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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

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

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

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

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

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

Usability

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

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

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Support Rating

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

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

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Alternatives Considered

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

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

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Return on Investment

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

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

Brackets

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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