When comparing ShiftEdit vs Neutron Drive, the Slant community recommends ShiftEdit for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” ShiftEdit is ranked 5th while Neutron Drive is ranked 24th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Low cost, high quality
Pro Revision control
Pro Syntax checking
Highlights syntax errors and automatically fix some errors
Pro Supports multiple file access points
Access files from FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Dropbox, Google Drive or Amazon S3
Pro Supports autocomplete
Code completion for HTML tags, CSS and PHP code assist
Pro SSH support
Allows connecting directly to a server and run commands on that server.
Pro Good Customer Support
Help requests get answered quickly and successfully.
Pro Realtime collaboration
Collaborating with Neutron Docs works similar to Google Docs. You can invite a friend/coworker for pair program or assistance
Pro Syntax highlighting (40+ Language Modes)
Pro LaTeX syntax highlighting
Pro Detailed change tracking
You can enable auto save with changes tracking and get minute to minute tracking of changes. But not good for tracking time spent on a projects because every 30 days or 100 changes gets automatically deleted.
Con Not user friendly
Con Non free/libre (proprietary)
Con Does not support Git
Neutron Drive only saves to Gdrive or a private file server, so there is no github integration.