1. Main Features
- Extensively customizable
- Utilizes customizable key mappings to automate work
- Compares and merges files
- Supports extended regular expressions
- Accessible in a command line interface or GUI
2. Software Overview
Vim is a free and open source text editor designed for editing source code. It has a sharper learning curve than most other simple text editors and is not intended for novice users. Vim is also available on Mac as MacVim and Windows as gVim.
Vim is designed to be highly customizable so that you can personalize your experience and maximize your productivity. You can use it with a Graphical User Interface or from a command line interface. It allows you to define your own key mappings to automate sequences of keystrokes or call custom functions. There are also many plug-ins available to add to Vim's functionality.
If you are very proficient with computers and prefer to use your applications with minimal GUI interference, Vim is a good text editor for you. If you don't feel like learning how to use Vim, a simple text editor like Notepad or TextEdit is a better pick.
3. Supported File Types
Updated: July 16, 2014