Vim vs. Notepad++



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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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Notepad++?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using Notepad++?
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Companies

What companies use Vim?
1001 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Notepad++?
209 companies on StackShare use Notepad++

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 are some alternatives to Vim and Notepad++?

  • 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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