When comparing IntelliJ IDEA vs Frost, the Slant community recommends IntelliJ IDEA for most people. In the question“What are the best Markdown editors for OS X?” IntelliJ IDEA is ranked 23rd while Frost is ranked 33rd.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Great Java Support
Pro A good editor for test-driven development
Pro Markdown support with preview
Pro Supports PHP quite well
Pro Great TypeScript support
Really good support for importing classes, libraries, etc. into a typescript class. Making it easy to do TDD.
Pro Good BASH script support
Pro Angular CLI support
Pro Made by developers for developers
It can make one more efficient, but also can get one way too used to shortcuts, autocomplete, and easy debugging.
Pro Downloading option
This writing platform has the ability to download the written content in the form a .txt file with a single click.
Pro Completely free to use
All the themes and features of this platform are free of cost. So it's basically a no-brainer for anyone who prefers to write in a minimalistic space with high quality music!
Pro Ad-free Music
The music which is played here is completely ad-free. So one isn't bothered with ads every other minute!
Pro Multiple Themes
There are multiple themes which allow the user to write in whatever atmosphere he wants to write in.
Pro Ambient Music and Individual Fonts
There are various themes, each having a different font and ambient music mix.
Con Is not free
But it does have a free version (Community Edition).
Consumes more resources than VSCode etc. But depending on your use-case, it can still be worth it for the benefits you get with this editor.
Con Autocomplete does not work while IntelliJ is indexing
But this, in general, is not much of an issue. Usually after npm install, etc.