Install Atom Packages on Mac

To manually install a package for the Atom text editor on a Mac, follow these steps.

  1. Find the package you want to install here:
  2. Open your ~/Username/.atom/packages directory
  3. Clone the Git repo of the package into this packages directory
  4. Done

For example:

  1. I found split-diff to show differences between two files:
  2. $ cd ~/.atom/packages
  3. $ git clone

You will now be able to see the Split-Diff package in the Atom main menu bar under Packages