See also intent-specific workflow tips at, e.g. latex, academic writing.
What scope is my current document?
I don’t know, run
Editor: Log Cursor Scope.
symbol-tree-view for bearable navigation between definitions.
teletype enables generic live collaborative document editing
tl;dr if a pane has an italic header, double click on it to keep it.
Not an extension, but be aware the pending pane feature is handy but will confuse the crap out of you if you expect Atom not to try to guess whether you want to look at a file temporarily or permanently.
Atom as a platform
People can and do build whole IDEs in atom.
Nuclide is Facebook’s extensions to atom for web-centric development. I don’t use it because the web is made of despair, but web people should be aware of it.