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.
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)
Buggy, horrible, time-waisting For example: fullscreen, indenting and commandline zooming don't work properly. What a waist of my time. One star is to much. This is not an finished app. Why did you made it online
Nothing works I really need to open a file. I tried many options just to open a file but all was in vein. Oh ya.. Of coarse i use vim every day. On mobile this was first time.. Bad time although..
Is a pity this app is neglected (no blame for dev, whose situation & priorties I can't know) but FCs and stability issues now mar a brilliant concept. Vim is actually a great fit for Android: complete navigation and selection control by word/line/block with just the standard keyboard (no wasted screenspace) & split (particularly diffsplit) are killer features that no other editors come close to. Being able to open additional files without exiting app or fiddling w/ menus is also a big plus (hadn't realized how much using slide out menus or the recent apps menu disrupted my process until now). FCs and associated risk of data loss relegate this to being essentially a demo. Still can't bring myself to uninstall though because I WANT it to work so badly. There are a few other issues: word-based input waits for autocorrect to finish before vim gets any input - so many commands are unworkable & you must watch keyboard's prediction row to see what you've typed. Editing .vimrc and other setup involving home directory was also a bit fiddly (though, if I could figure it out it can't be that bad). Overall Vim on Android is hard to argue with, hopefully updates remedy the outstanding issues.
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!
- revert it back to Vim73
- removed unused permissions
- Fixed crashing on Android L devices.
- Only support API-16 and above