Vim vs. VimR



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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 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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Why do developers choose Vim?
Why do you like Vim?

Why do developers choose VimR?
Why do you like VimR?

What are the cons of using Vim?
Downsides of Vim?

What are the cons of using VimR?
No Cons submitted yet for VimR
Downsides of VimR?

What companies use Vim?
1066 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use VimR?
1 companies on StackShare use VimR
What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Vim and VimR?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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