Vim vs. Notepad++ vs. Emacs



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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 Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editorโ€”and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

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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 Emacs?
Why do you like Emacs?

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 Emacs?
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Companies

What companies use Vim?
1047 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Notepad++?
229 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
What companies use Emacs?
115 companies on StackShare use Emacs

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 Emacs?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs

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

  • 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
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

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