Sublime Text vs. Vim vs. Neovim

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What is Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

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 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.
Why do developers choose Sublime Text?
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Why do developers choose Vim?
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Why do developers choose Neovim?
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What are the cons of using Neovim?
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What companies use Sublime Text?
1785 companies on StackShare use Sublime Text
What companies use Vim?
1089 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Neovim?
12 companies on StackShare use Neovim
What tools integrate with Sublime Text?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Sublime Text
What tools integrate with Vim?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
What tools integrate with Neovim?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Neovim

What are some alternatives to Sublime Text, Vim, and Neovim?

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

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