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
88
4.4
User ratings
964
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
3307 kb
Screenshots
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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
Dec 15, 2014
Seems to work fine
A Google User
Dec 14, 2014
Fix Lollipop Crashes To Regain Fifth Star Since receiving the Android 5.0 push (and, being suitably paranoid, performing a factory reset) I have been forced to downgrade Vim Touch (see developer's own note on this) and disable it from receiving auto updates, as the latest version crashes on start. Otherwise, I've been satisfied with the app--which I use mostly to peruse gigantic debug logs fetched from other systems--for quite some time, now.
A Google User
Dec 14, 2014
Doesn't work on Nexus 10 with Android 5.0.1 It opens and immediately minimizes into the background :-(
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
used to be perfect crashes make the current version unusable. If this gets fixed it's back to 5 stars for me
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
Can't understand the 5 stars It doesn't seem able to manage its own internal files. Several times I had to go into /data deleting swapfiles of Vim Touch's config files. It doesn't seem to have any resilience to its own preference settings. Even if your phone is rooted, don't set Vim Touch's Root option! It will never start again so you can't switch the option off. Other pref settings and normal vim uses also do this. And oh wow: *don't* try using vim encryption. Hangs and force quits everywhere. Then it made 3 of my files become zero size. All my 40+ others apps are working fine. I can't understand the 5 stars for Vim Touch. Perhaps people are just enjoying it as a toy or a novelty. But if you try to do anything half-serious with it it will break and take some of your files with it. (HTC one rooted with very stable CM10 and no problems in other apps)