When comparing Macchiato vs IntelliJ IDEA, 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 24th while Macchiato is ranked 28th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Does not distract the user
Macchiato does not get in the way. It has a minimalist UI that highlights Markdown syntax.
Pro Support for latest Mac OSX features
Macchiato supports Mac OSX features like fullscreen mode, auto-save and version history.
Pro Great Java Support
Pro A good editor for test-driven development
Pro Supports PHP quite well
Pro Markdown support with preview
Pro Great TypeScript support
Really good support for importing classes, libraries, etc. into a typescript class. Making it easy to do TDD.
Pro Angular CLI support
Pro Good BASH script support
Con Software is somewhat expensive and there's no trial version to test it out
Macchiato costs $19.99 and offers no way of testing the software before buying.
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.
Con Is not free
But it does have a free version (Community Edition).