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Spacemacs is just a well-configured Emacs distribution with community-sourced best in class plugins and layers selected to take the setup pain out of Emacs. Evil mode gives the Vim bindings and modes for fast editing, while Helm makes everything discoverable to make learning to be more productive s...
Customizations can be made to a wide range of Emacs' functions through a Lisp dialect (Emacs Lisp). A robust list of existing Lisp extensions include the practical (git integration, syntax highlighting, etc) to the utilitarian (calculators, calendars) to the sublime (chess, Eliza).
LT has a plugin manager built directly inside of it. This plugin manager connects to LT's own registry of plugins, so whenever you want assistance while writing your HTML, JS, or even Python, just open up the plugin manager, search for it, and click the little install button beside it's nam...
Contributor for 3 years
ProFast and smart contextual assistance
ProFree version available
ProSupport for many languages
ProLots of plugins
ProIntuitive and slick UI
ProStable and robust
ProClear and detailed documentation
ConBuilt with closed source components
ConLack of plugins
Recommended 3 months ago
ProKeyboard-focused, mouse-free editing
ProIt's also an IDE
ProWorks in terminal or as a GUI application
ProVi keybindings through Evil mode
ProRectangular cut and paste
ProVisual selection and text objects with Evil
ProHas been widely used for a long time
ProSupport multi-line editing, multiple frame, powerful paren, crazy jumping style
ProGTK+ widgets support
ProHelm plugin adds even more power to Emacs
ProEnormous range of functionalities (way beyond simple "text editing")
ProIntegrates planning in your development process
ConLearning curve is long
ConSometimes the extensibility can distract you from your actual work
ConChorded keyboard combinations can be baffling
ProPreconfigured emacs distro
ProVIM Keybindings with EMACS ecosystem
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