Vim vs. Notepad++ vs. Kakoune

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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 Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.

Pros

Why do developers choose Vim?
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    Why do developers choose Notepad++?
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    Why do developers choose Kakoune?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Notepad++?
    No Cons submitted yet for Notepad++
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    What are the cons of using Kakoune?
    No Cons submitted yet for Kakoune
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    Pricing

    How much does Vim cost?
    How much does Notepad++ cost?
    How much does Kakoune cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    734 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Notepad++?
    137 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
    What companies use Kakoune?
    0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune

    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++
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • 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
    • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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