Tons of Other Features

Atom lets you install lots of other packages, customize your theme, change fonts, etc. etc. and so forth. Feel free to explore. My only caution: Like any software, the more packages/plugins you add, the slower and more prone to errors Atom gets. Be somewhat picky.

So Simple

Compare this whole install process to, say, installing Microsoft Word. Which takes longer?

Uh-huh. That’s what I thought. And that’s why I love working with Atom and Markdown. It’s simple. Give it a shot.

If you have questions or suggestions, leave a comment.

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent. He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More