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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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Really useful module especially when integrated with the pricing module so users can switch between, for instance, monthly vs yearly billing. It's also useful for before and after images or text or whatever, great modules
Content Toggle

Allow your users to switch between two different content types


6/19/2018


Pretty standard countdown setup. I'll give an edge to the UABB version here due to the time zone selection option and the ability to customize the shape around the number. It has a little more flexibility but no alignment option like the PowerPack version for some reason.
Countdown

Use this module to create urgency on your site


1/18/2017
Timezone and custom digit area shape

5/3/2018
Alignment
Has some of the same functions as the progress bar but has a few different functions that make it suited for strictly number counting.
Counter

Use counters with icons and separators to show-off and attract users


7/4/2017


If you use coupons on your e-commerce site this is a must. I love the show code on click and the copy functionality, it's great for user experience. I really like all the display options, very flexible.
Coupon

Create attention-grabbing coupons anywhere on your website and display offers & discounts




10/23/2019
Hide/Show codes
Some really nice animation options that would have been nice to be included in the Advanced Menu module since that seems like the purpose here just without submenus.
Creative Link

Add a set of creative links that are both stylish and attractive with magical hover effects


7/8/2016


Interesting module for mimicking layouts on different devices. It has a lot of interesting options and can even toggle landscape and portrait mode for smaller devices but I would not advise using the toggle because the size of the device changes radically.
Devices

Add device frames to your pages for beautifully showcasing your web designs or portfolio




8/12/2019
Not only for one-page sites but great for pages with a lot of copy where users can go straight to the content they are looking for or to curate the user experience. Piece of advice, it's best all the rows are equal heigh others the auto navigation will not work as expected.
Dot / Page Navigation

Create beautiful one page websites




7/2/2016
This one is a toss-up because the UABB version has cool divider options and better responsive appearance but in PowerPack you can style each button separately, each button can have different border or background colors. It's really going to depend on your needs.
Dual Button

Create stylish dual button with various options


7/8/2016
Nice divider option

7/2/2016
Each button as style option
The button module is pretty versatile with the ability to include a like button along with a share button and share and like counters in a number of layout options. With the comment module, you can use Facebook as the comment section for your posts instead of the default WP comment system which can be helpful for spam and visibility but can be limiting if not all your users have Facebook accounts. The page and embed module are useful to display upcoming events and to highlight posts
Facebook Modules

Increase user engagement on your site and get more followers with Facebook Modules




3/22/2018
Interesting and fun animation options but I don't believe it really needed its own module. It would be nice to have these options in the standard heading module.
Fancy Heading

Create beautiful headings with built-in presets




11/23/2016

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.