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Review Roundup

If you’re just starting to look into Sublime Text, and want to hear what others think, have a look at these recent reviews:

  • Review 1:

    “The first impression that Sublime Text gives is that it’s beautiful.”

  • Review 2:

    “ingeniously wicked project management … using it is like googling inside your project.”

  • Review 3:

    “Sublime Text is a text editor for Windows intended to be used by programmers, developers, and in fact anybody who needs to work with text.”

Update: Here are a few more reviews for perusal:

  • Review 4:

    “…you won’t find anything more Zen than this text editor.”

  • Review 5:

    “Full screen mode in this application does full justification for the term used.”

Jon Skinner


  1. How about a portable version (i.e. USB-stick friendly)?

    Comment by Caleb — October 17, 2009 @ 3:03 am

  2. There isn’t a separate download for a portable version, but Sublime Text does support running off of a USB key – just copy the Program Files\Sublime Text directory to the USB key after installing, and run with the –data flag (see the FAQ for more details)

    Comment by Jon Skinner — October 17, 2009 @ 4:31 am

  3. You have gotten a positive review from Lifehacker as well:

    Comment by Daniel Baucom — October 17, 2009 @ 11:49 am

  4. Amazing editor. This seems to be the silver bullet for a lightweight, rich programming editor.

    Fantastic work, Jon. (I may even buy a license!)

    Comment by kez — October 20, 2009 @ 12:47 am

  5. Amazing!!!!!!! Very Cool editor!!!!!
    So lightw8 n rich programmin editor.
    Nothin more to say

    Comment by Mridul Singhai — October 22, 2009 @ 1:36 am

  6. This is by far and away the best editor I have ever used. I own a copy of e and this just blows it out of the water.

    Amazing! Keep up the great work!

    Comment by Ross — October 22, 2009 @ 3:39 am

  7. Hi,

    Congratulations to your nice reviews! Your app deserves all the good publicity.

    I’m currently at a friend’s house. He’s got his MacBook in his lap, coding something in TextMate.

    And, since I left my MacBook Pro at home, I’m stuck here at his PC. So I took the opportunity to try Sublime Text (first heard about it on Twitter:

    Two things are on my mind:

    1). Wonderful work! Exciting. Cool looks, and I really like the concept. I’ve only tried Sublime Text for thirty minutes, but it’s really a nice text editor.

    Finally, there’s a wonderful text editor for Windows, too!

    I won’t compare it to other top-notch text editors, like TextMate, SubEthaEdit and Coda — available exclusively for Mac OS X.

    They are all incredible — they are refined and easy to use — yet extremely powerful.

    Sublime Text appears both exciting and promising. It’s a fresh concept. But it’s not fair to compare it to editors you’ve used for years…

    2). Do you have any plans of porting Sublime Text to Mac OS X? That would be wonderful, and I for one would buy it at once.

    Currently, I wouldn’t buy Sublime Text. It’s reasonable priced, it’s not that. It’s just that I use Mac so much more.

    And a lot of (web) developers do. Also, Mac OS X users are not afraid of buying great apps. We find cool, unique apps and if we like them, we buy them. We’re used to that. It’s that simple.

    I really think you’d benefit from making a Mac OS X version of Sublime Text.

    So, if you ever do consider making a Mac version of Sublime Text, please let me know. :)

    Comment by Björn Sackemark — October 25, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

  8. Just started using it today and it is, in fact, quite beautiful. I’ve been a long-time UltraEdit user on Windows and Textmate on the Mac. Very nicely done.

    I’d like to see more advanced “search/replace” options, however. Search/replace through all open files or within a directory on one’s harddrive would be nice.

    Comment by dep — November 3, 2009 @ 10:25 am

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