Lime Text

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3.7 out of 5 stars

Lime Text is a powerful and elegant text editor primarily developed in Go that aims to be a Free and open-source software successor to Sublime Text.

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Lime Text review by Raj T.
Raj T.
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"Great Open Source Text Editor"

What do you like best?

Lime text is a open source , free to use unlike sublime text . It is very useful , powerful , clean . It has a sleek and power User Interface as compared to sublime text . It is very light weight by default . It also removes every UI element so that you can focus on code.

What do you dislike?

We have to build lime from source , which may be out of many people's skill level . As it is an open source still many bugs are not yet solved .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lime is an open source software so bug fixes might take some time .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We basically write HTML , CSS , PHP and javascript code in Lime Text . We can also run the code by just pressing a key .

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Lime Text review by Sanjay Haresh K.
Sanjay Haresh K.
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"Lime text - Open source"

What do you like best?

It is a nice effort to provide an open source alternative to sublime text. The community can contribute and develop for lime-text to get it there faster and resolve issues faster.

The best thing I like is that it is faster than the atom text editor.

What do you dislike?

Although open source, the progress has been very slow and the issues are not being addressed in a way that someone would want any open source software to be. Although it is available on github, there are not many people to contribute to it.

Since Lime Text is still in development, it is significantly lacking in it's efficiency and usefulness as a code text editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Atom is a better alternative which is slower than this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Text editing. HTML. CSS. JavaScript. Note keeping.

What Text Editor solution do you use?

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Lime Text review by Dinesh P.
Dinesh P.
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"An open source alternative text editor to sublime and slow atom"

What do you like best?

Its open source so it comes at a cost that is cheap and yet has a community built , that focuses on its maintenance and development .

What do you dislike?

It is faster than atom but it is definitely slower than sublime . Recently , its development has slowed down and sublime has started the development at faster rate . We developers need open source software more !

Recommendations to others considering the product

Well guys , as i always say in my other reviews , do try open source software because they are free and yet they are good , some of them are really good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it for web development , mainly web designing in css , html and javascript . I was introduced to program in my internship in indicium hub , after that did not really use it much.

Lime Text review by Akash A.
Akash A.
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"Perfect Open Source Text Editor"

What do you like best?

The best thing about this is that it is free to use. It has a very good user interface when compared to sublime text. The color choosing for various languages is pretty good and distinguishable.

What do you dislike?

we will feel little buggy while using this. little bit improvements and this will be the best. if these problems are solved then this will be the best among the competitiors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone should try this out. This is free and is open source text editing which makes it the hot favourites among them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main goal of my text editor is to be help me write texts without feeling tired. This open source text editor is really helping me out to work more than before.

Lime Text review by Erick B.
Erick B.
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"Still not ready, and difficult to install but has potential "

What do you like best?

I like the philosophy of Lime Text, I have used sublime text in the past for about 2 years. The problems are very clear, it's not open source, there is really just one guy in charge of developing Sublime-Text!

So LimeText being open source will handle this problem. The community will be able to contribute and speed up the development of plugins much quicker.

The best part about LimeText(if you actually get it working), it that it's fast! Today it's main contender is the Atom editor, which in itself is probably the best. But it is relatively slow since it's build using web technology. The backend of LimeText uses the Go programming language. It's much faster, which is the main reason people love SublimeText

What do you dislike?

So far the progress of this project has been very slow. I don't think people are so excited about it and although I think it will be stable at some point, don't expect it to be any time soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are still using Sublime Text 3 and Love the product, I would suggest to go to Github and star LimeText. In the future you will be able to do everything you can with SublimeText, but you will get faster updates and it will be free :D .

As of today, if you're a working developer, I would just consider you try and play around with it, but that's as far as I'll go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main goal of my text editor is to be able to just get on my computer and instantly be able to make edits to my source files. Be it log files or just quick PHP files. LimeText surely has the speed needed for this.

Lime Text review by Athul S.
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"Best Text Editor"

What do you like best?

It has syntax highlighting for almost any language which is very use full for programmers to correct syntax.

smooth to use and don't crash. Has a best UI.

What do you dislike?

There is no executable stand-alone installers and the user needs to install by themselves.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lime Text is the best Text editor i ever used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Really helpful for web-designing.And writing other programs.

Lime Text review by Aung Thu Rha H.
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"Sublime Text but Free and hackable editor"

What do you like best?

It's super easy to adapt for hard-core ST users. As for Go developers, this is a must-know text editor to use and contribute. The super user can customize the front-end with several technologies and compatibility with Sublime Text plugins make most of the users to try it.

What do you dislike?

A bit buggy and still in alpha stage. The UI still needs to polish but the back-end is almost robust. There is no executables stand-alone installers and the user needs to build and install by themselves.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you like an alternative of Sublime Text and Atom is not your taste, try Lime Text and you will enjoy it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't want to buy a beta Sublime Text text editor and want to avoid the annoying "buy this product" option, this is a editor of choice for me at this moment.

Lime Text review by Noel B.
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"Lime text - one of the best text editors known to existence"

What do you like best?

One of the best features of Lime text is its many extensions! Lime text is an extremely extensible editor, and as such, its feature set doesn't stay constrained to just "what comes in the box." Instead, items like multi-edit, Git support, and many others, allow Lime to continually keep ahead of competing editors.

What do you dislike?

I wish Lime could load a little bit faster, especially with a fair amount of extensions installed, Lime can sometimes be a little slow to start.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give Lime text at least a month or two within your team. Given time, one can easily see how productivity is increased once the user level of the editor has increased with time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lime has increased productivity with my team by at least a few percentage points just in the 3 months alone that we've been using it. Features like multi-edit really boost speed when it comes to refactoring existing code, for example.

Lime Text review by Helen J.
Helen J.
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"Waa Great Until it Wasn't"

What do you like best?

The interface for code was an amazing tool to have. Never cost anything to use, hated when there became so many issues with python's interface

What do you dislike?

I had a security breach using this API that almost sent me out of business. This was am excellent code app until then.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You have to start from scratch when using Lime since it is an open source which requires great skill. Lots of bugs and kinks to work out when using.

Lime Text review by Benjamin W.
Benjamin W.
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"Coming along nicely, but still light years from being a Sublime Text replacement."

What do you like best?

As an open-source advocate, user, and developer, I appreciate the fact that Lime Text is open-source.

What do you dislike?

Since Lime Text is still in development, it is significantly lacking in it's efficiency and usefulness as a code text editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Contribute to the development of Lime Text by testing these early-development releases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Switching from proprietary to open-source software can save money as well as allow for more customization.

Lime Text review by Kelvin L.
Kelvin L.
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"Fine text editor"

What do you like best?

It is simple, runs very smoothly, and the color choosing for the language syntax is good.

What do you dislike?

The development of lime text is not completed yet. So, there are still some rooms of improvements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming.

Lime Text review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great free/open source version of sublimetext"

What do you like best?

This is an open source alternative to SublimeText with no nag screens at all! It has all of the same functionality and a great UI.

What do you dislike?

It's not as crazy feature-packed as VIM, but what is?

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great open-source text editor but really up to your tastes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write my code in Lime Text for email and web projects.

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