Vim vs. Notepad++ vs. Brackets



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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 Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Notepad++?
Why do you like Notepad++?

Why do developers choose Brackets?
Why do you like Brackets?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Notepad++?
Downsides of Notepad++?

What are the cons of using Brackets?
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Companies

What companies use Vim?
1023 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Notepad++?
216 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
What companies use Brackets?
49 companies on StackShare use Brackets

Integrations

What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
What tools integrate with Notepad++?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++
What tools integrate with Brackets?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Brackets

What are some alternatives to Vim, Notepad++, and Brackets?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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