When comparing PSPad vs BBEdit, the Slant community recommends PSPad for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” PSPad is ranked 21st while BBEdit is ranked 35th.
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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
Pro Stable development, been around for decades
BBEdit is commercial software, the paid counterpart to their free application Textwrangler. Though BBEdit comes off as pricey, this allows for stable and consistent updates from the developers. BBEdit has been around since 1992.
Pro Can open very large files
Pro Great customer support
The developer is very responsive to bug reports and feature suggestions.
Pro Just about every feature is already built in
No searching for plug-ins that may or may not work.
Pro Built-in FTP/SFTP browser
BBEdit can open files directly from, and save them to, any available FTP server. It can also open and save files directly via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol).
Pro Great JAMStack environment
You can build the static site of your dreams without needing any external assistants. Although it does not process LESS, SASS, or SCSS files, BBEdit's includes are very powerful.
Con Windows only
It's only available for Windows.
Con No code folding
Does not support code folding.
Con No content assist
It's US$49.99 a single user license