Vim vs. Atom vs. Emacs



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Description

What is Vim?

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.

What is Atom?

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.

What is Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Vim?
Why do you like Vim?

Why do developers choose Atom?
Why do you like Atom?

Why do developers choose Emacs?
Why do you like Emacs?

Cons

What are the cons of using Vim?
Downsides of Vim?

What are the cons of using Atom?
Downsides of Atom?

What are the cons of using Emacs?
No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
Downsides of Emacs?

Companies

What companies use Vim?
1025 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Atom?
1021 companies on StackShare use Atom
What companies use Emacs?
112 companies on StackShare use Emacs

Integrations

What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
What tools integrate with Atom?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom
What tools integrate with Emacs?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs

What are some alternatives to Vim, Atom, and Emacs?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

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Latest News

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