Atom 0.173 just recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.