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Sublime Text

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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is literally the perfect text editor for coding on a Mac. It's lightweight, intuitive, easy to use, and easy to customize. The free trial "period" is exceptionally generous, and surprisingly noninvasive. Options like seeing which files have changed, and which files have unsaved changes, have saved me countless hours of pulling my hair out over bugs. New versions also have some amazing git integrations and other features that I haven't used but I'm sure are very handy too!
Samer Araabi | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

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.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sublime Text

  • Analyzing large amount of texts like logs is easy due to good searching capabilities
  • Updating big text files is quite easy due to very useful and flexible "find & replace" capabilities
  • The software is super lightweight and is not being "felt" at all in terms of performance
Yaniv Vararu | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

  • Quick to load.
  • Very fast searching algorithm for finding and replacing text.
  • Macros are very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sublime Text

  • In a world of free and open text editors, Sublime Text does ask for donations. You can use the product freely with only a very infrequent popup asking for donations. You can use it however long you like without paying, but it is well worth it to donate to.
  • People not used to the functionality may need a bit of time to get up to speed using the documentation.
  • An integrated terminal would be nice, but that is just a quibble. It's hard to find many cons with Sublime Text.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

  • 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.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sublime Text

Sublime Text 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

No score
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Usability

Sublime Text

Sublime Text 8.8
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Sublime Text

Sublime Text 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It has many handy hacks and shortcuts which enhances its performace.
Divyang Sabhadiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Sublime Text

Sublime Text 8.6
Based on 20 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

TextPad 8.8
Based on 2 answers
I never had to use support, so I can't answer this. I would hope that it is good though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sublime Text

Visual Studio Code was honestly a tough competitor to Sublime for multi-language projects, and ultimately edged it out for some of the teams I worked with. It's library functionality was far superior, it is 100% open source vs ads, and it has a similar speed. PyCharm and WebStorm were better as dedicated IDEs for python and javascript respectively, although Sublime worked better for multi-language projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

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.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sublime Text

  • 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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

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

Pricing Details

Sublime Text

General

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

Sublime Text Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$80.00
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

TextPad

General

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

TextPad Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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