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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BBEdit

I'm primarily a graphic designer who does occasional web development. For me, BBEdit works very well. I use it both for developer projects (editing code, editing system files) and for general text processing (cleaning up, formatting, or extracting text). I like that it offers real-time previews of edits to web project files. It comes with some nice editor themes and supports adding more or customizing them. I expect that for some coders, it will be inadequate. It is not an IDE. On the other end of the spectrum, someone who expects an experience more like Microsoft Word will be very disappointed; or if they wanted something more along the lines of Windows Notepad, they may find it to be overkill. It is an ASCII text editor with many advanced commands and tools built-in.
Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

My typical use is to edit HTML and CFM pages from prior projects, and use them to create new ones. So, I rarely use the tools for designing pages provided in this application. I have found the ability to preview a page very useful. I am aware of numerous features in this editor, that simpler editors would not provide. It has proven to be a great fit for my use.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BBEdit

  • BBEdit remembers what I had open, so I never have to worry about losing work when I accidentally close the software. It will hold onto information almost indefinitely, so that the next time I open a program, I can access the information that I may have forgotten to save. Thankfully, its save function is also very simple to use, so I recommend still saving your work as needed.
  • Scripts are the most important aspect of BBEdit for the company I work for. Being able to import scripts and create new ones all in the same location are great.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

  • Easy to use editing features
  • Helpful analysis of code, and useful suggestions for corrections
  • Very useful split-screen preview of HTML code
  • Wizards to guide inserting tables, links, images, audio etc.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BBEdit

  • The cost of this product has just become too much for the functionality that most people need. You can find free or $10 tools that do what most people need to do.
  • The BBEdit program has lots of functionality, but could it be too much? Are there too many options?
  • It seems that there are too many upgrades.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

  • Maybe I could list a con if my use of it was more diverse and consistent. It does everything and more for my purposes, and in ways I Iike very much.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BBEdit

BBEdit 9.4
Based on 9 answers
I've been using BBEdit — no joke — for nearly three decades now. Believe it or not, I'm still getting "upgrade pricing" 13 versions later. Bare Bones' support has always been stellar, and pricing continues to be affordable compared to similar tools.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

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Alternatives Considered

BBEdit

BBEdit wins over TextEdit every time. They are as different as chalk and cheese. I am so glad we moved to BBEdit.
Kevin O'Grady | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

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Return on Investment

BBEdit

  • It saves me time, not only with web projects, but even with design, when I want to strip out formatting in text, I bring it in to BBEdit to clean it up.
Audrey Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

  • This editor certainly saves time in reducing my need to know and/or check coding minutiae.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BBEdit

General

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

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

General

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

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