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Vim inspired — Faster as in less keystrokes — Multiple selections — Orthogonal design
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What is Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.
Kakoune is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
Kakoune is an open source tool with 5.5K GitHub stars and 411 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kakoune's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kakoune?

9 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kakoune.

Why developers like Kakoune?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Kakoune

Kakoune's Features

  • Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
  • Powerful selection manipulation primitives
  • Powerful text manipulation primitives
  • Client-Server architecture
  • Simple interaction with external programs

Kakoune Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kakoune?
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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Kakoune's Followers
16 developers follow Kakoune to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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