac, and Linux-based application development solution that helps organizations manage text editing processes for codes, markups, and prose. It allows team members to manage syntax definitions and highlighting using built-in features, such as multi-line constructs, laze embeds, and non-deterministic grammars. Key features of Sublime Text include code auto-completion, debugging, multi-monitor editing, code folding, code refactoring, customizable templates, and more. With the command palette tool, staff members can handle sorting, syntax changing, and indentation updates. It is available on a perpetual license and support is extended via documentation, community forum, FAQs, and other online measures.

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Sublime Text Pricing

Starting price: 

$80.00 one time

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Sublime Text Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Sublime Text

1 - 5 of 1,355 Reviews

Chris

Entertainment, 1 employee

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed December 2021

A great text editor with great customization options

User Profile

Rishi

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2022

Blazing Fast and Powerful Text Editor!

I've been using Sublime Text for over six years, and it's the only text editor that hasn't disappointed me. The best part of using sublime is that it's fast. I don't have to wait for the editor to load. When you fire it up, it's ready to work. Updation of packages and indexing of files on the initial load doesn't slow down the editor or interfere with the functionality. Everything you need in an editor/IDE, sublime already has it. It's been my favorite editor for a long time now.

PROS

There are lots of reasons why I use Sublime Text as my primary text editor - 1. Performance. The editor doesn't lag or crash when I'm working on a large codebase. Switching between multiple tabs or windows doesn't bring any performance issues in the editor. 2. Customization. It's easy to customize and gives complete independence over how I'd like to tweak the whole environment of the editor and set it up according to my needs. 3. UI/UX. I absolutely love the uncluttered interface of Sublime. UX is neat and smooth. The editor feels easy on the eyes. 4. Plugins. The right choice of plugin integration gives you the ability to use STE to its full extent and as a powerful IDE. Custom pane splitting, integrated terminal, executing custom builds, and so on, everything can be added to sublime turning it into a full-fledged IDE. 5. Keybinding. What I like about STE in terms of custom keybinding is that it doesn't overwrite the original keybindings when you set up a new one. In-built and custom keybinding, both can be used interchangeably without any issues. It's helpful in case you forget the newly set ones.

CONS

Deprecated plugin (and plugins for the older versions of STE) availability in the latest version of Sublime doesn't make any sense. They don't work but remain available to install. They're non-functional and slow down/crash the editor. There should be an option to at least filter the plugins (based on the version I'm using) through the package control.

Reasons for switching to Sublime Text

There were no options to change keybindings, so it became less efficient for writing code. It had poor contrast and a noisy user interface.

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed December 2018

Best cross platform code editor for any coder

As a UI developer, I will highly recommend Sublime Text to any coder out there. It will be your daily code editor when you start using it & customize according to your preferences.

PROS

This code editor is very lightweight & usually it's not fill-up your system memory like other coding applications. Also it supports almost any software languages out there. It will also keep the previous state where you left off. Or even when you come back after a system crashed. It supports shortcodes for saved code snippets too. And also Sublime Text is a highly customizable text editor available in the market.

CONS

It doesn't offer code syntax support out-of-the-box. You might have to install several packages from in-built package manager to get some extra support like auto code completion, language syntax support etc. Sometimes it will show a popup message to purchase the product. Even still you are free to use it.

Collin

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2024

A great Text Editor if you dont like Visual Studio Code

If you dont like Visual Studio Code then Sublime Text could be your choice, it has a fair Licensing Cost. Altough it could be not for everyone.

PROS

The Thing we liked most is the Simple UI while still being powerful. Doing Text text edits is fast and easy, and Navigating even the most Complex Folder Structures was not a problem. The Auto Complete was really highlight and made Coding a breeze.

CONS

While having addons, other editors have a better and bigger selection which shows.

Reason for choosing Sublime Text

We wanted a proven solution which Sublime Text certainly was, but at the end of our Test run was not our Cup of Tea.

Lee

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed August 2023

Sublime for it's time

Whilst I enjoyed using Sublime, PHPStorm is a much more capable product straight out of the box.

PROS

Sublime was the perfect basic Text Editor, simple clean interface.

CONS

Unfortunately with build processes advancing over the years, Sublime as a core product no longer met criteria for me. Without plugging in an extensive amount of plugins and extensions.

Reasons for switching to Sublime Text

At the time I made the switch, I was after a simpler interface to develop websites. I've since improved and developed my tech stack and moved on to using PHPStorm