amCharts vs Highcharts: What are the differences?
amCharts and Highcharts can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.
Some of the features offered by amCharts are:
- Free or Commercial
- All chart and map types you might need
- Works on all modern browsers and also old IE
On the other hand, Highcharts provides the following key features:
- It works in all modern mobile and desktop browsers including the iPhone/iPad and Internet Explorer from version 6
- Free for non-commercial
- One of the key features of Highcharts is that under any of the licenses, free or not, you are allowed to download the source code and make your own edits
"Mock-up tools" is the primary reason why developers consider amCharts over the competitors, whereas "Low learning curve and powerful" was stated as the key factor in picking Highcharts.
Highcharts is an open source tool with 8.75K GitHub stars and 2.31K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Highcharts's open source repository on GitHub.