How To Download & Install the Atom Text Editor

By Nic •  Updated: 10/29/21 •  2 min read

The Atom Text Editor is a very simple text editor that you can use to code pretty much anything you want. It is also very customizable letting you change every aspect of the text editor via some simple configuration files. We use this for editing config files and HTML files in addition to CSS. However, Atom is completely compatible with everything from PHP to Phython to Javascript. So, without anymore delay, let's go ahead and learn how to download and install the Atom Text Editor!

NOTE: Atom has been discontinued. Instead, we recommend VSCode.

How To Download & Install the Atom Text Editor

Atom Text Editor Download Page

Step 1) Download Atom

The first thing you need to is download Atom. You can find the download link for Atom at the button above. You can also click here to get too the Atom download page. Once you are on the download page, just click the yellow download button. The Atom installer will then download.

Atom Text Editor Installation

Step 2) Install the Atom Text Editor

With it downloaded, we can now go over how to install Atom in order for you to start coding with it. Start of by double-clicking to open the setup file you downloaded. Atom will then start installing automatically. It really is that simple. Once it is finished, Atom will open.

Atom Text Editor Core Settings

Step 3) Change Some Settings & Customize Atom

With Atom downloaded, you can change the settings and truly make it your own. In my opinion, this is one of the best parts of Atom as a text editor. To do this, click on ‘file' and ‘settings'. You will then see all of the different things you can change. From more general core settings to keybindings to themes to custom add on packages, your options for customization are endless with Atom.

Congrats! You now know how to get Atom. If you have any issues getting Atom, let us know in the comments. We will try to help you fix any issues you are having!


I have been playing and modding Minecraft since 2010. In 2014, I started getting interested in creating Minecraft servers and teaching people how to do it online. This led to thousands of videos covering how to do anything and everything in Minecraft!

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