Vim

Vim 7.3.260

Highly configurable text editor

If you're serious about editing, then Vim might well be the tool for you. This comprehensive app is a modified version of the Vi editor that comes with UNIX and is perfect for most user's editing needs. View full description

PROS

  • Multi-featured
  • Pop-out menus

CONS

  • Intimidating for beginners
  • Not very attractive

Good
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If you're serious about editing, then Vim might well be the tool for you. This comprehensive app is a modified version of the Vi editor that comes with UNIX and is perfect for most user's editing needs.

What Vim lacks in appearance, it makes up for in functionality. Although some more aesthetically-focused users might feel that it is a little ugly, it's packed full of tools that will make editing, coding and programming a piece of cake. As well as the standard editing tools, Vim has a number of options that makes using the application especially easy. The pop-out menus guarantee easy access, while the tiered interface make working from multiple documents even easier.

Ultimately, Vim is suitable for any job that needs a text editor, but it does look a little intimidating and could put off prospective users. It's a powerful tool that you'll need to study, but if you put the effort in, you'll be awarded with an impressive - and free - editing tool. Vim comes bundled with another version of the program - Vim Easy - which is the same tool configured to make it easier to use. This is perfect for users who need less power, or for those who want their first steps into Vim to be easy ones.

Vim: it's called the "programmer's editor" for a very good reason!

Changes

  • The most notable additions since 7.2:
  • Persistent undo and undo for reload
  • Blowfish encryption, encryption of the swap file
  • Conceal text
  • Lua interface
  • Python 3 interface
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Vim 7.3.260

User reviews about Vim

  • rutwikapatel

    by rutwikapatel

    "Run problem "

    How to run the program?? I've created the script but I can't see my output. More.

    reviewed on March 18, 2015

  • razzledazzle

    by razzledazzle

    "Steep learning curve, after which you become the master of text editting"

    Since my early days of programming (some 15 years ago) I've been constantly looking for the perfect text editor/IDE to h... More.

    reviewed on January 17, 2010