Brackets vs Notepad++: 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, Notepad++ is detailed as "Free source code editor and Notepad replacement". 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.
Brackets and Notepad++ can be categorized 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, Notepad++ provides the following key features:
- Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
- User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding: screenshot 1, screenshot 2, screenshot 3 and screenshot 4
- PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
"Beautiful UI" is the top reason why over 46 developers like Brackets, while over 94 developers mention "Syntax for all languages that i use" as the leading cause for choosing Notepad++.
Brackets is an open source tool with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Brackets's open source repository on GitHub.
Implisit, Adsia, and Capgemini are some of the popular companies that use Notepad++, whereas Brackets is used by WorldGaming, 4RWeb Interactive, and LifeChurch.tv. Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 developers stacks; compared to Brackets, which is listed in 36 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.
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I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.
When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).
Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)
Rapid small editions on code and markdown texts. Greate for simple projects with not so many files.