A Community-led Hyper-Hackable Text Editor

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Cross-platform Editing

Pulsar works across operating systems. Use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.

Built-in package manager

Search and install new packages or create your own right from Pulsar.

Smart Autocompletion

Pulsar helps you write code faster with a smart and flexible autocomplete.

File system browser

Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.

Multiple panes

Split your Pulsar interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files.

Find and replace

Find, preview, and replace text as you type in a file or across all your projects.



Welcome to all new visitors!

This project is still very new and the team is still working hard on a number of areas of the whole project. That includes the website, package repository and GitHub organisation as well as the editor itself.

The below is just some items that we are currently working on that might answer any questions you have at this early stage of the project.

Downloads and Releases

We are constantly working on the editor and maintain both a rolling release and regular release model for our binaries. You can find out more about the difference and download a binary of Pulsar by following this linkopen in new window and following the instructions.

We are looking to support distro repositories such as Debian/Ubuntu repos, Fedora, Snap, Flatpak, Arch/AUR etc. but we need to get to a good point with a stable release before we instigate that so for now the downloadable binaries are the main supported downloads.

Automatic Updates

Currently Pulsar does not support automatic updates. What this means is that new versions will have to be obtained via the Cirrus CI or Download links here on our website. This is something on our roadmap to change as soon as possible.


One of our first and biggest tasks was to replace the closed source Atom.io package repository with our own so that users would still be able to download from the huge package ecosystem

Currently searching and downloading from the package repositoryopen in new window is fully functional but other functions for maintaining packages such as publishing/updating/deleting are in beta. Feel free to publish and update your packages, but if you experience any issues please feel free to report this to the Pulsar Team.


The releases do seem to be working for most people and use cases but if you have any problems then please do let us know in one of our community areasopen in new window or as a GitHub issueopen in new window

Known Issues

  • macOS Performance: Currently performance on MacOS isn't what we hope to achieve. Often times this can be resolved by disabling the github package.

Logos, branding and website design

You may notice a lot of inconsistencies with colors, logos and general website design. We are very aware of this but our main focus is getting everything functional first and sort out the design later as the Atom sunset is fast approaching. We are still waiting on a finalized design for the branding (color schemes, final logo colors etc.) so most of what you see are just placeholders and will likely be updated shortly - the website design will then follow.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for sponsoring our project!