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CotEditor vs VimR: What are the differences?

Developers describe CotEditor as "Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X". CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X. On the other hand, VimR is detailed as "Refined Vim Experience for OS X". Project VimR is an attempt to refine the Vim experience. The goal is to build an editor that uses Vim inside with many of the convenience GUI features similar to those present in modern editors for Mac.

CotEditor and VimR belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CotEditor are:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

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

  • Full Vim
  • File Browser
  • Fuzzy File Find

CotEditor and VimR are both open source tools. It seems that VimR with 4.14K GitHub stars and 121 forks on GitHub has more adoption than CotEditor with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.

What is CotEditor?

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

What is VimR?

Project VimR is an attempt to refine the Vim experience. The goal is to build an editor that uses Vim inside with many of the convenience GUI features similar to those present in modern editors for Mac.
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