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BrowserSync vs LiveReload: What are the differences?

BrowserSync: Reload all your browsers, every time you hit save. BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free; LiveReload: CSS edits and image changes apply live. CoffeeScript, SASS, LESS and others just work. LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.

BrowserSync and LiveReload can be primarily classified as "Live Reloading" tools.

BrowserSync and LiveReload are both open source tools. BrowserSync with 10.7K GitHub stars and 689 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LiveReload with 1.43K GitHub stars and 180 GitHub forks.

Kriasoft, Reactor Digital, and Zenfulfillment are some of the popular companies that use BrowserSync, whereas LiveReload is used by Startae, Listium, and Contratobook. BrowserSync has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to LiveReload, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

What is BrowserSync?

BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.

What is LiveReload?

LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.

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          What are some alternatives to BrowserSync and LiveReload?
          Webpack
          A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
          Browserify
          Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
          CodeKit
          Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.
          Prepros
          It is an interface tool which handles pre-processing, and other front-end tasks. Its greatest strength is the incredible ease with which it allows you to use pre-processors of various kinds, be they for CSS, HTML or JavaScript.
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          papaver uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

          use it with my front-end projects. awesome for local development, especially styling.

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          Jonathan Yee uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

          to serve my web app during dev

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          varadharaman balasubramanian uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

          live reload across browsers

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          Thomas Readings uses LiveReloadLiveReload

          Theme development

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