Kakoune vs VimR: What are the differences?
Kakoune: Vim inspired — Faster as in less keystrokes — Multiple selections — Orthogonal design. 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.; VimR: 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.
Kakoune and VimR can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by Kakoune are:
- Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
- Powerful selection manipulation primitives
- Powerful text manipulation primitives
On the other hand, VimR provides the following key features:
- Full Vim
- File Browser
- Fuzzy File Find
Kakoune and VimR are both open source tools. It seems that Kakoune with 4.85K GitHub stars and 354 forks on GitHub has more adoption than VimR with 4.14K GitHub stars and 121 GitHub forks.