Vim Touch

Vim Touch


VimTouch is a open source VIM port on Android. It supports full vim syntax and finger touch gestures to help VIM much more usable on touch screens.

WARNING!
If you got any issues with the latest version. Please download and install the v2.5r2 here!
https://code.google.com/p/vimtouch/downloads/detail?name=VimTouch-2.5r2.apk&can=2&q=#makechanges

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.momodalo.app.vimtouch
https://github.com/momodalo/vimtouch
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/vimtouch-general

Features
- root permission access
- Touch to move cursor
- Fling to scroll
- Swipe to zoom
- Siding Menu File chooser
- Two-fingers gesture to zoom in/out
- Unicode and multi-byte
- Single tap to send "ESC"
- Read email attachments
- Single instance to open multiple files in vim windows
- Real VIM runtime
- Customizable VIM runtime (ex: can install syntax, doc, plugins)
- 256 Colors

Recent changes:
2.6
- Make vim as a separated executable and can execute with "su" to grant root access
- Fixed empty clipboard crash
- Add format in quickbar
- Add dark theme preference to support both dark/light themes
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Free
89
4.5
User ratings
916
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
3307 kb
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About Vim Touch
VimTouch is a open source VIM port on Android. It supports full vim syntax and finger touch gestures to help VIM much more usable on touch screens.

WARNING!
If you got any issues with the latest version. Please download and install the v2.5r2 here!
https://code.google.com/p/vimtouch/downloads/detail?name=VimTouch-2.5r2.apk&can=2&q=#makechanges

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.momodalo.app.vimtouch
https://github.com/momodalo/vimtouch
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/vimtouch-general

Features
- root permission access
- Touch to move cursor
- Fling to scroll
- Swipe to zoom
- Siding Menu File chooser
- Two-fingers gesture to zoom in/out
- Unicode and multi-byte
- Single tap to send "ESC"
- Read email attachments
- Single instance to open multiple files in vim windows
- Real VIM runtime
- Customizable VIM runtime (ex: can install syntax, doc, plugins)
- 256 Colors

Recent changes:
2.6
- Make vim as a separated executable and can execute with "su" to grant root access
- Fixed empty clipboard crash
- Add format in quickbar
- Add dark theme preference to support both dark/light themes

User reviews of Vim Touch
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
Need ROOT support! (x86l Edit: Yes, on my Arm device its 2.6-armeabi, but on x86 its downgraded to 2.5-x86, Playstore 'updated' from my initial arm version install. Is it ok if I use armeabi on x86 device? I assume yes, have to turn off auto update though.
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Appreciate the effort. I appreciate the effort the developers put into this, but the crashing makes it unusable. It crashed within 5 seconds of my first time opening this app. Thereafter, at random. I really want a stable VIM to use on my tablet, but without reliability, this is useless. I am going to dual boot Linux to allow me to use VIM, but I will keep an eye on this app in hopes that the quality improves.
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Don't start. Crash at once. Wait for a fix.
A Google User
Oct 27, 2014
Crashes hard Less then 2 mins of ownership and crashed twice.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2014
Too unstable I love vim and I love the effort made to duplicate many of vim ' s features including folds and plugin support. But crashing when swiping to move about a file, is particularly annoying. I have tried creating lots of navigational shortcuts on the toolbar just so my fingers don't have to touch the screen text input area. Also keep as few as apps open as possible. Still crashes. I purchased another editor to get the stability needed when editing my python files.