When comparing PSPad vs NetBeans IDE, the Slant community recommends PSPad for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” PSPad is ranked 21st while NetBeans IDE is ranked 34th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Integrated FTP client
Pro Simple and small
PSPad is simple, small, and lightweight. It's also quite fast.
PSPad is completely free to download and use.
Pro Code highlighting for many languages
PSPad supports code highlighting for several languages.
Pro Accented words
In PSPad, the user can add accents to words.
Pro Integrated HEX editor
NetBeans is a free, GPL-licensed IDE. It can run on any computer with a Java virtual machine. If a computer has a Java virtual machine (JVM), Netbeans can run on it. Netbeans can, therefore, run on a variety of operating systems such as Windows, *nix, and Mac OS.
Pro Multiple revision control system integration
Pro Good refactoring
Pro Good support for integrated Database e Servers (E.g. Tomcat)
Pro Easy to learn
Very easy to learn, unlike e.g. Eclipse (which is probably the most flexible).
Con Windows only
It's only available for Windows.
Con No code folding
Does not support code folding.
Con No content assist
Con Little support for UML
Unless you load extensions.
The Netbeans IDE is known to take a large memory as compared to other lighter IDE's available on the market. The slowdown can decrease productivity and frustrate programmers.