Brackets vs Neovim: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Neovim? Vim's rebirth for the 21st century. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.
Brackets and Neovim 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, Neovim provides the following key features:
- More powerful plugins
- Better GUI architecture
- First-class support for embedding
"Beautiful UI" is the top reason why over 46 developers like Brackets, while over 23 developers mention "Modern and more powerful Vim" as the leading cause for choosing Neovim.
Brackets and Neovim are both open source tools. It seems that Neovim with 32K GitHub stars and 2.33K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Brackets with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Brackets has a broader approval, being mentioned in 36 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Neovim, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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Rapid small editions on code and markdown texts. Greate for simple projects with not so many files.