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An In-Depth Guide to the Best Modules of Ultimate Addons and PowerPack

Intro

There's a pitched battle for those of us who use Beaver Builder over the addon plugins that extends and enhances the Beaver Builder platform. None more fought over than between the two major module extensions available out there. Ultimate Addons and PowerPack. Each adds more than 60+ enhanced and unique modules to the Beaver Builder library.

They each have their stand out features and modules which is why in the end most developers and designers just install both of them and pick the modules they want from each on. In the end, though is there an all-out winner between the two? I wanted to find so I played around with both as much as I could and created a list for both comparing their modules and extras.

I created a pick list that outlines the modules I think are the best between the two plugins. You can go into your setting screen for both plugins and only show the modules from the list. This helps to clean up those massive module lists and saves you time from figuring which is best and gets you doing what you do best, building sites!

I will try to be as impartial as I can and will try to make updates once a month since both plugin developers are continuously adding new content, a lot of time to seemingly add an equivalent module that the other did earlier. I'll try my best to do so because only the most up to date information are of any worth.

None less It's a great battle to watch and one that only benefits us, developers and designers.

Last update 2/1/2020 - I aim to update at least once a month

  • powerpack icon

    PowerPack

    Developed by IdeaBox Creations

  • Ultimate Addons logo

    Ultimate Addons

    Developed by Brainstorm

Pick List

Below is a list of the modules I've chosen to include on my sites from their respective plugins. I've gone through each module and compared them to their counterparts, if they had one, and chose the ones that I believe either had the better feature set, more options, or better user experience, etc. Further down I've listed every module and my thoughts about each if you want more detail.

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  • Advanced Icons
  • Advanced Menu
  • Advanced Sepataor
  • Advanced Tabs
  • Button
  • Contact Form
  • Content Toggle
  • Countdown
  • Counter
  • Creative Link
  • Flip Box
  • Gravity Form
  • How To
  • iHover
  • Image Hotspot
  • Info Banner
  • Info Cirlce
  • Interactive Banner
  • Login Forms
  • Marketing Button
  • Off-Canvas
  • Price List
  • Progress Bar
  • Retina Image
  • Ribbon
  • Slide Box
  • Table
  • Table of Contents
  • Team
  • Testimonials
  • Video
  • WooCommerce Modules
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  • 3D Gallery
  • Advanced Accordion
  • Album
  • Alert Box
  • Animated Headlines
  • Announcement Bar
  • Author Box
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Business Hours
  • Category Grid
  • Column Separator
  • Content Tiles
  • Coupon
  • Devices
  • Dot / Page Navigation
  • Dual Button
  • Facebook Modules
  • Fancy Heading
  • FAQ
  • File Download
  • Filterable Gallery
  • Google Map
  • Heading
  • Highlight Box
  • Hover Cards
  • Icon List
  • Image Comparison
  • Image
  • Image Scroll
  • Info Box
  • Info List
  • Instagram Feed
  • Logo Grid and Carousel
  • Modal Box
  • Photo Gallery
  • Post Timeline
  • Pricing Table
  • Pullquote
  • User Registration Form
  • Search Form
  • Sitemap
  • Smart Heading
  • Social Icons
  • Social Share
  • Star Rating
  • Subscribe Form
  • Timeline
  • Twitter Modules
  • Video Gallery

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Deep Dive

Below is a list of every module offered by both plugins. I identify which plugin offers the module and when the module was first introduced (innovation leaders). Hover or click each list item to read my perspective on each module, specifically any special features or options that give one module version an edge over the other. Again I will try to keep this list as update as is reasonably possible.

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powerpack icon
Pretty unique photo gallery animation, not entirely sure it needed its own module. It would be nice to see it incorporated into the Photo Gallery module.
3D Gallery

Create beautiful 3D slider for your portfolio or gallery.




7/17/2017
I prefer the PowerPack version here, it provides multiple source options including posts and ACF repeater and option page fields. I also like that each accordion can have a unique icon to represent it.
Advanced Accordion

Create accordions with custom styling options.


7/8/2016

9/2/2016
Different source options like Posts or ACF
Unlike the icon list modules offered by both this one is a little different and more powerful. You can create a list of different icons or images or all mixed together. I also like that you have a horizontal or vertical list. The only thing you can't do here is add text next to the icons.
Advanced Icons

Add beautiful icons and images that are beautifully designed clickable elements to entice the users


7/8/2016


One of the few modules where I don't see any difference between their two option sets, so I can't choose one over the other here.
Advanced Menu

Create beautiful and highly customizable menu


8/1/2017

7/17/2017
Both modules serve the same function, to present posts, pages, and CPTs. They both have a lot of display options. A slight edge to the PowerPack version which has a few more option especially around pagination and predefined styles.
Advanced Posts / Content Grid

Powerful and flexible posts grid module with many options


7/8/2016

7/2/2016
A few more options
Both versions of this module have basically all the same options but the UABB version does have some color hover options and icon background options that the PowerPack version does not so advantage to UABB
Advanced Sepataor / Divider

Break a content with Advanced Separators that can be just a line, line with icon, line with image or line with text


7/8/2016
Icon background style

7/2/2016
I have to give the edge to UABB, I love the icon fall option in the tab appearance section, but PowerPack also has several style options for its layouts.
Advanced Tabs

Preset and custom styling for creating beautiful Tabbed content for your Beaver Builder site.


7/8/2016
More tab appearance options

9/2/2016
This is a useful way to display a gallery without having to put all the images on the page and the slide transition options are really nice.
Album

One image trigger for full custom album/gallery




7/7/2019
Animation option for navigation
A really basic module whose effect can be duplicated using other modules like the CallOut or the Icon modules.
Alert Box

Simple notification and alert boxes to grab user's attention




7/2/2016
Useful modules for pop-up style notifications and alerts. It would be an easy way to implement a simple GDRP message on your site since it has the options to display after a certain amount of time after first seen.
Announcement Bar

Display latest announcements, offers, discounts, or any notifications




7/2/2016

Conclusion

Both plugins have their unique modules and settings so it'll be really hard to recommend one over the other. I can say there are some really nice quality of life things that UABB imploys like modules with hidden panels are shown when editing that specific content like with flip boxes. I also like that almost every module has a 'Doc' tab that links users to help articles about the module. These two items show how Brainstorm thinks about the end-user when creating their modules.

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