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Vim is a text editor first released publicly in 1991. Based on the vi editor common to Unix-like systems, Vim is designed for use both from a command line interface and as a standalone application in a graphical user interface. Vim is free and open source software and is released under a license which includes some charityware clauses, encouraging users who enjoy the software to consider donating to children in Uganda.

What's New in Version 1.0.2

iPad: Fixed issue when launched in landscape mode


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Customer Reviews

A great contribution to the ios ecosystem!

Thank you for your quite faithful port of one of my favorite programs! Contrary to what other reviewers are saying, asking for cloud sync features and so forth, I appreciate that you seem to have simply done what you needed to do to build vim for ios and get it to work. No fancy weirdness, just vim.

Since I use it with the built in keyboard, and since I downloaded the app years ago and haven't updated, it's true I have to make due without some "critical" keys and features. But vim is such a rich empowering environment that I can work around most issues by creating macros and maps that use the existing keys.

Thanks again! I Applid your efforts!

Great effort! Will download again 10/10

Thank you Applidium for making this app . The joke is deep and rings true for any vim user. It appears that Apple has not developed iOS to work like a UNIX computer but we can pretend, right? :open . is sort of a file browser. :! ls does not list files but fails because there is no shell to fork. Great effort! If you expect vim this is not vim. This is an art project for users with nostalgia for the age when computer operating systems used older metaphors, things like "files", "programs" and "directories". RIP to those days. It's bittersweet. Thanks again.

A Unix classic on iOS!!

So delighted to find this. Text editors are few and far between on iOS and now I find the first one I ever learned!

Yes, the interface is cryptic, but vi has always been that way. Vim added many new features, but the way we did things in the old days doesn't really translate well to iOS.

This version does an admirable job. All the commands I struggled to learn years ago work just as expected.

My only gripe is with the screen font. It is very thin and can be difficult to read. Granted, I'm using this on an iPad mini 2 and and even an iPhone 6, but the vertical on the lower case 'f' is completely missing and that can be very distracting. It often looks like it's supposed to be a '5'.

If this could be fixed I would enjoy using this app more.
For now it can be a struggle.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 27.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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