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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.

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 Neovim?

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.
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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 Neovim
    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.

    Avatar of WorldGaming
    WorldGaming uses BracketsBrackets

    Front end and NodeJS development.

    Avatar of flavono123
    flavono123 uses NeovimNeovim

    async python powered plugins

    Avatar of Jonas Funcke
    Jonas Funcke uses BracketsBrackets

    Texteditor

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