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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 TextMate?

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Vim?
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    Why do developers choose TextMate?
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    Why do developers choose gedit?
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    Cons

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

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

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

    Pricing

    How much does Vim cost?
    How much does TextMate cost?
    TextMate Pricing
    How much does gedit cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    726 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use TextMate?
    13 companies on StackShare use TextMate
    What companies use gedit?
    1 companies on StackShare use gedit

    Integrations

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

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

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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