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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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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 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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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.
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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.
Emacs
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Decisions about Brackets and Notepad++
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Web UI Developer at Globant | 3 upvotes 58.1K views
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Atom
Atom
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
Vim
Vim
Notepad++
Notepad++
React
React
Flutter
Flutter
TypeScript
TypeScript
#RESTfulAPI
#Microsoft

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.

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Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++Notepad++

When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).

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Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)

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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.

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Thyago Rafael uses BracketsBrackets

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

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BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
  • syntax highlighting
  • find
  • highlight selected text
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Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

First thing I install on a new windows box.

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Tim De Lange uses BracketsBrackets

Used for rapidly creating html mockups.

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Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

Used as a basic text and code editor.

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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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