When comparing ShiftEdit vs Orion, the Slant community recommends ShiftEdit for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” ShiftEdit is ranked 6th while Orion is ranked 28th.
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 Plug-ins including Pixlr image editor
Pro Built for front-end development
Orion was developed specifically for front-end development, making it a strong option for front-end developers thanks to features like syntax validation with ESLint and HTML content assist.
Pro Eclipse-like UI
Orion is developed by Eclipse and shares a lot in common with the Eclipse IDE UI.
Con Not user friendly
Con Non free/libre (proprietary)
Con No runtime environment
Does mostly do file editing, but without good project support, web terminal, build/runtime environment.