Vim vs. Notepad++ vs. Neovim

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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 Neovim?

Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

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Pros

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

What are the cons of using Vim?
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What are the cons of using Notepad++?
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What are the cons of using Neovim?
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Companies

What companies use Vim?
999 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Notepad++?
209 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
What companies use Neovim?
12 companies on StackShare use Neovim

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 Neovim?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Neovim

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

  • 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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