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.