Vim vs. CotEditor



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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 CotEditor?

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

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

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

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

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

What companies use Vim?
1064 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use CotEditor?
0 companies on StackShare use CotEditor
What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Vim 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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