Nice touch port but ... Vim was designed to be used with terminals and emulators. It's nice to see an Android experience of it' but really I was just looking for a vim bin that was compatible with the android environment. Basically, this is cute but there are 1000s of better editors for Android devices. I was just looking for one to use in terminal sessions. Not an independent emulation of the experience. I have no idea what use this would be for other than to say "neato".
I was skeptical at first, how well could via work on a mobile, but.... WOW! I'm amazed at how well this implementation is, it's entirely intuitive (as intuitive vim can be, that is, incredibly for those familiar, not at all for newbs), and just plain awesome. I've always desired a more powerful text editor on Android, & it doesn't get more powerful than vim (no offense to emac-ers)! Now if only I could getting some actually getting work done on this darn thing!
some debilitating quirks Erratic keyboard behavior. Sometimes the keyboard goes straight to insert, othertimes it doesn't. It's hard to know because the *insert* notification is inconsistent. When it does start in insert mode and I escape out, it automatically moves the cursor back one character. Default tabbing and spacing on linebreak is nonsensical. Pasting from the external clipboard adds a double linebreak. The worst (dealbreaker)I have to constantly restart the app because I lose the ability to edit at random moments.
I've been using Linux on desktops since sometime in the 1990s, and on android phones ever since about 2009. I have used vi (now vim, or "VI iMproved") since some time in the 1980s. This is the best "tiny screen" implementation of the 5 I've used on any Android device, and I love it. As this is a non-rooted phone , I may not need it as much here, but it's still useful for examining problems directly when an app starts misbehaving.. Definitely worth having AND useful.
Needs Work 1) Being that my device is rooted, I set in preferences for it to use root powers; but the moment I did this and granted root access to it, it wouldn't open, so I had to reset it, losing all my settings! Please fix! 2) Edit vimrc fails! It's looking where the file isn't stored and would be unwriteable there anyway! (in /data/.vimrc)
Life has never been the same after installing this My god what a game changer! Word of warning: I noticed some .vimrc file edit problems on lollipop, but my KitKat devices are very happy with this app! Thanks so much, developers. You changed how I perceive Android.
- revert it back to Vim73
- removed unused permissions
- Fixed crashing on Android L devices.
- Only support API-16 and above