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Score 9.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Sublime Text is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Sublime Text

91%
53 Ratings
8.4

TextPad

84%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Sublime Text

100%
1 Rating

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Sublime Text

89%
4 Ratings

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Sublime Text

90%
2 Ratings

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Sublime Text

100%
2 Ratings

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Sublime Text

90%
20 Ratings
8.8

TextPad

88%
4 Ratings

Configurability

10.0

Sublime Text

100%
1 Rating

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

7.0

Sublime Text

70%
1 Rating

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Sublime Text

80%
1 Rating

TextPad

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sublime HQ

My CMS has a small window in which I can edit custom HTML/CSS. It can be expanded some, but not as much as I would like. It also displays all code as dark text on a white background. On a page where I am doing extensive custom coding, it is helpful to see it in a larger window and in a color-coded display so that I don't have to strain my eyes as hard. Especially when I'm trying to scan for specific elements and target issues and so that I don't have to scroll endlessly in a tiny window.
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Open Source

I like the macro feature for transforming text. For example, taking a CSV file of data and quickly turning it into a set of SQL "insert" statements. Also, useful for this is the find/replace feature using regular expressions such as taking a URL QueryString and breaking all the parameters into separate lines and perhaps sorting them for review.
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Pros

Sublime HQ

  • It is very light and boots up instantaneously.
  • It has tons of plugins that will help you to customize sublime entirely according to your needs and thereby is not bloated
  • Package control is really easy to work with and most plugins can be installed in 2 just clicks.
  • Free version has nearly all the features of the paid version.
  • Its User Interface is simple and makes it easy to located many features.
  • It gives you a ton of control over your ide setting through User-settings where you can customize almost everything.
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Open Source

  • Quick to load.
  • Very fast searching algorithm for finding and replacing text.
  • Macros are very useful.
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Cons

Sublime HQ

  • Plugins are easier to use and less complicated but transferring your license to a new computer isn't as simple as it sounds.
  • Sublime has an automatic file comparison feature, but it's challenging to use and should be improved.
  • Adding the ability to mark or highlight the text with different colors would be an excellent application.
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Open Source

  • I would like a "delete non-bookmarked lines" so I can skip the "invert bookmarks" step.
  • The "Compare Text Files" could be streamlined to compare text in 2 tabs without going through the save steps.
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Pricing Details

Sublime Text

Starting Price

$80

Editions & Modules

Sublime Text editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Business$80.001

Footnotes

  1. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

TextPad

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

TextPad editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Sublime HQ

    I love this application. It has helped to improve my work. Also, I became so used to the shortcuts that It's hard for me to change to another editor.
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    Open Source

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Sublime HQ

    This is a programmers tool. As such a lot of the features and benefits are lost on a non-technical user. To get the most out of the tool you need to have a basic crash course in how it works and what it can do. The documentation and community are good, but it takes a bit of time to get up to speed.
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    Open Source

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Sublime HQ

    It has many handy hacks and shortcuts which enhances its performace.
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    Open Source

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Sublime HQ

    Never had to use their customer support before. There is ample documentation online so it's straightforward to find a solution to any problem you might encounter. For example, I needed to convert a string of HTML code to a properly formatted HTML file to "modify." Easy to do when there are so many users of the product who have needed to do that same thing before.
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    Open Source

    I never had to use support, so I can't answer this. I would hope that it is good though.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Sublime HQ

    We've used both Notepad++ and Atom; both are great but nothing really beats the Sublime Text UI; super intuitive and friendly and does everything you need without overwhelming you with stuff you don't. Other options are free, but for our organization, it was well worth the small license cost for the persistent use of a great product.
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    Open Source

    When you want to quickly edit a file, TextPad starts up quickly and has many features over Microsoft Notepad. Visual Studio Code is an alternative in that it is full-featured and will edit text files but is slower at startup. I prefer the macro feature in TextPad due to its simplicity.
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    Return on Investment

    Sublime HQ

    • Sublime Text has helped me to focus on specific tasks, cutting out the clutter that many other IDEs have. As such, it has helped me be a more productive employee because I don't get dazed by hundreds of buttons. I can focus on just the code.
    • Sublime Text is so affordable that it's a no-brainer to have an extra tool in your toolset.
    • The Search features of Sublime Text are so useful that it has saved me a great amount of time compared to using Find & Replace menus in Xcode, Android Studio, or Eclipse.
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    Open Source

    • Made my job easier, so I would say it had a positive return on investment. Especially for it's overall low cost.
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