I recently installed Sublime Text 3 on my mac and spent a couple of hours reading the doc and installing LaTeX tools. So far my long-time editor has been TeXShop, I have a number of text-expansion tricks that help my workflow quite a bit. I imagine, although I could be wrong, that switching to ST would be a step up once the learning curve is behind me, but I hesitate putting the required time/effort, mainly because I have no idea how much of an improvement that would be (and I understand that I would loose the sync-back pdf->tex from Skim to the editor).

So far most of my editing is for LaTeX source, so I have close to no experience with real programmer's editors (emacs, vi and others), although I tried emacs a couple of times and gave up. Once in a while I use TextWrangler for grep-based search/replace. I do very little programming, so the main reason to learn ST would be for LaTeX.

So my question goes to those who have actually attempted to switch, with or without success.

  1. How long did it take to you to be as efficient with ST as you were with TeXShop?
  2. Did you gain things that were not obvious to you from just reading about ST?
  3. Any particular recommendations?
  4. If you failed, gave up or switched back, why was that?

Thanks !

closed as primarily opinion-based by yo', Paul Gessler, Werner, Gonzalo Medina, Svend Tveskæg Jan 28 '15 at 21:00

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    Hi there. I'm afraid that this is solely asking for people's opinions, which is unsuitable on a question-and-answer site. You may have a better chance on a standard forum such as LaTeX Community. – yo' Jan 28 '15 at 20:29
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    Or you could ask in the chat room! – Joseph Wright Jan 28 '15 at 20:30
  • @yo' Not a question about opinion but rather about real experience. You could conceive subquestion 2 as opinion -- I do not -- and 1/3/4 are clearly not opinion related. I am NOT asking which is best between TS and ST. Anyway, I can rephrase 2 a bit. – A.G. Jan 29 '15 at 3:00
  • @JosephWright Your are right. Still, after searching on the subject quite a bit on the web and finding very little, I tend to think this deserves a question here. – A.G. Jan 29 '15 at 3:04
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    @A.G. Maybe there is misunderstanding about "opinion-based". The answer to the question "how long" or "did you" depends in this case so much on who is answering that it can't be answered objectively. – yo' Jan 29 '15 at 9:12