When comparing ShiftEdit vs SourceLair, the Slant community recommends ShiftEdit for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” ShiftEdit is ranked 4th while SourceLair is ranked 6th.
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 Django stack, out of the box
SourceLair provides a minimal Django stack which can be used to host projects and see development results right away. Plus, there's a public link that can be used to share with colleagues or team.
Pro Simple and efficient interface
SourceLair features a very efficient interface, containing only the tools needed, thus providing focus on what's important - code.
Pro GitHub integration
SourceLair lets you log in and sign up with your GitHub account. This enables you to clone your GitHub repos with a single click and start working immediately on them.
Pro Git & Mercurial support
Every software project on sourceLair is backed up by the Source Control Manager of your choice; Git or Mercurial. Clone repos, commit, pull and push changes and work with branches on the cloud without having to install and configure anything or worry about compatibility between your Source Control Manager and the system of your choice.
Pro PHP real-time preview
You can split you editor and watch the result of your code in real time.
Con Not user friendly
Con Non free/libre (proprietary)
SourceLair offers a free plan that allows you one private project. However if you want more projects, the Pro plan is fairly expensive at $8/month ($96/year).