Sublime Text is a proprietary cross-platform source code editor with a Python application programming interface (API). It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages, and functions can be added by users with plugins, typically community-built and maintained under free-software licenses.

Today, the team behind this amazing product release the new version and we’re happy to say that we love it. What is new about it?  Firstly and most importantly Sublime Text 3 comes with a new UI theme, some great new color schemes, and (tada!) – a new logo/icon. Some of the other highlights are big syntax highlighting improvements, touch input support on Windows, Touch Bar support on macOS, and apt/yum/pacman repositories for Linux. Below, we have listed the most interesting thing about this new version 3:

Top new features

What we love about the new Sublime Text 3 is the all-new Goto Definition. It really works beautifully and makes it super easy to use it. Another great improvement is the new Syntax Highlighter engine which works a lot better from our first texts. This is a noticeable issue in the old versions of sublime and we were always looking for additional packages to include here. Now, the days when you need a new package for this are gone.

The new UI

We wouldn’t call it so… new. While it’s a bit different, the new Sublime Text 3 is not a whole different experience. And that is actually a good questions – do we have room for big, complete changes? Or do we actually need them? The simple, easy to use layout and setup has always been the top point when using this code editor. As you can see from the screenshot below, a bit of new for the left project files sidebar and opened files tab styles. Not a big change, but it’s quite nice.

Is is faster?

In a word? Yes. We felt it from the first seconds, and that even if the old, Sublime Text 2 editor was quite fast as well. It starts a faster, opening new files happens faster and the whole process seems to be at 120% since the last version. It’s just much nicer to work with and the whole experience seems more refined.

Indentation and word wrapping

Other issues that we felt was annoying in the old version were the indentation and word wrapping which always felt like it is not working as good as it could. There is a small improvement in this area as well. The team behind Sublime Text 3 made a good job to improve this, but we feel is not still not perfect in this area.

Licensing

Most probably you know that Sublime Text is not totally free software. Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. Licenses are per-user, rather than per-machine, so you can enjoy Sublime Text on as many computers and operating systems as you wish with your license. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation. If you purchased your Sublime Text license from February 2013 onwards, then it’s already valid for Sublime Text 3.0. If your license key is for Sublime Text 1 or 2, then you can purchase an upgrade.

New logo

Yes, you read that correctly. Sublime Text now has a new logo. While it doesn’t look particularly beautiful or striking, it does the job. We always felt that the old logo was not quite good enough for this awesome editor, so we’re really happy this happened. It’s going to take a bit of time to get used to it though.

 

 Downsides?

We’ll, not many that we found for now. It takes up a bit for space. And it’s going to take a bit of time to get used to the new UI and icon (logo) for sure. Other from that, it’s quite a great update.