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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 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.

What is Brackets?

With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Try Creative Cloud Extract (preview) for Brackets for an easy way to get clean, minimal CSS straight from a PSD with no generated code.

Pros

Why do developers choose Vim?
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    Why do developers choose Emacs?
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    Why do developers choose Brackets?
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    Cons

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

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

    What are the cons of using Brackets?
    No Cons submitted yet for Brackets
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    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    737 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Emacs?
    92 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use Brackets?
    34 companies on StackShare use Brackets

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    What tools integrate with Brackets?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Brackets

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

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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