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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
9.0

The Welkin Suite

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Sublime Text

100%
1 Rating

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Sublime Text

89%
4 Ratings

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Sublime Text

90%
2 Ratings

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Sublime Text

100%
2 Ratings

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Sublime Text

90%
20 Ratings
8.0

The Welkin Suite

80%
2 Ratings

Configurability

10.0

Sublime Text

100%
1 Rating

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

7.0

Sublime Text

70%
1 Rating

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Sublime Text

80%
1 Rating

The Welkin Suite

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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The Welkin Suite

The Welkin Suite is a great IDE compared to the alternatives out there. If you need to code in Salesforce and you want a mostly seamless environment, then The Welkin Suite is the best option available, in my opinion. I have also been using it for Apex Tests and find that the tools are really good for measuring code coverage and highlighting those areas that are uncovered.
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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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The Welkin Suite

  • Local History - Without having to setup GitHub this has been a time saver!
  • AutoComplete
  • Saves the entire project at once
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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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The Welkin Suite

  • It would be nice if IDE feature releases were timed to coincide with Salesforce releases (i.e. make Lightning Web Components available on the day they become available in Salesforce instances).
  • The IDE can be a bit buggy especially when you have several windows of the IDE open to different Salesforce instances at the same time on one machine.
  • Sometimes, when you click to retrieve your data too soon, before the program has a chance to ask you to connect to the instance, it can cause the IDE to freeze.
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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

The Welkin Suite

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

The Welkin Suite 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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    The Welkin Suite

    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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    The Welkin Suite

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Sublime HQ

    It has many handy hacks and shortcuts which enhances its performace.
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    The Welkin Suite

    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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    The Welkin Suite

    In general, when you need support there is someone there to give you an answer. I think there could be an improvement in this area, but it's hard to provide a substantial amount of support for a product that is charging roughly $15 a month. Do I feel I get more than $15 worth of support value when I need to request it? Yes.
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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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    The Welkin Suite

    It's much faster than Eclipse
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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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    The Welkin Suite

    • The ability to recover and compare to local history
    • Reliable vs. open source alternatives!
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