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Caret vs Vim: What are the differences?

Caret: Better Markdown Editor for Mac / Windows / Linux. Better Markdown Editor for Mac / Windows / Linux; Vim: Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. 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.

Caret and Vim are primarily classified as "Markdown Editors" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Caret are:

  • Code Highlighting
  • Auto-Completion
  • Context Commands

On the other hand, Vim provides the following key features:

  • Vertically Split Windows
  • Vimdiff
  • Folding
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Pros of Caret
Pros of Vim
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    • 346
      Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)
    • 326
      Fast
    • 311
      Highly configurable
    • 297
      Less mouse dependence
    • 246
      Lightweight
    • 144
      Speed
    • 99
      Plugins
    • 96
      Hardcore
    • 81
      It's for pros
    • 65
      Vertically split windows
    • 29
      Open-source
    • 25
      Modal editing
    • 22
      No remembering shortcuts, instead "talks" to the editor
    • 21
      It stood the Test of Time
    • 16
      Unicode
    • 13
      Everything is on the keyboard
    • 13
      Stick with terminal
    • 12
      Dotfiles
    • 12
      VimPlugins
    • 11
      Flexible Indenting
    • 10
      Efficient and powerful
    • 10
      Hands stay on the keyboard
    • 10
      Programmable
    • 9
      Large number of Shortcuts
    • 9
      Everywhere
    • 8
      A chainsaw for text editing
    • 8
      Unmatched productivity
    • 7
      Modal editing changes everything
    • 7
      Super fast
    • 7
      Developer speed
    • 7
      Because its not Emacs
    • 6
      You cannot exit
    • 6
      Themes
    • 6
      Makes you a true bearded developer
    • 5
      Intergrated into most editors
    • 5
      Most and most powerful plugins of any editor
    • 5
      Plugin manager options. Vim-plug, Pathogen, etc
    • 5
      Habit
    • 5
      Shell escapes and shell imports :!<command> and !!cmd
    • 5
      Great on large text files
    • 5
      Shortcuts
    • 5
      EasyMotion
    • 4
      Perfect command line editor
    • 4
      Intuitive, once mastered
    • 1
      Not MicroSoft

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    Cons of Caret
    Cons of Vim
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      • 8
        Ugly UI
      • 5
        Hard to learn

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      What is Caret?

      Better Markdown Editor for Mac / Windows / Linux

      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.

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