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Ultimate Addons vs PowerPack for Beaver Builder

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 1/17/2019 - I aim to update at least once a month

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    PowerPack

    Developed by IdeaBox Creations

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    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
  • User Registration Form
  • 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
  • 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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Useful for blog author sections but the same layout can be easily achieved with basic image/text modules but it saves some time on setup.
Author Box

Display the Author Badge on the posts, pages in a stylish way




10/11/2019
Different source options
Both modules do their job but I have to give it to the PowerPack version here due to the more flexibility in its styling options, both labels can have a different style along with the handle and separator. The ability to have a mouse click option to move the slider is nice and missing from UABB
Before After Slider / Image Comparison

Easily create great looking image comparison, before and after slider


1/18/2017

5/14/2019
More style options and slider options
If you use one of the compatible SEO plugins this is a good way to display breadcrumbs anywhere on your site. I was really hoping it wouldn't need to be integrated with another plugin for it to work.
Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs Module allows you to create a hierarchical representation of the navigation links




10/9/2019
Edge to the PowerPack version that has more options for timing settings like a switch for "Closed" that doesn't require deleting the timing itself and other useful options like whole or range options
Business Hours

Create a stylish business hours section that suits your website


7/26/2018

12/23/2016
A few more timing settings
There are so many paid plugins that only provide this function so the fact that you can get it with UABB is great! It has a tonne of display options and great for your B2C business clients.
Business Review

Build trust and authority by fetching real reviews from Google and Yelp directly on to your website!


6/26/2019


Both versions of this module have a nice set of hover animations and while the PowerPack version may have more animation options the UABB version has more creative animations like icon movement and 3D moves.
Button / Smart Button

Create stylish call-to-action buttons


7/8/2016
Variety of hover animations

7/2/2016
I really like this module for situations like creating an intermediate category list page for large sites. It gives you the option to show just the child of a specific category or just all the top-level categories, very flexible.
Category Grid

Display Category or Custom Taxonomy on any page in a grid or carousel style




10/9/2019
List and carousel options
Don't really see the need for this module since the separator options are included in the column and row settings
Column Separator

Add a column separator between rows and columns




7/2/2016
If you don't use a third party form creators I would go with the UABB version here. The default style is modern and will require less work to make look even better unlike PowerPack. Plus the UABB version has a built email template editor with simple shortcodes to customize the email right in the module.
Contact Form

Create an attractive and simple Contact form for your website


7/8/2016

7/2/2016
Nice creative layout for any post type and queries. Limited to the first few posts and new custom layout option like with the regular post module, but cool none the less.
Content Tiles

Create magazine style layouts with any content type




7/2/2016
More layout options

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.