Code editors comparison: Dreamweaver vs jEdit vs PSPad vs Notepad++ vs Sublime

on September 8, 2010
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A quick comparison on different code editors. I stick with Dreamweaver although it has so many bugs that make me consider other options. jEdit has a lot of functionalities but relies on Java. PSPad is small, flexible and portable. Notepad++ has tons of features and it’s lightweight too.

Dreamweaver jEdit PSPad Notepad ++ Sublime
Price £240-£420 Free Free Free Free unlimited trial
(or £46)
Code view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Design view Yes No No No No
Browser preview Yes No Yes No No
Text helpers (autocomplete, shortcuts…) Yes! No Yes Yes Yes!
Themes (code highlighting) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Debugger Yes No No Plugin Yes
FTP Yes Yes No (really buggy, not functional) Plugin Plugin
Version control Yes No No No Plugin
Plugins Yes (but not common) Yes! (a lot) Yes Yes Yes! (a lot)
Open Source No Yes (Java) No Yes No
Support Yes! Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portable No No Yes! Yes! Yes!
Overall rating 8 6 7 9

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  • nrgizee says:

    DepositFiles has a limit of 300MB for unregistered and 2GB for free accounts.

    Impressive list dude, thanks for sharing! Stop SOPA!

  • Xavi Author says:

    @nrgizee: Updated info. Thanks!

  • david says:

    Great list (except filesonic they closed down today), here’s one more, been using them for a few months already. They’re fairly large and IMHO one of the best sites for free users. has 1GB upload size limit, 500GB account space, no wait times, no captcha, resumable links, 180 days storage time.

  • mohit1715 says:

    how can i find the links in jubmofiles .
    or any search engine with jumbofiles server .

    plz help me.

  • 123 says:

    Quite a few of these are US based sites, I wouldn’t use those considering US authorities have more influence and power/control over whomever uses them.

  • Mili says:

    I’ve been hearing lately about this jumbofiles online storage, 500 gb is quite a lot, is it really free? if it is, I must say it’s pretty awesome and totally worth trying. speaking of which, i remembered this audials anywhere soft you can do file sharing with, between you and other people (browse, download from their collection etc.) -> I don’t think they released it yet but it’s good to keep in mind just in case

  • sletrock says:

    impressive list man, but you don’t have listed?! LOL. no need to signup, no wait times, and super fast!

  • Miss Andrea Borman. says:

    I tried FileUp Yours and it was terrible. You cannot upload exe program installer files like you can on most other file sharing sites. And even when I uploaded a ZIP file I had to enter captcha to download MY OWN FILE! Even though I was logged into my account.And not only that but there was a message displayed by my file saying it could be virus infected,when of course it was not.

    I use file sharing and storage sites to store and share my Windows XP and Windows Vista programs,Windows Movie Maker 2.1,Windows Mail etc.Which I put in a zip file and I can download then onto my Windows 7 computer and I can also share my files with friends.

    Which is not a problem on most sites but on FileUpYours,they don’t want you to store software program installer files,which are either exe or zip. I think it’s for storing mainly pictures.

    Either way I will never use that site,FileUpYours again. And it is also difficult to find the right file site.

    Because most sites will delete your files if you or nobody else downloads then in 30 or 60 days,even if you have a registered account. Unless you upgrade to a paid account, which I don’t want to do.

    And others make you fill in catchpa even if you are logged in. But now I am with Minus and Ge,tt and as long as you log into your account every now and then, they won’t delete any of your files,even if they are not downloaded.They will store then indefinently and there are no catchpas with Ge,tt or Minus.

    Also Media fire will not delete inactive files if you log into your account from time to time. But unfortunately not many sites are as flexible as Ge,tt,Minus or Mediafire I have found.Andrea Borman.

  • John says:

    I use now pretty fast free and no accounts required. I don’t know why they offer premium accounts because everything is without limit. But a limit of 1GB for each file.

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