Emacs is a highly configurable text editor with wide support and a long history. Some of the things Emacs is good at:
- Editing code (obviously)
- Taking notes (via
- Writing papers (in LaTeX with
- Organizing files
And those are just a few things. Emacs can do anything you want, if you're willing to put in the work to configure it. Or pilfer other people's configurations. That works too. Think of Emacs like a build-your-own editor kit, with a really basic editor available to you out-of-the-box.