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BBEdit vs Brackets: What are the differences?

Developers describe BBEdit as "A proprietary text editor for macOS". It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data. On the other hand, Brackets is detailed as "A modern, open source text editor that understands web design". With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Try Creative Cloud Extract (preview) for Brackets for an easy way to get clean, minimal CSS straight from a PSD with no generated code.

BBEdit and Brackets can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.

Brackets is an open source tool with 30K GitHub stars and 6.43K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Brackets's open source repository on GitHub.

easygenerator, MaGIC, and PlanHW are some of the popular companies that use Brackets, whereas BBEdit is used by LIVE IT, AppUp.io, and Sourcegraph. Brackets has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 245 developers stacks; compared to BBEdit, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of BBEdit
Pros of Brackets
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    • 51
      Beautiful UI
    • 40
      Lightweight
    • 25
      Extremely customizable
    • 20
      Free plugins
    • 13
      Live Preview
    • 13
      Free themes
    • 8
      Clean
    • 7
      Easy
    • 6
      Integration with photoshop
    • 4
      Perfect for web development
    • 4
      Simple
    • 4
      Fast
    • 2
      Awesome UI
    • 2
      Clean UI
    • 2
      Code suggestions

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    Cons of BBEdit
    Cons of Brackets
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      • 3
        Not good for backend developer
      • 1
        You have to edit json file to set your settings.
      • 1
        Bad node.js support

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      What is BBEdit?

      It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.

      What is Brackets?

      With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.

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      What are some alternatives to BBEdit and Brackets?
      TextMate
      TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
      Sublime Text
      Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
      Atom
      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
      UltraEdit
      It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
      Visual Studio Code
      Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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