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Brackets vs Kakoune: What are the differences?

Brackets: 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; Kakoune: Vim inspired — Faster as in less keystrokes — Multiple selections — Orthogonal design. Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode..

Brackets and Kakoune belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Brackets are:

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

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

  • Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
  • Powerful selection manipulation primitives
  • Powerful text manipulation primitives

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Brackets over the competitors, whereas "Fast editing" was stated as the key factor in picking Kakoune.

Brackets and Kakoune are both open source tools. Brackets with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kakoune with 4.85K GitHub stars and 354 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 Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.
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          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.
          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.
          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.
          Vim
          Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
          Notepad++
          Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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          How developers use Brackets and Kakoune
          Avatar of Ademir Nuno
          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.

          Avatar of Tim De Lange
          Tim De Lange uses BracketsBrackets

          Used for rapidly creating html mockups.

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          WorldGaming uses BracketsBrackets

          Front end and NodeJS development.

          Avatar of Jonas Funcke
          Jonas Funcke uses BracketsBrackets

          Texteditor

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