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Development Tools

IDE - Sublime Text 2


I just wondering if it is possible to get a free copy of "Sublime Text 2" or do I need to buy it if I like the integrated develop enviroment - IDE ?

I think this is a trial that I have. I just download it from the site.

Sorry for my english. :-)



4 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

its basically a free trial that lasts forever. You will get popups every now and then asking for support, but you dont have to purchase it. If you use it a lot and like it I would encourage you to support the people behind it. T

The version you have is the full version

Thanks for the answer!


Keep it mind that Sublime Text 3 is coming soon

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

The author has been kind enough to allow ST2 purchasers to use their licenses for ST3. So if that's why you were holding out, go ahead and purchase your copy. The FAQ is a bit hidden but thats where you can find it (3rd bullet point)[http://www.sublimetext.com/sales_faq].

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

I agree with Stone in that, if you enjoy it, I would purchase a license once you have the funds available. I used it for about 7 months without a license while I was flat-ass broke but once I got a job I happily shelled out for a license. It's worth it to see the development continue on such a great text editor.

P.S. Sublime Text is considered a text editor. You can add a lot of functionality with packages but it's not quite an IDE even so. An IDE includes all the stuff you need (e.g. editor, console, debugger, compiler, etc) to write code within one program and usually within one window. Thats where the 'Integrated' comes from in 'Integrated Development Enviornment'.

P.P.S. You spell your name funny! haha.

Yes, off course. It´s a text editor and not a IDE.

Thanks ...

I´m from sweden so I spell my name like this but I can spell it like Patrick.


Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

I'm just messing with you Patrick or Patrik is a pretty cool name no matter how it's spelled. :-P