Vim vs. gedit vs. CotEditor



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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 gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose gedit?
Why do you like gedit?

Why do developers choose CotEditor?
Why do you like CotEditor?

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Vim?
1023 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use gedit?
2 companies on StackShare use gedit
What companies use CotEditor?
0 companies on StackShare use CotEditor

Integrations

What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Vim, gedit, and CotEditor?

  • 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
  • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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