I’ve used Atom for ages, and have absolutely loved it. Produced several reports for work therein and was really great and intuitive. I changed jobs and didn’t use it for a few months. I have just changed jobs again and thought I’d fire up Atom to help format a very large report for my new place, and atom literally completely crashed my computer when I tried to boot it up, and after half an hour I’ve just tried to open it up again and LITERALLY EVERY PIECE OF WORK I’D EVER DONE IN ATOM WAS CORRUPTED.
So yeah, after time Atom seems to completely degrade, to the point that unless you act, it’ll completely die on you, with any .tex files you may have. I have just lost 4 years worth of work, hundreds and thousands of words of work and now atom won’t even fire up.
I’ve heard very similar stories from several friends that have also used atom in the past. Great at first, then completely degrades (even without hard usage).