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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Flex

If your site is purely animations (like some company timeline from the start of the company to the current date), it's well suited for this use case.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Brackets

Brackets can handle most text editing problems, at least if you have a file small enough that it opens. But with so many free and open-source editors out there, it is easy to have multiple tools that fit specific niches. If you are editing HTML and CSS, get Brackets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Flex

  • Highly advanced UI platform, well suited for building enterprise applications.
  • Cross browser issues do not exist as it runs the same on every browser via Flash Player.
  • Animations are something that comes out of the box.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Brackets

  • The Live Preview feature is extremely helpful. You can make tweaks to your CSS and then see how it affects the pge you're coding.
  • The recently added file tree feature is really a time saver. You can move files with a drop and drag feature without ever minimizing the program.
  • One of my favorite features is the ability to update the core program with extensions. Some of the extensions are simple, like adding themes, while others are a offer a little more assistance like creating Lorem Ipsum text for you.
William Ruthrauff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Flex

  • It's heavy as it needs to load the Flash plugin first before rendering anything to the user.
  • Not future ready as there is no support for mobile and tablet platforms.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Brackets

  • Can be a little slow to open and render larger files at times relative to a similar application running on the same computer.
  • Some plugins have performance or quality issues (not the fault of Brackets per se, but with the ecosystem of extensions).
  • Color schemes, styling ease of use could be improved. For example, provide out-of-the-box schemes like "high-contrast, night-time, bold."
Jeff Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Flex

No score
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Brackets

Brackets 8.0
Based on 1 answer
As far as usability, text editors are about as simple as you can get in the GUI world. The little features that make Brackets unique are intuitive enough that you don't really need a manual to find them and come to rely on them. If anybody knows enough about coding and markup enough to be looking for different editors, they will be up to speed before the download finishes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Flex

No score
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Brackets

Brackets 8.7
Based on 9 answers
Brackets has a very extensive support site. Everything is organized nicely for easy navigation. If you can't find an answer you can easily file an issue with them and they will be quick to respond. What's cool is you can also message them on Slack, if you request an invite first. Slack is a very popular program right now so it's great having that integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Flex

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Brackets

Brackets is an open-source IDE and free to use. It is specifically used for developing web applications that provide brackets an edge over the other available IDE in industry. There are more features available in Brackets as compared to other IDE. Being, Open-source, It is updated very frequently, improving the overall quality of the software.
Kunal Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Flex

  • Our users have a great positive feedback from the UI point of view.
  • The ease of use of the application had doubled our existing user base.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Brackets

  • ROI is great. The version of the tool we are using is free so not a whole of lot “investment” went into it. And the work we can accomplish with it more than makes up for the “cost.”
  • The ease of use makes it simple for anyone new to the tool to start using it and contributing to the project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Flex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Brackets

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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