Compare Xfce, Visual Studio Code, Notepad++, and PhpStorm

Pricing

 
Businesses and organizations
$ 199 /1st year
$ 159 /2nd year
 
Individual customers
$ 89 /1st year
$ 71 /2nd year
 
Discounted and complimentary licenses
50% for startups
25% for competitive tools users
 
Free Trial Unavailable
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Xfce
Free Trial Unavailable
Visual Studio Code
Free Trial Unavailable
Notepad++
Free Trial Unavailable
PhpStorm
Businesses and organizations
$ 199 /1st year $ 159 /2nd year
Individual customers
$ 89 /1st year $ 71 /2nd year
Discounted and complimentary licenses
50% for startups 25% for competitive tools users
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
9.1
9.2
9.2
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
9.0
9.2
8.5
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.2
9.5
8.2
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
8.6
9.2
8.3
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
6.9
8.5
8.4
8.7
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
8.9
8.9
8.7
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.9
9.5
8.8
8.9
Meets Requirements
Xfce
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Notepad++
9.2
PhpStorm
9.2
Ease of Use
Xfce
8.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Notepad++
9.2
PhpStorm
8.5
Ease of Setup
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Notepad++
9.5
PhpStorm
8.2
Ease of Admin
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Notepad++
9.2
PhpStorm
8.3
Quality of Support
Xfce
6.9
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Notepad++
8.4
PhpStorm
8.7
Ease of Doing Business With
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Notepad++
8.9
PhpStorm
8.7
Product Direction (% positive)
Xfce
8.9
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Notepad++
8.8
PhpStorm
8.9

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
83.3%
41.0%
31.2%
64.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
8.3%
33.0%
32.0%
24.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.3%
26.1%
36.8%
11.3%
Xfce
Small-Business
83.3%
Mid-Market
8.3%
Enterprise
8.3%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
41.0%
Mid-Market
33.0%
Enterprise
26.1%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.2%
Mid-Market
32.0%
Enterprise
36.8%
PhpStorm
Small-Business
64.6%
Mid-Market
24.1%
Enterprise
11.3%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
33.3%
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
24.1%
Computer Software
25.3%
 
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Computer Software
20.2%
Information Technology and Services
22.4%
 
Telecommunications
13.3%
Internet
6.6%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
13.0%
 
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Higher Education
2.8%
Internet
3.9%
Marketing and Advertising
5.5%
 
Program Development
6.7%
Retail
2.0%
Higher Education
3.1%
Program Development
4.3%
 
Other
20.0%
Other
33.0%
Other
44.5%
Other
29.5%
Xfce
Internet
33.3%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Telecommunications
13.3%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Program Development
6.7%
Other
20.0%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Internet
6.6%
Higher Education
2.8%
Retail
2.0%
Other
33.0%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
24.1%
Computer Software
20.2%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
3.1%
Other
44.5%
PhpStorm
Computer Software
25.3%
Information Technology and Services
22.4%
Internet
13.0%
Marketing and Advertising
5.5%
Program Development
4.3%
Other
29.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Ali A.
User

Xfce was genuinely lightweight, on both the hard drive and system resources.

Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

G2 User in Computer Software

I love the shortcut and intuitive nature of Phpstorm. The application has many plugins I can use as needed, for different projects. I love that the shortcuts to open a file, and the simplicity of such shortcuts (where I can add a trailing slash when...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

G2 User

Updates all the time!!!! After an update the software freezes Takes a long time to load

Gema Aji W.
User in Computer Software

The somehow small amount of plugin supported with a cumbersome installation except when using Plugin Manager, lack of cross-platform support since it's based on Scintilla. The lack of any debugging and GIT support built-in made it harder to recommend for...

G2 User in Information Technology and Services

At times, the many features can be a little overwhelming. At around $400, it's also a little pricey.

 
Xfce
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Ali A.
User

Xfce was genuinely lightweight, on both the hard drive and system resources.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Updates all the time!!!! After an update the software freezes Takes a long time to load

Notepad++
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Gema Aji W.
User in Computer Software

The somehow small amount of plugin supported with a cumbersome installation except when using Plugin Manager, lack of cross-platform support since it's based on Scintilla. The lack of any debugging and GIT support built-in made it harder to recommend for...

PhpStorm
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Computer Software

I love the shortcut and intuitive nature of Phpstorm. The application has many plugins I can use as needed, for different projects. I love that the shortcuts to open a file, and the simplicity of such shortcuts (where I can add a trailing slash when...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User in Information Technology and Services

At times, the many features can be a little overwhelming. At around $400, it's also a little pricey.

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