Version: 7.0 || Release Date: 2006-09-25 || License: Charityware App Owner: marcus

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 often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

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This is traditionally a command=line application, so, yes, you would use it within the terminal, but, no, it definitely is not part of it. As a decent UNIX, OS X comes with VIM installed, so that's why it's already there. OS X also comes with other classics like emacs, perl, and a nice collection of the GNU tools (e.g. sed, awk, grep, etc.).


It's actually on version 7.0 now. How do we change that?

I wish wish wish this were Cocoa; the interface in its current incarnation is kind of clunky and weird. But hey, it is Vim. And I imagine that porting it to Cocoa would be a hellish ordeal.

Yepp, sorry for the confusion. It was one of the first apps I added while developing iusethis ;) (and in fact the app I used to write the code for iusethis as well)

I like these icons:

Yeah, it's charityware. there was an issue with editing that reset apps to default license. fixed now.

Vim is more than freeware, it's opensourced (i forget what license though)