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Brackets vs CotEditor: What are the differences?

Developers describe Brackets 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. On the other hand, CotEditor is detailed as "Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X". CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

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

Some of the features offered by Brackets are:

  • Code Hints from a PSD
  • Inline Editors
  • Live Preview

On the other hand, CotEditor provides the following key features:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

"Beautiful UI" is the top reason why over 46 developers like Brackets, while over 2 developers mention "Excellent support for Japanese encoding" as the leading cause for choosing CotEditor.

Brackets and CotEditor are both open source tools. It seems that Brackets with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K forks on GitHub has more adoption than CotEditor with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.

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.

What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.
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          Ademir Nuno uses BracketsBrackets

          Rapid small editions on code and markdown texts. Greate for simple projects with not so many files.

          Avatar of Thyago Rafael
          Thyago Rafael uses BracketsBrackets

          Used to code PSD > HTML. Used as a replacement for Photoshop.

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          Tim De Lange uses BracketsBrackets

          Used for rapidly creating html mockups.

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          WorldGaming uses BracketsBrackets

          Front end and NodeJS development.

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          Jonas Funcke uses BracketsBrackets

          Texteditor

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