Minimap is one of Atom’s most popular packages, displaying a condensed view of your code for quick navigation. The feature enters your subconscious; you won’t think you’re using it, but you’ll miss it when it’s not there.
When you select a keyword or variable in Sublime Text or Notepad++, all other instances are shown. Highlight Selected brings the feature to Atom and is even better when combined with minimap-highlight-selected.
Merge conflicts is a very helpful tool for finding, previewing, and resolving merge conflicts within your project. It detects the conflict markers left by git merge and overlays a set of controls for resolving each and navigating among them.
Docblockr makes writing documentation faster by detecting the details of the function below it and autofilling much of the comment.
Expose is a file management tool modeled after Mac OSX’s expose feature. With it, you can instantly display all open files as small thumbnails, and switch quickly between them using the keyboard, which can be super helpful when tabs get out of control.
You may have seen CSS hex-color previewers before, but few match Pigments. It parses colors, understands pre-processor variables and even executes color-changing functions.
This may be simple, but I couldn’t live without auto-closing HTML tags: it doubles your mark-up creation velocity! The package allows you to define which tags should complete inline (such as
<li></li>) and which create newline blocks.
Pretty and good for visual grepping, these filetype icons appear next to files in your filetree, fuzzy finder, and tabs. You have the choice of colored or monochrome icons.
Bonus: Activate Power Mode
Activate POWER MODE enables you to write your code in style. Once in power mode, the editor starts shaking as you code which makes you feel Super super COOL and just gets you in the mood to blast out a ton of code. It isn't meant for everyday use. But it is INSANELY COOL.
That's all folks ;)