I wrote a small Sublime Text plugin, QuickNewFile. It tries to mimic the Atom editor’s method of creating new files: show an input box for the filename, create the file. This flips Sublime’s method of creating a blank buffer and later saving it. I found Atom’s worked better for me, and it was about the only thing I missed from Atom when I switched back to Sublime.
The basic features:
It’s not on Package Control, but it’s simple to clone the repo to your
Packages folder (see the readme).