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Notepad++ vs VimR: What are the differences?

Notepad++: Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. 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; 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.

Notepad++ and VimR can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Some of the features offered by Notepad++ are:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding: screenshot 1, screenshot 2, screenshot 3 and screenshot 4
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace

On the other hand, VimR provides the following key features:

  • Full Vim
  • File Browser
  • Fuzzy File Find

VimR is an open source tool with 4.14K GitHub stars and 121 GitHub forks. Here's a link to VimR's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 VimR?

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.
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        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.
        Visual Studio Code
        Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
        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.
        Atom
        At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
        Emacs
        GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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        How developers use Notepad++ and VimR
        Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
        Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++Notepad++

        When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).

        Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
        Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

        Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)

        Avatar of BobStein
        BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
        • syntax highlighting
        • find
        • highlight selected text
        Avatar of Tim De Lange
        Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

        First thing I install on a new windows box.

        Avatar of Promethean TV
        Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

        Used as a basic text and code editor.

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