gVim

gVim 7.3

The comprehensive, flexible editor

If you're serious about your editing, then gVim might well be the tool for you. This comprehensive portable 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
  • Portable

CONS

  • Intimidating for beginners
  • Not very attractive

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

What gVim 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, gVim has a number of options that make using the application especially easy. The pop-out menus guarantee easy access, while the tiered interface makes working from multiple documents even easier.

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

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

Changes

  • Persistent undo and undo for reload
  • Blowfish encryption, encryption of the swap file
  • Conceal text
  • Lua interface
  • Python 3 interface

— User reviews — about gVim

  • "anything compatible with windows sucks"

    not good with plugins, many plugins fail to load, huge problem with lint, honestly the original vim (on terminal) is nic... More.

    reviewed on June 1, 2016

  • baohua

    by baohua

    "gVim 7.3"

    Very bad experience, download and installed a lot of garbage, but still did not bring up gvim. I think owner is just try... More.

    reviewed on December 4, 2011