5 Best React Native Editors For Android and iOS App Development

React Native allows developers to make native mobile app using Javascript. There are so many code editors out there and it becomes a tedious task just to choose a right editor for a particular programming language. Since React Native’s language is Javascript, you don’t need a complicated editor to write your apps. Following are the best editors for React Native:


Atom is a modern text editor which allows hacking to its core. That makes it a robust tool used by developers for all major languages. It has a big community and many useful extensions made by them. Atom can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Package: atom-react-native-autocomplete packageatom-react-native-cssreact-native-snippets.


Nuclide is built upon Atom, which makes it is easy to access and has great community that backs it up. It is a suitable development environment for React Native, Hack and Flow projects. Nuclide’s debugger is developed base on Chrome Developer Tools so you can rely on its robust debugging process.

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a text editor for code, markup and prose. It is free to download to try but it is required developer must pay license fee to continue using. In Sublime Text, you can customize almost everything, from Menus, Snippets, Key Bindings, Snippets, to Macros. Sublime Text work flawless on Windows, Mac, and Linux despite using a custom UI toolkit. It has many great features such as split-screen editing, instant project switching, plugin api, package manager, and many more.

Package: react-native-snippets, babel-sublime

Visual Studio Code

This is an open source and lightweight editor from Microsoft. It supports 3 major operating systems. The editor supports debugging, Git, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring.

Package: ReactNative Tools.


WebStorm is a powerful editor for modern JavaScript ecosystem. it supports Angular, React, Vue.js, Ionic, Cordova, React Native, Node.js, Meteor, and Electron. WebStorm has debuggers, linters, build tools, test runners, REST client, and more tools deeply integrated. Developer can do unit testing with Karma, Mocha, Protractor, and Jest. It has a simple unified UI to work with all version control systems such as Git, GitHub, Mercurial.